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Windows 7: Malicious Software Removal Tool - Updates


23 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Malicious Software Removal Tool - Updates

Hello.
Windows 7 (Pro 64-bit) keeps offering me updates for this. I don't use it as I have a paid-for 3rd party security app.

Where is it hidden (I can't find it on the machine) and how can I stop Windows offering updates for it?

Regards,

Cheemag

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23 Jun 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to,

C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe
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23 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Derekimo wrote:

>You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to
>
>C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe 4 Hours Ago 05:42 AM

... and delete it. Thanks. I'll do that next time I boot that machine.
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23 Jun 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to,

C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Derekimo wrote:

>You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to
>
>C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe 4 Hours Ago 05:42 AM

... and delete it. Thanks. I'll do that next time I boot that machine.
I didn't say anything about deleting it.

If you don't want the updates for it, just right click on them and select "Hide"
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23 Jun 2013   #5

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

MRT is just an enhancement to any of the anti-malware products you may already have installed and rarely if ever causes conflicts.

The only time I've seen an alert from an already installed anti-malware product was when MRT found a virus on a machine I was working on that the resident anti-malware program failed to find, when MRT did, it woke up the resident.

MRT resides where derekimo showed, and a log can be found at:
Code:
C:\Windows\debug
See:
information   Information
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free portable downloadable standalone EXE security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.

For real-time protection that helps to guard your home or small business PCs against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, download the free Microsoft Security Essentials

Source: SevenForums Tutorials Microsoft Safety Scanner


The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool helps remove specific, prevalent malicious software from computers that are running supported versions of Windows

What you don't know about the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool | Computerworld Blogs
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23 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to,

C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Derekimo wrote:

>You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to
>
>C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe 4 Hours Ago 05:42 AM

... and delete it. Thanks. I'll do that next time I boot that machine.
I didn't say anything about deleting it.

If you don't want the updates for it, just right click on them and select "Hide"
No you didn't, so what did you intend that I do with MRT.EXE when I'd found it ?

In any case there is no MRT.EXE on my machine - in system32 or anywhere else.

Windows Defender was 'manual' in services.msc, it's now disabled. I've just rebooted and it hasn't tried to push the update. I assume WMSRT is part of that. It comes up with the updates so soon after boot that I believe its source is the OS and not Microsoft.

We shall see.
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23 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Anak wrote:

>MRT is just an enhancement to any of the anti-malware products you may already have installed and >rarely if ever causes conflicts.
>
>The only time I've seen an alert from an already installed anti-malware product was when MRT found a >virus on a machine I was working on that the resident anti-malware program failed to find, when MRT did, >it woke up the resident.
>
>MRT resides where derekimo showed,

It doesn't - not on my machine. It isn't on the machine anywhere.
>
>and a log can be found at: c:\Windows\Debug

There's only a zero-length passwd.log file in there and a \wia directory with one log referring to Epson.
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23 Jun 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to,

C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Derekimo wrote:

>You can type mrt.exe in the start menu, or go to
>
>C:\Windows\System32 and find the MRT.exe 4 Hours Ago 05:42 AM

... and delete it. Thanks. I'll do that next time I boot that machine.
I didn't say anything about deleting it.

If you don't want the updates for it, just right click on them and select "Hide"
No you didn't, so what did you intend that I do with MRT.EXE when I'd found it ?
Just answering your original question.

Quote:
Where is it hidden (I can't find it on the machine) and how can I stop Windows offering updates for it?
I have Win 7 Pro 64bit as well and it is located where I said on mine.

Malicious Software Removal Tool - Updates-mrt.jpg

If you haven't installed the update, that may be why you can't find it.


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25 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It's possible I've missed the update, but is there any point in getting hold of it now ?

It doesn't appear possible to hide this update - there's no facility in that update dialogue to hide it.
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25 Jun 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
It's possible I've missed the update, but is there any point in getting hold of it now ?

It doesn't appear possible to hide this update - there's no facility in that update dialogue to hide it.
Right clicking on the update and selecting "Hide" doesn't work?

Does it say it has finished downloading on the right side, details pane?
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