The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool is an anti-malware utility that checks computers running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP*, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom—and helps remove malware and any other infections found.
When the detection and malware removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malware was detected and removed.
*The Malicious Software Removal Tool will continue to be provided for Windows XP through July 14, 2015; it will also continue to be delivered automatically via Windows Update and for download via the Download Center.
I know I get a update each month. Also read it runs in the background. I have like I said never seen it run. Maybe because I had Avast Free, SUPERAntiSpyware Professional.What do you mean by "never seen it run"?
Well for one, the scan is done during the install of the update. It looks for any known to MS malicious programs.
So very month that we get an update of this type, a scan is done.
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