Windows has always been the average family’s favorite oeprating system. But that popularity has always meant certain unethetical developers try to abuse it with malware and computer viruses. Windows has never been great at solving malware, but that’s because it’s a huge job to try to get on top of, and thankfully there are third-party companies helping to solve it. That means if you want to stay protected from all sorts of malware, you should look at tools being developed by companies that aren’t associated with Microsoft. One tool I’ve always used for removing adware should I notice it on my PC is AdwCleaner, for example.
Though Windows isn’t capable of handling all the various sorts of malware in existence, it does come with the malware-fighting Malicious Software Removal Tool to at least try. It’s unknown how reliable the Malicious Software Removal Tool really is because the third-party tools aren’t likely to speak kindly of it. But from our experience, it hasn’t been reliable enough to be relied upon for all malware. Still, it’s there if you want to see if it can solve your malware-related problems before having to sign up for tools from other companies that need to be downloaded and sometimes even bought.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to use the Malicious Software Removal Tool when using a version of the Windows Vista operating system.
How to Use the Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows Vista
You can get access to the Malicious Software Removal Tool by searching for mrt.exe in the Start Menu. Here is how to do that:
1. Click on the Start button to open the Start Menu.
2. At the bottom of the Start Menu is a search box. Type mrt.exe into the search box and then press Enter to open the Malicious Software Removal Tool.
3. If prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click on Continue.
4. You will then see the welcome screen to the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Keep clicking the Next button to eventually run the scan on your computer.
In conclusion, that is how to use the Malicious Software Removal Tool in Windows Vista.