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  1. Posts : 19,982
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       12 Jan 2016 #10

    New KB890830 Windows Update for Malicious Software Removal Tool on December 12th 2016.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

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  2.    05 Aug 2016 #11

    This is Very Good

    many thanks
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  3.    14 Oct 2016 #12

    Hey Brink,

    As always, great tutorials.

    Just wondering, as I've just checked the log and it appears it runs silently in the background after updates have been downloaded but is there a way to setup MRT run mode to pre-warn before running or running on-demand.

    I take it, if it does find something while it is silently running in the background, it will pop up an alert??

    In all my time, I've only ever run it manually and it has never found anything malicious, so I have no idea what it throws back if something is found.

    Cheers
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  4. Posts : 19,982
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16184
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       14 Oct 2016 #13

    Hello Hawks, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yeah, MSRT is only a tool that you manually run to help remove malicious software from your computer. It won't run in the background or monitor your system.

    It will alert you if it finds anything when you run it, but you can always read the scan log located below.

    C:\Windows\Debug\mrt.log
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  5.    14 Oct 2016 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Hawks, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yeah, MSRT is only a tool that you manually run to help remove malicious software from your computer. It won't run in the background or monitor your system.

    It will alert you if it finds anything when you run it, but you can always read the scan log located below.

    C:\Windows\Debug\mrt.log
    Hi Brink,

    I use to only run it manually on Windows 7 & 8 as I preferred to do it that way, but in Windows 10, since updates are auto downloaded and installed I see now it runs automatically.

    It ran last night "automatically" on my system and I just checked the logs this morning.

    Is there a way to only run it manually??

    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.41, October 2016 (build 5.41.13100.0)
    Started On Fri Oct 14 09:41:36 2016

    Engine: 1.1.13000.0
    Signatures: 1.227.2846.0
    Run Mode: Scan Run From Windows Update

    Results Summary:
    ----------------
    No infection found.
    Successfully Submitted Heartbeat Report
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Fri Oct 14 09:43:13 2016

    Return code: 0 (0x0)
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  6. Posts : 19,982
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16184
    Thread Starter
       14 Oct 2016 #15

    I'm not sure unless you may have a task set to run it on schedule. It hasn't ran automatically for me yet.
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  7.    14 Oct 2016 #16

    I'm on the HOME edition, so updates download and install automatically, and in the last round of updates, the MSRT was included, and it looks like it kicked off as soon as it was installed by Windows 10.

    I'm not sure if there is a way to 'not' have it run after in is downloaded ??
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  8. Posts : 19,982
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16184
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       14 Oct 2016 #17

    I'm not sure. I've never seen it run automatically.
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  9. Posts : 19,982
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       08 Nov 2016 #18
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  10. Posts : 19,982
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       14 Dec 2016 #19
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