When You Should Use Microsoft Malware Removal Tool

Microsoft Malware Removal Tool, also known as Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, is a free malware removal tool for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 from Microsoft.

Microsoft Malware Removal Tool

While extremely useful when your pc is infected with malware, this tool, as Microsoft points out, is not a substitute for a comprehensive antivirus tool. It detects and removes specific malware, including Sasser, Blaster, and My Doom, but does not prevent malware from entering your pc.

When You Should Use It

You may use this malware removal tool if:

  • Your pc is infected with malware, and you do not have any antivirus tool installed on your PC. Malware, if present, can sometimes disable the installed antivirus program and prevent you from enabling it. You can use this tool in such situations as well.
  • You suspect your pc is infected even when your antivirus tool has not reported any threats. Signs of malware infection include, among others, the following: frequent system crashes, random software errors, frequent pop-up windows, and slow pc performance.
Microsoft Malware Removal Tool

How Good It Is

This utility tool offers you many advantages. Let us take a look at them in detail.

  • Easy To Use – Its interface, although basic, is intuitive and user-friendly. There are three scans options available: Customized Full, and Quick. The Quick and Customized Scans do not take much time. The Full scan is more comprehensive as it scans all your files and, as such, takes more time to complete. Depending on the volume of the data to be scanned and the level and degree of infection, the Full Scan included in Microsoft Malware Removal Tool may take anything between 45 minutes to a couple of hours.
  • Does Not Require Any Installation – You may choose to install it before running, or you may run it directly from a portable device.
  • Available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions – The software is available in separate downloads for 64-bit and 32-bit Windows operating systems.
  • Has A High Detection Level – Another good thing about this free malware removal tool from Microsoft is that it has a high detection level and can successfully remove a number of different malware.
  • Requires No Input From The User – Understanding which malware is of what type and what is the most appropriate action against it is usually beyond average Windows users. Microsoft Malware Removal Tool keeps things simple and automatically takes an appropriate action against all detected threats.

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool



Supported OS

Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Vista
Microsoft Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)

Hardware requirements

See operating system requirements

Supported languages

Chinese (Simplified & Traditional)
Portuguese (Brazil & Portugal)

Portable app


Download link

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