Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool – Free Scanner Download

By Chona Esjay | Posted on December 19, 2013 | Updated on February 14, 2019

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:

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.

22 thoughts on “Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool – Free Scanner Download

  1. Andrew

    I got the cryptovirus. Removed the virus but now cannot unlock files. How can I open them again?

  2. Jubaer Jubi

    My All File Lock in .Locky Virus. How can I open them again?

  3. jose miguel

    mis archivos estan con la extension cryp

  4. amit

    Hi, my system encrypted by cerber ransomware. now all data has been encrypted.
    I m in big trouble now. so please tell me how to remove that virus n decrypt my all data?

  5. zarak khan

    Hi, i have windows 7 with 32 bit, So from where i can download Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool for my windows 7 32 bit
    please help ME.

  6. dejan

    I have lanset file virus. All my files are encrypted, can someone help me?

  7. arunmedidi

    all my files got an extension .vesad (ransomeware) can anyone help me to fix it

  8. David P.

    I got all my files with .litar extensions, I don’t know what to do. Please help!

  9. cAROL

    I received a call on Tues from a supposed Microsoft representative saying that my computer had been hacked in Russia at 3:18 AM. The person stated that she was Kay Mathews calling from !-858-451-4210. How do I get a refund on the $270 that I paid to? Cannot contact them, I have to request my ID?

  10. Anupam Singh

    All my files are encrypted by .seto extension. How can I recover it back?

  11. Ankur

    My xls files are affected with .nesa. Please help, my future depends on this file.

  12. herbert

    all my files are encripted with by .domn , am on windows 10 pro

  13. ALI SHAN

    I had Got .PEET Virus in my hard disk
    it encrypted my all Data
    I want all data back
    Can anyone Help me?

  14. wisnu

    I need help please.

    Some of my files (photos, music, zip, rar) are encrypted by .mbed ransomware, please help me to decrypt my files. I’m on Windows 10.

  15. Jackson Wavamunno

    I got all my files on three hard disks encrypted. I am confused. Please help

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