Windows 10 is the latest and newest system for our home computers today. While updates are regularly released, we continue to study our system. Not every user knows that in Windows 10 (and in earlier versions) there is a built-in anti-virus utility MRT.
Genuine file mrt.exe is one of the software components Windowsdeveloped Microsoft. MRT Is an abbreviation for Microsoft Removal Tool. The Mrt.exe is a Windows executable file (program).
mrt.exe is not essential to Windows and often causes problems. Mrt.exe is located in the C: Windows System32 folder. The file size for Windows 10/8/7 / XP is 13,179,660 bytes.
Certified by a trusted company. It is not a Windows system process. The app is not visible to users. Mrt.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs, therefore the technical reliability rating is 27% danger.
The bases of this utility receive updates along with the Windows update. It is able to find various dangerous programs on your Windows 10 computer that use specific accesses to the operating system.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as mrt.exe. Thus, you should check the mrt.exe file on your PC to make sure that this file is not a threat.
How to start?
Push Win + R, we introduce MRT, we confirm that the program must be run as administrator. Choose a quick check, click on.
For some time, the computer will be scanned and at the same time the process of neutralizing malicious programs is taking place:
The entire process of searching for and removing malicious programs is performed in a simple wizard in Russian (where you just need to click “Further“), And the scan itself takes a long time, so be prepared.
The advantage of the Microsoft MRT.exe Malware Removal Tool is that, being a system program, it is unlikely to be able to damage anything on your system (provided it is licensed). You can also download this tool separately for Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7 on the official website
It also sends a report to Microsoft on the detected malware signatures, thereby adding to the overall database. The program is not an antivirus and does not replace it – it just works as an auditor for specific software. Well, you can also run a full scan, at least once a quarter – it will analyze all files on the disk.