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Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely Amazing."

    September 4, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best malicious software removal tool."

    January 7, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works Well"

    March 8, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 1.0 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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