Re: Secret Malicious Software Removal Tool

From: David H. Lipman (DLipman~nospam~_at_Verizon.Net)
Date: 11/18/05

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    From: "Woody" <>

    | I think that I may have the same issue... maybe.
    | Today I noticed in a strange and un-related location a folder with some
    | random number... "d3d6210958507540672ebedd".
    | I wondered where this foder came from... so i looked inside, and found 2
    | files... "mrt.exe" and "mrtstub".
    | I have no idea where they came from. If it was from Mircosoft with my
    | automatic updates, why did it install it is such a random loacation?
    | (secondary HD)
    | I researched this a bit, and found simmilar posts about people wondering if
    | this is a virus or whatever. I am wondering if i can get any answeres here.
    | Is this mysterious folder that says... "malicious software removalt tool"
    | related to MS? Or is it a virus?
    | Thanks

    MRT.EXE is the Malicious Software Removal Tool, a "On Demand" and malware scanner.

    Upon installation, the utility is...

    If you had a folder such as "c:\d3d6210958507540672ebedd" then this is a remanant of a
    HotFix or update via Windows Update and for some unknown reason was NOT auto-deleted when
    the files were extracted and used/moved.

    Command line switches...

    /? or /HELP = displays the command line switches
    /Q = quiet
    /N = detect only
    /F = force extended scan
    /F:Y = force extended scan and automatically clean infected files

    The following is the resultant log file...



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