KB890830 update Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.80 - Feb. 11 Win Update

    KB890830 update Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.80 - Feb. 11

    KB890830 update Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.80 - Feb. 11

    Category: Win Update
    Posted: 11 Feb 2020
    Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) 5.80 helps remove malicious software from computers running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008.

    Microsoft generally releases MSRT monthly as part of Windows Update or as the standalone tool. Use this tool to find and remove specific prevalent threats and reverse the changes they have made (see covered threats). For comprehensive malware detection and removal, consider using Microsoft Safety Scanner.

    This article contains information about how the tool differs from an antivirus or antimalware product, how you can download and run the tool, what happens when the tool finds malware, and tool release information. It also includes information for the administrators and advanced users, including information about supported command-line switches.

    Note In compliance with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy, MSRT is no longer supported on Windows Vista and older platforms. For more information, go to Microsoft Support Lifecycle.


    Read more: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...-software-remo

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    How to Use Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows

    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    11 Feb 2020

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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  2. kado897's Avatar
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    For those that use Winaero MRT can be disabled there too.
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    kado897 said:
    For those that use Winaero MRT can be disabled there too.
    Thanks, Keith. Should have included that.

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  4. kado897's Avatar
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  5. swarfega's Avatar
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    f14tomcat said:
    Thanks, Keith. Should have included that.

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    Why would you want it disabled?
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    swarfega said:
    Why would you want it disabled?
    For those who do regular scans and/or have realtime AV active, it has very little value. It's been around since at least Vista, maybe XP, don't remember. It's based on a static set of definitions that's downloaded to run it. It's never run again automatically, although you can if you want. There's a Tut for it. Takes a good chunk of time on PT day. Some just prefer not to mess with it. Suggestion is Optional. Just letting people know the choice is there.
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  7. swarfega's Avatar
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    Yea, I've never seen any hint of it working.
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