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.
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.
Download and Usage
System Requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition, Windows XP 64-bit
Disclaimer: By downloading and using this tool, you are considered to have read the owner’s disclaimer and agreed to terms and conditions as declared on the official web site.
1. Get the tool from the link provided below.
Download Link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=9905
2. Once download completes, you can immediately scan the computer by clicking on Run. Alternatively, you can Save the file to the Desktop and perform the scan later.