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A Question About The Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by flavallee, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. flavallee

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    After downloading and installing this tool from the Windows updates site, I could not find anywhere in the Start menu where it could be manually activated and run.

    I did a "search" for MRT.EXE and MRT.LOG and was only able to find the log file. This is its contents:

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    Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool v1.0, January 2005
    Started On Wed Jan 12 06:12:15 2005

    Removal Tool Results:
    No infection found.

    Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Wed Jan 12 06:12:18 2005


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    Does the MRT.EXE file automatically delete itself after it runs?
     
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    Had the same, found it in a directory on C:\...38465374920233...or something or another like that. You can run the executable from there.
    Mind you, just had a look and it's gone!
     
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    That makes me wonder even more if the MRT.EXE file deletes itself after being installed and run? :confused:
     
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    Thanks, TOGG. ;)
     
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