Security Software Antivirus Software Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (x86)

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (x86) 5.49 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (564 votes)

File Details

File Size 40.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 211,353
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.21 on Feb 11, 2015

garbage nagware during Microsoft update ! are you sure ? positive you don't want to install it ? will ask you again and again and again !

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v5.15 on Aug 23, 2014

Nice spyware !

jamesmeyer

jamesmeyer reviewed v5.14 on 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

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.8 on Jan 14, 2014

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

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v5.5 on 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" .. ^_^

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v5.4 on 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.

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v5.3 on Aug 14, 2013

Download & run MSERT as an alternative to MRT, Or at least give it a try.. lol

Follow this link & Directly below the Big Blue "Download Now" Button.
("Select your Version" link). Click = (32bit - 64bit). Note 10day Expiry.
Usually between 70Mb-90Mb, Portable, Fairly quick scan. Double click & run
from wherever you selected to download. Same UI as if you called up MRT.
Not the best by any imagination, It'll sniff a "Rootkit" among other Bogeys.
h**p://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-gb/default.aspx

The usual 3* for being an Alternative.

danielw2

danielw2 reviewed v5.1 on Jul 6, 2013

Regcure-pro Removal Tool is a free portable downloadable standalone EXE security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software. http://ryanfrost.paretol...et/regcure-pro/download
Regcure-pro is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.For real-time protection that helps to guard your home or small business PCs against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, download the free Microsoft Security Essentials

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v4.12 on 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.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.11 on Aug 14, 2012

I don't know if it's useless or not, I guess it's worth having it as an extra check.
Anyway, installing latest version before patch Tuesday like today prevents updates from not only installing it, bun running it, saving an extra 10 minutes or so, for those patching on-line. The application is always served minutes before the patch is released: eat well :)

Avg. Rating 4.2 (564 votes)
Your Rating
some guy

some guy reviewed v5.21 on Feb 11, 2015

garbage nagware during Microsoft update ! are you sure ? positive you don't want to install it ? will ask you again and again and again !

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v5.15 on Aug 23, 2014

Nice spyware !

jamesmeyer

jamesmeyer reviewed v5.14 on 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

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.8 on Jan 14, 2014

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

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v5.5 on 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" .. ^_^

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v5.4 on 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.

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v5.3 on Aug 14, 2013

Download & run MSERT as an alternative to MRT, Or at least give it a try.. lol

Follow this link & Directly below the Big Blue "Download Now" Button.
("Select your Version" link). Click = (32bit - 64bit). Note 10day Expiry.
Usually between 70Mb-90Mb, Portable, Fairly quick scan. Double click & run
from wherever you selected to download. Same UI as if you called up MRT.
Not the best by any imagination, It'll sniff a "Rootkit" among other Bogeys.
h**p://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-gb/default.aspx

The usual 3* for being an Alternative.

danielw2

danielw2 reviewed v5.1 on Jul 6, 2013

Regcure-pro Removal Tool is a free portable downloadable standalone EXE security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software. http://ryanfrost.paretol...et/regcure-pro/download
Regcure-pro is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.For real-time protection that helps to guard your home or small business PCs against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, download the free Microsoft Security Essentials

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v4.12 on 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.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v4.11 on Aug 14, 2012

I don't know if it's useless or not, I guess it's worth having it as an extra check.
Anyway, installing latest version before patch Tuesday like today prevents updates from not only installing it, bun running it, saving an extra 10 minutes or so, for those patching on-line. The application is always served minutes before the patch is released: eat well :)

some guy

some guy reviewed v4.8 on May 9, 2012

oh please this is as worth less as windows will now check for a solution when something crashes

jcollake

jcollake reviewed v4.8 on May 8, 2012

They often issue this to remove rootkits or other malware that is otherwise very difficult to detect and remove. Rootkits, after all, can hide from any security software while the OS is booted. I applaud Microsoft's introduction into the security market with this and MSE. This tool basically will take care of any essential threat that need be pushed out due to the infection rate, or implications.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v4.7 on Apr 10, 2012

I'm pretty sure all this does is check and see if your Windows version is genuine.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v4.7 on Apr 10, 2012

Oh no! I just realised it's the infamous 'Patch Tuesday' There appears to be no harm in running this although in honesty limited good either?

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v4.4 on Jan 11, 2012

It is no fake, if you think it is you ought to take a ride in the big yellow taxi.

However it's never found anything on any PC's I look after but that means nothing.

I certainly would have no issues running it.

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