Malicious Software Removal Tool



deango
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Hi. The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool downloaded and installed via Microsoft's Automatic Downloads. Does this work automatically or do I need to do something further to activate it....Thanks
deango

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
It works automatically.

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"deango" <Deango@nospamtoday.com> wrote in message news:uB5jia$WFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Hi. The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool downloaded and installed via Microsoft's Automatic Downloads. Does this work automatically or do I need to do something further to activate it....Thanks
deango

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
deango wrote:
> Hi. The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool downloaded and installed via Microsoft's Automatic Downloads. Does this work automatically or do I need to do something further to activate it....Thanks
> deango

It runs once automatically when it's installed. If it didn't give any
messages then things are good.

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kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote:
> It works automatically.

Actually, it depends on how you download it.

Windows Update, it works as you say, but if you download from this page:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en

which downloads from this location:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=90&p=&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356&genscs=&u=http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/a/a/4aa524c6-239d-47ff-860b-5b397199cbf8/Windows-KB890830-V1.4-ENU.exe

Then you have to run the exe, follow the prompts, and you get an option
at the end to view a report of the scan.

Just trying to educate, not reprimand. :)

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Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Understood, but they did say "via Microsoft's Automatic Downloads" :-)

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"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message news:uWCkG9$WFHA.2060@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote:
>> It works automatically.
>
> Actually, it depends on how you download it.
>
> Windows Update, it works as you say, but if you download from this page:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en
>
> which downloads from this location:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=90&p=&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=ad724ae0-e72d-4f54-9ab3-75b8eb148356&genscs=&u=http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/a/a/4aa524c6-239d-47ff-860b-5b397199cbf8/Windows-KB890830-V1.4-ENU.exe
>
> Then you have to run the exe, follow the prompts, and you get an option
> at the end to view a report of the scan.
>
> Just trying to educate, not reprimand. :)
>
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> Peace!
> Kurt
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>
>

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:34 AM
Doug Knox MS-MVP wrote:
> Understood, but they did say "via Microsoft's Automatic Downloads" :-)

Yep. My Bad! :)

I didn't see that part, but then I'm not much of a fan of AutoUpdate to
begin with.

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Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:35 AM
deango wrote:
> Hi. The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool downloaded and installed via Microsoft's Automatic Downloads. Does this work automatically or do I need to do something further to activate it....Thanks
> deango


The MRT is updated the second Tuesday of each month, appears as a
"Critical Update" on the Windows Update site, and runs only when and as
"downloaded." Nothing is actually installed on your computer; there's
nothing to run at a later date; there's nothing to ever uninstall.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;890830


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Helge H. Forstner
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Hi,

>It runs once automatically when it's installed. If it didn't give any
>messages then things are good.

Maybe not.
Since two months, after I made the automatic download, my XP Pro
System freeezes from time to time.

If I have the chance to look at the task manager ist shows me 99% of
processor time is used by the system.

Because I have several large hard disks with lots of data, the
scanning takes a long time.

How can I stop the removal tool?

I hate rebooting at least one time a day..



with regards

H.H.Forstner

Helge H. Forstner
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Hi,

> runs only when and as
>"downloaded." Nothing is actually installed on your computer; there's
>nothing to run at a later date; there's nothing to ever uninstall.

hmmm.. the first time I downloaded it something started. You maybe
are right. But my PC freezed because of high processor useage.

After 4 hours I rebooted...



with regards

H.H.Forstner

Detlev Dreyer
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Helge H. Forstner <hf@fly-by-byte.de> wrote:

> If I have the chance to look at the task manager ist shows me 99% of
> processor time is used by the system.

This is often the case when there are Norton-/Symantec products
installed.

> How can I stop the removal tool?

This has nothing to do with that tool. Formerly, that tool (MRT.EXE)
has been removed after running. Since the latest update, MRT.EXE
remains in %windir%\system32 but I'm positive that you won't find it
in the task manager.

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Helge H. Forstner
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Hi,


>> If I have the chance to look at the task manager ist shows me 99% of
>> processor time is used by the system.
>
>This is often the case when there are Norton-/Symantec products
>installed.

You are right. What can I do except getting rid of Symantec?




with regards

H.H.Forstner

Detlev Dreyer
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Helge H. Forstner <hf@fly-by-byte.de> wrote:

>>> If I have the chance to look at the task manager ist shows me 99%
>>> of processor time is used by the system.
>>
>> This is often the case when there are Norton-/Symantec products
>> installed.
>
> You are right. What can I do except getting rid of Symantec?

Not too much. However, you may want to contact
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/ or since you're posting from
Germany: http://www.symantec.com/region/de/techsupp/index.html

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