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Windows 7: Stop updates of Windows 7 malicious software removal tool

12 Dec 2018   #1
jsampson45

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Stop updates of Windows 7 malicious software removal tool

Is there a way of doing this? Updates of this item always fail, and I have found no viable solution. As I run a proprietary antivirus package I do not need the MSRT. Can it be uninstalled? If so, how? If not, is there a way of telling Windows 7 not to bother updating the MSRT? How might I find the MSRT in Windows Explorer so as to remove it? I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.


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12 Dec 2018   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi jsampson45,

You will have to change your Updates settings to Let Me Choose.
Windows Update Settings - Change

It then gives you the option to Hide any update.
(right click on the KB > select hide from the dropdown window)

MSRT is a one-time update and does NOT appear in either history or installed updates

Roy
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12 Dec 2018   #3
jsampson45

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Many thanks. Will this prevent me being notified about future MSRT updates?
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12 Dec 2018   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

In theory, yes. In practice, you might or might not. I keep getting Office updates although I don't have Office and keep hiding them.
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12 Dec 2018   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

NO

you now have to open WU and check whats available, and either choose to install or hide the updates offered.


Roy
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12 Dec 2018   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Getting rid of windows defender might do it. It doesn't aversely affect users of MSE.
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12 Dec 2018   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

MSRT is not an installed program on the computer so you cannot remove or uninstall it. It is a software item that gets downloaded during certain updates & it runs automatically once to protect your computer from these threats. Running it will not cause any problems & it will provide possibly even better protection for you.
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12 Dec 2018   #8
jsampson45

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

But MSRT update always fails. I don't really want to mark this thread as solved, but I want to thank the people who have made suggestions. I think MSRT "update available" reminders are like the common cold - inevitable.
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