Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - Downloading & Installing

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Toolchecks Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 computers for and helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed. The tool creates a log file named mrt.log in the %WINDIRÞbug folder.

Note: MRS Tool is a once off utility that will only find a certain set of spyware/viruses at any given time. Microsoft do update it regularly but it is not a replacement for McAfee.

To download and Install the Microsoft MSR Tool Go to Microsoft Download Center

  • Click on Download
  • Once the File Download window opens save the file
  • Open the saved file and select Run
  • To start the scan for malicious software on your computer, click Next and then select quick scan and press Next
  • On completion of scan click Finish to exit