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      • #2299192 Reply
        glnz
        AskWoody Plus

        On my Win 7 Pro 64-bit production machine, MS updates is prompting me to install:
        Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 – v5.83 (KB890830)
        Published 9-8-2020

        Is it safe?

        (Marathon Man – “Is it safe?”)

         

      • #2299196 Reply
        anonymous
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        ? says:

        hi ginz,

        i dunno, haven’t installed anything or even run os microsoft since march, but it (MSRT)is in the catalog:

        https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB890830

        and i always ran it using ghacks “disable heartbeat telemetry,” from 2016 to shut it up after it ran for the month(s):

        https://www.ghacks.net/2016/10/20/disable-microsoft-windows-malicious-software-removal-tool-heartbeat-telemetry/

         

         

      • #2299208 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        MSRT is meant to check (and clean) your PC when you update Windows every month. I always run it and have never had an issue, nor a report from MSRT indicating an issue.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2299211 Reply
        Pierre77
        AskWoody Plus

        The MSRT tool is safe. It will be sent now every 3 months instead of monthly. HTH

        Have already installed it on 3 PCs running Windows 7.

         

      • #2299324 Reply
        Coldheart9020
        AskWoody Lounger

        I intend to install the Windows MSRT along with the other two September CUs when the MS-DEFON reaches 3 or better.

      • #2299363 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        The MSRT has been around for years, hence the low KB number.  It checks for a number of known nasties, and is perfectly safe.  It gets updated and reissued from time to time, but retains the same KB number.  When a new version arrives via Windows Update, it runs silently in the background (that’s why “installing” may seem to take a long time), but once installed you can manually run it in the foreground at any time and display its results.  It’s at C:\Windows\System32\MSRT.exe.  For convenience, you can create a shortcut if you want.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

      • #2299979 Reply
        wavy
        AskWoody Plus

        The MSRT has been around for years, hence the low KB number.  It checks for a number of known nasties, and is perfectly safe.  It gets updated and reissued from time to time, but retains the same KB number.  When a new version arrives via Windows Update, it runs silently in the background (that’s why “installing” may seem to take a long time), but once installed you can manually run it in the foreground at any time and display its results.  It’s at C:\Windows\System32\MSRT.exe.  For convenience, you can create a shortcut if you want.

        C:\Windows\System32\MRT.exe😁

        🍻

        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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