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    MS Malicious Software Removal Tool

    Do you run the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool? Yes?........... are you sure?

    Note After you accept the one-time license terms, you can receive future versions of the Malicious Software Removal Tool without being logged on to the computer as an administrator...It appears that some component of the Agreement may have changed in this latest update which will require an Admin user to launch the tool and accept the new agreement. Some users may not be aware of this and be under the false impression the tool is running on a schedule as expected.
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    http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=4811&rss

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    Do you run the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool?
    I'm not sure. How can you tell it's running? That app's always been a mystery to me.
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokencrow
    I'm not sure. How can you tell it's running? That app's always been a mystery to me.
    By looking at the log file of course!

    It can be found in %windir%\debug\
    I've found two logs. mrt.log and mrteng.log

    The log file will tell you which version was run and the results.

    If you want to manually run it, click on Start, Run and type mrt.exe or just mrt and press enter.

    You can find more docs for this program @ http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=890830
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