Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) Does Have A GUI AfterallJanuary 23, 2009 – 5:44 PM
Yes, Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) really does have a GUI and can be run on-demand.
On Windows XP, click Start >Run and type mrt and press Enter. In Vista, click Start and type mrt into the Search box and press Enter. This launches the GUI for the tool:
Press Next and decide which type of scan that you want to run:
Start your scanning. When you are done, you will hopefully see this:
But if not, don’t worry too much, this tool will clean the system for you.
Note: As Microsoft states in the tool itself, this should NOT be used in place of a full anti-virus program. This tool does not provide any kind of realtime On-Access scanning, nor does it check your incoming emails for malicious content. It should not be treated as complete AV protection.