Malicious Software Removal Tool II


P

Prescott

What is the relationship between Microsoft Security Essentials scan and
the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

If I run the MSE scan will it find and remove everything that MRT will?

Or does MRT find and remove stuff that MSE scan does not find?
 
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Z

Zombie Elvis

What is the relationship between Microsoft Security Essentials scan and
the Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Basically the MSRT is Microsoft's emergency tool. It is designed to
periodically check for and remove existing malware infections that a
normal antivirus program should have caught but for whatever reason
didn't.

MSE is a traditional antivirus tool. It sits on your computer quietly
checking for malware just like any other AV program.
If I run the MSE scan will it find and remove everything that MRT will?

Or does MRT find and remove stuff that MSE scan does not find?
In theory MSRT could find an existing virus or trojan which MSE or
another AV tool didn't catch. In practice, you run MSRT on a computer
which you know is already infected with a virus that has been making
the rounds lately. And then once you have a clean PC, you install MSE
for day to day AV duty.
--
Obama: Hey Ballmer, you mind if we borrow 90% of the world's computers for a quick cyber war?

Ballmer: Finally, the moment I've been waiting for! *Throws ceremonial war chair at wall*

- Seen on Slashdot

Roberto Castillo
(e-mail address removed)
http://mind-grapes.blogspot.com/
http://zombie-gulch.myminicity.com/
 

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