Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (x86) 5.17

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (541 votes)

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Windows 7/8/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Freeware / 210,079 downloads

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found.

This tool will help to remove specific, prevalent malicious software from infected systems. Because computers can appear to function normally when infected, Microsoft advises you to run this tool even if your computer seems to be fine. In addition to using this tool, you should use an up-to-date antivirus product to help protect your computer from other malicious software.

Reviews of Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (x86)

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    nilst2006

    Reviewing 5.15 (Aug 23, 2014)

    Nice spyware !

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    jamesmeyer

    Reviewing 5.14 (Jul 9, 2014)

    I don't understand how this tool has 5 stars rating, It isn't posible to rate it with 0 stars? Avoid it

  3. 1 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 5.8 (Jan 14, 2014)

    avoid this tool it's !@#$% worthless ! google it

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    BANDIT-

    Reviewing 5.5 (Oct 8, 2013)

    MRT is a tool which runs "Once a month" During Win Updates. Otherwise, It lays dormant unless it is "called Up". It is a useful tool "ONLY" If your system has ground to a halt. (Do Not) rely on MRT/MSERT alone.

    You need
    (1) A "good" A/v which is Highly configurable.
    (2) A "second opinion" like M/ware-Bytes for Instance.
    (3) A Nifty tool to keep at hand, TDSSKiller.

    - Launch TDSSK: Allow "updates" & then go into (change parameters). Some Items are ticked by default. Also TICK (Detect TDLFS file system).
    You "MAY" get a suprise in some cases..!!

    Your A/v should be running at all times. Other tools should be used in conjunction with your A/v, but only on a "call-Up" basis. Too many tools monitoring your system in "Real Time" = False positives, & Crashes.
    (BUT THAT IS UP TO THE USER)
    Still 3* for being an Alternative (Tool)..... "Keep Safe" .. ^_^

  5. 2 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 5.4 (Sep 10, 2013)

    Probably used to have a good look round your units & report back to HQ in Redmond, if you really need this tool you ought to give your PC(s) away :-)

    MS came 17th out of 18 AV's on 'AV Comparative' (March - June 2013) tests.

Discuss Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (x86)

  1. Dec 6, 2010 - 2:00 PM
    jbacinti

    I downloaded the Malicious Software Removal Tool on Friday and it ran for over 20 hours on Saturday. It kept displaying file names that began with "client", a bunch of letters and numbers and ended in".xml". After 20 hours I hard booted the PC as it seemed it would never stop. I can't find those files anywhere on my PC. The symptoms of malware are that my hard drive constantly is working. Task Manager says I have 96% t0 98% of the system available. Any ideas here?