Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - How to remove?


Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a trickily designed application which needs to be removed from every PC once it starts pop-upping out of nowhere. Though it looks as a completely legitimate program from Microsoft, in reality it tries to trick users into purchasing its “recommended” anti-virus. For that, it triggers numerous deceptive popup alerts, mostly looking like this:

Malicious software was detected!

You need to install antivirus software to remove malicious. Click “Enable protection” button to purchase and install recommended antivirus software.
Without antivirus software your system are very vulnerable to computer spywares, Trojans, viruses that attack over internet.

However, all the threats reported by this Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool in reality are non existent your system files or legitimate ones, important for a normal computer’s functionality. The malicious activity of this rogue is also followed by fake system scanners that imitate their work and various notifications similarly reporting viruses.

Real Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool does not appear with its notifications on computer screen from nowhere and does not displayalerts every one or two minutes. Using this cleverly designed program, scammers expect you to purchase it. However, whenever it happens for you to encounter any similar software, make sure you check everything with a program which can be trusted. If detected, remove Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool as soon as possible.

You can read more about the legitimate Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on official website of Microsoft  support.microsoft.com.
During March of 2011 a parasite with similar name was released : MS Removal tool. It is a different parasite, and its removal instructions are different.


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Manual Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool infected files and get help in Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 


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May 25th, 2016 06:31, May 25th, 2016 06:31
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9 thoughts on “Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

  1. Cheryl Shifflett

    How do I remove Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool?

  2. Gustavo Garza

    can u awnser this.i tried 2 download this but it dosent when it finishes.

  3. Gustavo Garza

    i dwnloaded the spyware doctor

    1. admin

      Gustavo: Reboot into safe mode with networking and launch program from there. If it fails, try launching from safe mode, or use other tools : Malwarebytes, Hitman pro.

  4. Kathleen

    I cannot get into safe mode to activate an spyware. How do I get into safe mode?

  5. Richard

    I got this pop up saying I had a windows update ready to install. It was this Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. I started to download it but stopped after it after about 10% complete. I read about the fake MSRT and didn’t want to take any chances. My question is if it is a backdoor trojan virus do you have to download the whole thing to get infected? If I stopped the download and exited out would I still get the trojan virus?

  6. Steven

    This was disguised as a Java update…
    I knew this was strange, so I clicked on it, and then this rogue fake anti-viral application came up asking to make changes to my computer, immediately I said no, and looked it up because I had never installed such a thing and it didn’t come with any pack of programs I had downloaded, the downloaders of this problem are my sister and father who know nothing about this type of thing…

  7. Ezra

    I just recovered from it by manually removing it. All you have to do is

    1-Restart your computer.

    2-press “F12” or whatever button your DOS program tells you to press to bring you to windows boot options.

    4-choose to load from your hard drive. (it will have your model number and all that jargan of your hard drive displayed) It should be listed at the very top of the boot options menu.

    5-you will be given some options on how to load windows pick “advanced options”
    to do this on my computer I needed to press F8 that might be a different button on yours

    6-once you are to the advanced options menu choose “safe Mode” Without internet

    7-once you have logged in onto windows “safe Mode” Right click anywhere on your computer screen where there is no icon or tool bar and it will display a set of options

    8-choose to open the “system task manager”

    9-click the “application Tab”

    NOTE: These next few steps have to be repeated until you find the location of your virus.

    10- right click one the first application and choose the “open file location” button.

    11-you should look at the date and time each of these programs were created. It will display that for you automatically. if its around the time when you noticed your computer being infected there is a good chance that is the virus. You might even see an icon associated with the files that you are viewing that will look like the same icon that is used for the malicious software.

    12-Delete the virus

    13 run “system restore” to get there you:

    A-press Start Menu Tab
    B-Press “All Programs”
    C-open “Accessories” folder
    D-open “system Tools” folder
    E-click on “system restore” icon
    F-follow the instructions to restore your computer to an earlier time

    It sounds like a lot but its actually pretty easy and you will be virus free.

  8. Ezra

    P.S. sometimes these viruses will disguise themselves as windows system files so it very important to look at the date they were created. If your windows program was installed 2 years ago and there is a system file that was created the time that the virus was appeared its a dead give away that this is not a real system file and it should be deleted.

    The last time I had got this virus was a couple of years ago and it was disguised as a system folder. This time it prompted as a java update. When I went to close the window it would pop back open again. I think this is when it was downloading itself to my computer.

    When I went through the task manager after right clicking on one of the applications and choosing “open file location” I could see the icon that was used for the fake malicious software program. I right clicked on the icon and chose “open file location” again. That showed me where the virus was installed. Then I erased the files


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