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.
Reviewing 4.19 (Apr 9, 2013)
The reason why Windows Update is slowed down when the Malicious Software Removal Tool has been checked is because the tool is performing a quick scan of your system in the background during the update process.
Still a good tool to run monthly for catching the most common malware.
Reviewing 4.17 (Feb 14, 2013)
When updating Windows this now gets unchecked & I have yet in all the time it's been around do anything but slow updating Windows down - MSE recently has had abysmal results & is not on my recommended AV list anymore until they fix it as MS have said they need too.
Reviewing 4.17 (Feb 13, 2013)
does not hold a candle to Hi-jack this or any type of linux based rescue disk
and MSe sucks would never instal it on someone I actually liked
Reviewing 4.12 (Sep 12, 2012)
As I already use some pretty decent anti-malware this has never found anything amiss on any of my PC's - If you take the time to read the terms & conditions it's probably of more use to MS to have a bit of a snoop around your PC as anything, I can live with that though & seems harmless enough to me.
BTW although I don't use MSE the detection rates are now pretty good.
Reviewing 4.12 (Sep 11, 2012)
DK you must be a programmer that created it and MSE sucks ! very poor detection rate horrible if at best
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