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Windows 7: Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.45 released

25 Feb 2017   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seffrid View Post
When you say "MRT" do you mean "MSRT"?

I believe your manual method of scanning is only required for the full scan, and that a quick scan is automatically run in the background when you download/install the update with a message only appearing if it finds something - is that correct?
As far as I know MRT is downloaded with windows updates and runs automatically once per month with no user intervention. You can stop it from being offered and downloaded with a registry tweak.

Tweak: Not recommended as allowing MRT to download and run automatically increases security.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MRT]
"DontOfferThroughWUAU"=dword:00000001
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...l-details.aspx

Quote:
To have the newest versions automatically delivered and installed as soon as they are released, set the Automatic Updates feature to Automatic. The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, run the version that is available from this Web page or use the version on the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site.
msert.exe is Microsoft Safety Scanner. Run on demand with no automatic updates. If you need a new version you have to download it. Not sure what msrt is.

https://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/


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26 Feb 2017   #12
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
As far as I know MRT is downloaded with windows updates and runs automatically once per month with no user intervention. You can stop it from being offered and downloaded with a registry tweak.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...l-details.aspx



msert.exe is Microsoft Safety Scanner. Run on demand with no automatic updates. If you need a new version you have to download it. Not sure what msrt is.

https://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/
"MSRT" is what this topic is about - the Malicious Software Removal Tool. It would seem that some also know it as the "MRT" which I assume is supposed to stand for the Malware Removal Tool but that's what I was seeking to clarify as I hadn't seen it referred to as that before.
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26 Feb 2017   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If one type (MRT) in the Start Orb Search you will get this when you tick on it.

Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.45 released-capturemrt.png

Just tick on the (Next) and your on your way. No tricks needed. No command prompts needed. No registry tweaks or any other magic needed. Just tick Next and choose Full Scan.
Microsoft has made it a simple task to download, install and use.

Hopefully that will answer the word game problem.

Jack


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