Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) 5.95 helps remove malicious software from computers running Windows11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft generally releases MSRT monthly as part of Windows Update or as the standalone tool. Use this tool to find and remove specific prevalent threats and reverse the changes they have made (see covered threats). For comprehensive malware detection and removal, consider using Microsoft Safety Scanner.
This article contains information about how the tool differs from an antivirus or antimalware product, how you can download and run the tool, what happens when the tool finds malware, and tool release information. It also includes information for the administrators and advanced users, including information about supported command-line switches.
Note In compliance with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy, MSRT is no longer supported on Windows Vista and older platforms. For more information, go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
Read more: Remove specific prevalent malware with Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)
- Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 32-bit
- Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 64-bit
- KB890830 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog
How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows
@Brink and all. Having downloaded and run Microsoft Safety Scanner – build 1.353.887.0 for 03:48 and still running, it appears to have stalled on one file for the last 40 minutes having already scanned 2651476 files of which 971 it deems are infected. Staggering. I run a whole bunch of AVG software (paid for) and am incredibly cautious in all of my IT activities, so to get this result (asides from the stall) is mind-blowing really.
I have yet to get as far as the report with details of all these infected files, but am more concerned that it is not progressing.
Any guidance or advice appreciated, for which my thanks. See image below.