This 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. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month. This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product To have the newest versions automatically delivered and installed as soon as they are released, set the Automatic Updates feature to Automatic. The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time you start your computer. If you would like to run this tool more than once a month, run the version that is available from this Web page or use the version on the Malicious Software Removal Tool Web site.
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool installation is pretty straight forward. It loads like a wizard that guides you through the installation and scan process. We highly suggest performing a full scan if you suspect of malware activities on the PC. Quick mode may be run on regular maintenance basis to ensure that no malware is residing on the computer.
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool is a simple and free utility designed to detect and eliminate malware from the PC. This program scans the system and search for malware presence. If it detects any nasty program, the tool attempts to remove it right away. It works well alongside other antivirus program. However, please remember that Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool only scans and detect malware; it was not made to protect the computer against attack. Even though Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool comes packed with Windows update and distribution, you still have to download the most recent version in order to perform efficient scan and removal of viruses. The tool never missed to update its database of malware, thus, it is highly advice to obtain the most recent version before running a scan on the compromised computer.
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