How-to-run MRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool from Microsoft)
The program does not have any shortcut in Start Menu nor desktop or Quick Launch area. Actually it runs in the background once every month without your knowledge. If you feel like running the tool to check your system manually for frequency more than once a month, or suspecting your system is infected and want to run the MSRT to clean the infection, or simply want to display view the results of the scan (by default everything is silent unless infected), you can manually execute and run the tool with the following command:
- Follow the wizard to activate the scanner.
MRT will scan the entire hard disk and hunt down infected software. The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool does not replace an antivirus product. It is strictly a post-infection removal tool. The tool removes malicious software from an already-infected computer.