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Windows 7: Should MS Windows MSRT results be "believed"?

24 Jun 2017   #1
Mike Lynch

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 
Should MS Windows MSRT results be "believed"?

I have run it several times since April.

While running, it indicates Infections found on the Screen.

When I print out the Report, NADA thing was ever found!

What is happening?

Is it a waste of a "lot" of time to run or am I misinterpreting the Screen and the subsequent Log?

I am attaching the Log.




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File Type: log mrt.log (9.3 KB, 4 views)
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24 Jun 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No it's not a waste of time.
For what ever reason MRT show 3 infection while it scans and at the end report no infections.

Other members have reported the same thing.

I ran MSE scans and Malwarebyte scan and they also reported no infection and these also were not a waste of time.
What it indicates is my security methods are working.

Jack
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25 Jun 2017   #3
Callender

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

See the link in this post:

Malicious Software Removal Tool - Does it create logs? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

Also when MRT is updated via windows update it runs silently in the background anyway once per month. No need to launch it manually unless you suspect problems.
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25 Jun 2017   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I have never manually run it personally until last months was released and I'm not at all sure why I did then seeing I already knew it would not find anything and take a long time to find nothing.
So no I'll never run it again
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25 Jun 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm really not sure why not finding infection is a bad thing.

When I run several security programs and they find no infection I'm happy.

MRT runs in the background so their really isn't a concern how long it takes.
At times I also run Eset online scan and it takes a long time compared to many other programs.
What is the hurry.

MRT is just another layer of security that I manually scan with one or two times a month.
I also scan with SAS several times a day and Malwarebytes Premium a couple times a day.
MSE scans my systems a couple times a week.
So far my paranoia has kept my systems clean of infections.
All scans are done manually and not scheduled.

Jack
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25 Jun 2017   #6
Mike Lynch

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 
Please understand!

'WHILE' it is running, it reports many infections, like more than 20.

When it's completed it reports "nothing" found.

I call that BS!

The Log shows nothing found and that compounds the BS.

Thanks for listening.

Mike
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25 Jun 2017   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you read this posted by Callender? Post #3

Malicious Software Removal Tool - Does it create logs? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

No one has to use MRT if they don't want to. Just don't download MRT.

We like you Mike were just trying to understand why the report of infection during scan was different from the end report.

Jack
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25 Jun 2017   #8
Mike Lynch

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 
Thank you!

I hadn't read that Post but I now feel better about investing the time running MRT.

Thank you for being patient with me!

Best regards,

Mike Lynch
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