Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 32 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.29
File Size:
16.78MB
Date Added:
May 12, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
96,073
Downloads Last Week:
109
Additional Requirements:
  • Windows NT 4 SP 6
  • Windows 2003 SP 1
  • Windows XP AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows NT 4 SP 2
  • Windows 2000 SP 1
  • Windows 2003 64-bit
  • Windows 2003 AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows NT 4 SP 3
  • Windows 2000 SP 2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 R2
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows Vista AMD 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 4
  • Windows 2000 SP 3
  • Windows NT 4
  • Windows XP 32-bit
  • Windows XP SP 1
  • Windows Server 2003 x86 R2
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 5
  • Windows 2000 SP 4
  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit
  • Windows NT 4 SP 1
  • Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Windows NT 3
  • Windows Server 2008 x86
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista Itanium 64-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows 2003 32-bit
  • Windows XP Itanium 64-bit SP 2
  • Windows XP SP 2
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2003 Itanium 64-bit SP 1
  • Windows XP Pro
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    • 5 stars

      "Absolutely Amazing."

      September 04, 2013   |   By JasonAntClark

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.3

      Pros

      *Simple to use.
      *Thorough.
      *From Microsoft.
      *FREE

      Cons

      *None that I can think of.

      Summary

      A great malware removal tool.

      It does not run in the background (nor is it intended to) - it's an on-demand scan that expires 10 days after the initial download. This is to keep the file integrity in check and to ensure that the latest definitions are used.

      I have seen that scan time takes a 'long time' - I wouldn't say that as such. You tend to only run an on-demand scan if you're suspicious that you have malware; or it's part of a weekly/monthly maintenance schedule.

      I believe this is an underrated tool and has helped me out (a professional IT Technician) in numerous circumstances!

      A+

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    • 5 stars

      "The best malicious software removal tool."

      January 07, 2013   |   By neilgonzales10

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 4.15

      Pros

      When this software is scanning, it scans all programs including Windows files. Full Scan scans all your computer including all your files on your system. Custom Scan scan only custom including removable drives.
      This tool does not slow down my computer.

      Cons

      No disadvantages.

      Summary

      To run this tool, if your are running windows vista or 7, click start, search MRT and if your UAC is running, click Yes. And computers running Windows XP, click start, run, type this: MRT and then click OK. Wait for the tool to open. For Windows 8, Find Malicious removal tool manually. i think its difficult to find. ^__^

      Updated on Jan 7, 2013

      Applies all to 32-bit and 64-bit versions running Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 editions.
      NOTICE: Don't forget this tip including running malicious removal tool in Windows. It may be confusing if you forget this including running malicious removal tool in Windows.

      Updated on Jan 8, 2013

      Applies all 32-bit and 64-bit running Windows Server 2003.

      Updated on Jan 8, 2013

      CAUTION: This tool is not a replacement or substitute of an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product. See Protect Your PC in Microsoft Security and Safety Center.

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    • 4 stars

      "I Run This Every Month and Am Very Happy with It"

      December 19, 2012   |   By Iseult19

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 4.15

      Pros

      It works, and that's all you need to know.

      Cons

      These are really not big-deal probs in the least:

      1. You need to download the updated version each time you use it, which is to your own beneffit. It's a super-quick download and does not really qualify as a "con."

      Summary

      IMPORTANT: While the quick scan is nice...and quick...I found yesterday night that it's best to select the Custom Scan and have it go over the C drive--yes, it takes a couple hours, but...this is the first time it found malware. From now on, with any antivirus, antimalware, anti-this and anti-that, I will have the entire C drive scanned at least once a month. And so, I recommend this, yes, but not as a quick scanner.

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    • 3 stars

      "Just like the monthly version"

      April 23, 2012   |   By jaybt52

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 4.7

      Pros

      Its free I have downloaded previous version from Microsoft and the scans run full scans and find no problems my computer is running Avast free Super Antispyware and Spybot search and destroy.

      Cons

      It takes a log time for a full scan

      Summary

      I probably wont download it again because I dont think I need it.

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    • 5 stars

      "Works Well"

      March 08, 2012

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 4.5

      Pros

      The program works great. It does not use a lot of resource and it does remove malicious software.

      Cons

      The link provided by Download.com is the link for the 32 Bit version and not the 64 Bit version.

      Summary

      To the people that states that it does not work nor can they get it to start they will just need to verify that they are downloading the correct version for their operating system. You will have to go here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=9905
      for the 64 Bit Version.

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    • 1 stars

      "Never Works"

      February 23, 2012   |   By Lance B

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 4.5

      Pros

      This used to work great but now it never runs. I always get the not compatible message.

      Cons

      Doesn't work anymore for me. Been trying for the past 6 months to get it to work with no luck.

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    • 4 stars

      "The name says it all"

      December 13, 2011   |   By Nicholas53

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 4.2

      Pros

      Ran it from my flashdrive and the program removed threats other anti-virus program did not even detected.

      Cons

      Ran on full scan that took a huge amount of time.

      Summary

      I recommend this program.

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    • 4 stars

      "useful at times"

      June 29, 2011   |   By again01

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.20

      Pros

      cleans out non routine infections

      Cons

      not as easy to use like Malwarebytes'

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    • 4 stars

      "see bottom line summary"

      June 26, 2011   |   By sickmickdiscotrick

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.20

      Pros

      see bottom line summary

      Cons

      see bottom line summary

      Summary

      You guy's are the grooviest with your free downloads and special offers!

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    • 1 stars

      "This program went all rogue on my computer."

      June 25, 2011   |   By memawdee

      Version: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 3.20

      Pros

      It is free-BEWARE FREE Ain"T always good!!!!!!

      Cons

      It does not even come with an uninstall feature, I had to use another antivirus program to quarantine this program before I could even use my computer.

      Summary

      Terrible program!!!!!

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