Malicious Software Removal Tool

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Dave \Crash\ Dummy, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. I downloaded and installed Malicious Software Removal Tool yesterday,
    along with all the other monthly updates, but I can't find it! It is
    shown in my update history, but a search for the file comes up empty. Is
    it just run once during installation then discarded? I know I can
    download it again from MS if I want to run it, but this is disturbing.
     
    Dave \Crash\ Dummy, Oct 13, 2010
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  2. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Steel Guest

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891716

    From what I understand, you can run it manually.
     
    Steel, Oct 13, 2010
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  3. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    gaspin Guest

    The executable file is MRT.exe and is located in the Windows\System32
    folder. Search for it and just run it. The choices are self-explanatory.
    The file is replaced monthly when running windows update. HTH.
     
    gaspin, Oct 13, 2010
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  4. Thank you.
     
    Dave \Crash\ Dummy, Oct 13, 2010
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  5. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Peter Foldes Guest

    Dave

    You will find it here as per below. Either run it from that location or create a
    shortcut to the Desktop or anywhere you desire.
    When you download it runs a Quick scan but you can run a Full scan manually

    Windows\System32\MRT.exe

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    Peter Foldes, Oct 14, 2010
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