Process name: Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System


Process name: Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System


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Process name: Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Application using this process: Microsoft Windows Operating System

Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.

What is mrt.exe doing on my computer?

mrt.exe is the process for Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool which helps to secure your PC by removing spyware and other unwanted processes.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks your machine for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom. The objective of this tool is to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month. This tool can be downloaded as an update (kb890830)

The process mrt.exe is important for safe and secure Internet browsing and should not be terminated. MRT.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 and please note that If you find MRT.exe somewhere else other than C:\Windows\system32, then it is probably a malware application.

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Non-system processes like mrt.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is mrt.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
mrt.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove mrt.exe?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. mrt.exe is used by 'Microsoft Windows Operating System'.This is an application created by 'Microsoft'. To stop mrt.exe permanently uninstall 'Microsoft Windows Operating System' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.

Is mrt.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is mrt.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.

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