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Windows 7: KB890830 Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.48 - May 2017

24 May 2017   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep MS just missed the updating windows so I'll wait until next month but in all honesty I have never used the tool anyway and I doubt I will use this one either.
If it's anything like windows defender or mse I haven't got all day to run a full scan to find nothing


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24 May 2017   #12
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I'll admit that occasionally the older msrt's would extend the update process, and the ones I ran never throwed a warning either but this one took all of 8 minutes from download to finish it's scan on my machine (sans warning), I don't know, maybe I had karma on my side for once...
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24 May 2017   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use MRT every month. It only takes a few minutes. This time it found nothing.
Which I liked.

My other security programs I scanned with also found nothing.
I like it when I'm not infected. That is a good thing.

Jack
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26 May 2017   #14
parrish

Windows 7 sp1 64 bit
 
 

Thank you...
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26 May 2017   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I use MRT every month. It only takes a few minutes.

Jack
Hi,
Clearly you're indeed using the quick scan this update on full is still scanning now at 1:20:22 on my acer
It took about 30:00 on my asus.
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26 May 2017   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No, I use complete (full) scans.
One can run MRT in the background and go on about your business if one cares.
My scans take a about 20 minutes.
I do the scans on one computer while I using the other computer so it's no big deal.
Security takes time and effort and I'm willing to use both to try and be safe.

I also use Eset free online scans, which also takes about 20 or 30 minutes.
What ever time it takes is what I'm willing to do.

If one can find time to be on Facebook, watch movies or play games surly finding a little time for security isn't asking much.

Jack
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29 May 2017   #17
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My scans take a about 20 minutes.
I have to get a computer like yours, Jack.

I ran it last night and it ran 14 hours then crashed. Now I'm looking for logs to check out the infections it found before crashing.
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29 May 2017   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I thought this tool ran in the background automatically. Anyway I ran it manually on C and it took ~30 min. Along the way it stated 7 infections. When complete it says no malicious software was detected and "View detailed results of the scan" produces a list like (8) Option One of Brink's tutorial all not infected.
eg. DOS / Alureon Not Infected

The log file states "No infection found"
I'm a bit confused - what were the 7 infections reported along the way then
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29 May 2017   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I get almost the same results as (mjf) and I have yet to figure out why.
The only thing I can think of is a (?) was found at the beginning of the scan and fixed later in the scan.
Problem is the report doesn't show "WHAT". I believing that MRT is picking up definitions installed by other security programs.

Yes, my systems are fast plus they both run well overclocked. That does make scans very fast.

mjf could you post the tutorial by Brink that you are referring to. I would like to read it.


Jack
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30 May 2017   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post

mjf could you post the tutorial by Brink that you are referring to. I would like to read it.


Jack
The link in post #1
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...l-windows.html
on Windows 10 Forums but I believe it applies also to Windows 7.
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