Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What is "mrt" and "mrtstub"?

07 Apr 2010   #51
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The Talker, once a month should work just fine.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
07 Apr 2010   #52
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I did a Quick Scan with malwarebytes and it says it found 7 items! I had them removed and then restarted. But that's scary.

My brother said that it's possible it's stuff that Kaspersky already removed but there were still remnants of them in the registry. He said that Kaspersky doesn't change the registry so that's probably what they are. I don't know though.

I'm now doing a Full Scan and it says it found 6 items already.

It's scary. Is malware really bad?!

And thank you for your input about defragging Carl.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #53
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

See Malwarebytes does a good job. No reason to be scared they are gone now, do harm done. Just check on a regular basis.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Apr 2010   #54
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Malware is probably a greater threat than viruses for most people.

Malware Bytes and Super Anti Spyware are 2 good ways to fight it.

If you get your system clean and keep Malware Bytes and your antivirus program up to date, you've got a pretty good chance to keep the bad guys beaten down.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #55
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
See Malwarebytes does a good job. No reason to be scared they are gone now, do harm done. Just check on a regular basis.
Thank you for reassuring me. And definitely for recommending this program.

I'm going a Full Scan now and it's 13 minutes in and found 6 infected items so far. That's 13 altogether. But my brother said it's obviously not something harmful as the computer has been working all these months with no weird problems that can't be explained or anything like that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Malware is probably a greater threat than viruses for most people.

Malware Bytes and Super Anti Spyware are 2 good ways to fight it.

If you get your system clean and keep Malware Bytes and your antivirus program up to date, you've got a pretty good chance to keep the bad guys beaten down.
Okay. I've got Malware Bytes. You would say that's good right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #56
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, it is a good program.

There are such things as false positives--it may find a file that it suspects is a threat, when in reality it is not a threat. All antivirus and anti-malware programs do this occasionally. Malware Bytes has a forum where you can try to find out if a particular file is really a bad guy or is just a false positive. They try to minimize the number of false positives, but still some will occur.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #57
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are OK. You caught the malware, you have no virus. You know which are the dangerous sites, etc. Just enjoy, now. Im serious, just enjoy the system. Follow the advice that you were given and read the information that I gave you yesterday. Any future problmes, you know that you have friends here and you know we will be there for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #58
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ah, okay. Now False Positives could actually be stuff that's good and stuff that's needed correct? And if I remove them then something could go wrong correct?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #59
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can I do things while Malwarebytes is running? Like play games and stuff?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You are OK. You caught the malware, you have no virus. You know which are the dangerous sites, etc. Just enjoy, now. Im serious, just enjoy the system. Follow the advice that you were given and read the information that I gave you yesterday. Any future problmes, you know that you have friends here and you know we will be there for you.
Thank you very much for this!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Apr 2010   #60
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'd run Malware Bytes when I wasn't using my PC for any particular purpose. If you do other stuff while it's running, it will take longer to complete and your games won't run as fast as they should. Do one or the other. A complete scan might take a half hour or more?

You should familiarize yourself with "System Restore" in Windows 7 if you have not done so already.

If you delete a file that is actually necessary, you can use System Restore to restore your PC to the way it was before you made the deletion. It is VERY useful and you might need it if you delete a false positive file that is actually needed by your system. But don't let false positives ruin your day--they are relatively uncommon and you should be able to recover from deleting them if needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What is "mrt" and "mrtstub"?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?
I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE. No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work. But this is another problem which should not discussed here. When I type now one of the following...
General Discussion
Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"
Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!
Hardware & Devices
Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme
Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere. Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using...
Customization
BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"
Hi everyone! Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two...
BSOD Help and Support
Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"
My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar...
General Discussion
Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders
hi, OK, this is a weird one. I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and...
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App