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Malicious Software Removal Tool MRT.exe bogus infected files?



 
 
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Old June 11th 16, 04:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Ron Hardin
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Default Malicious Software Removal Tool MRT.exe bogus infected files?

MRT.exe, if you run it explicitly (say download it
after the second Tuesday from Microsoft instead of
getting it from Windows Update) during its scan
reports 4 infected files, but at the end reports
no files infected.

Apparently it does this on any XP machine.

I'd guess some standard files match the virus
pattern and they ignore those matches at the end.

It's a little quick but it seems to be in the
JavaScript general area of quick scan.
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Old June 11th 16, 05:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
JJ[_11_]
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Default Malicious Software Removal Tool MRT.exe bogus infected files?

On Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:12:23 -0400, Ron Hardin wrote:
MRT.exe, if you run it explicitly (say download it
after the second Tuesday from Microsoft instead of
getting it from Windows Update) during its scan
reports 4 infected files, but at the end reports
no files infected.


It's glitch that proofs anti viruses use white-listing.
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Old June 11th 16, 08:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Ron Hardin
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Default Malicious Software Removal Tool MRT.exe bogus infected files?

JJ wrote:

On Sat, 11 Jun 2016 11:12:23 -0400, Ron Hardin wrote:
MRT.exe, if you run it explicitly (say download it
after the second Tuesday from Microsoft instead of
getting it from Windows Update) during its scan
reports 4 infected files, but at the end reports
no files infected.


It's glitch that proofs anti viruses use white-listing.


That's not a mistake. The legitimate files do something that would be suspicious
in an imported file so they check for it. If it's the legitimate file, they
ignore it.

But that's guesswork.

I can't run the modern AVG antivirus because it quarantines some .dll components
of the old Cygwin version I use, which defeats the whole point of the computer.

That needs whitelisting.
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