Win 8.1 Malicious Software Removal Tool bug ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by damianfox, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. damianfox

    damianfox MDL Senior Member

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    Hello all I was wondering if anyone else is seeing this behavior with the latest Malicious Software Removal Tool from Windows Update on Nov.12th

    It seems its running itself on almost every boot up, I thought this was a manual program.

    I Installed Win8.1 again yesterday and got all the updates from Windows Update, Now I notice there is a "MRT" folder now in my Windows\Temp folder, the MRT folder is empty, I've been using Win8.1 since it came out and many installs of it but this is the first time I've seen this MRT folder in the Temp directory.

    Here below is the mrt.log my Windows install was yesterday and I've done 3 cold boots.


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    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.6, November 2013 (build 5.6.9603.0)
    Started On Thu Nov 21 13:09:46 2013

    Engine: 1.1.10003.0
    Signatures: 1.161.1618.0

    Results Summary:
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    No infection found.
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Thu Nov 21 13:09:59 2013


    Return code: 0 (0x0)

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.6, November 2013 (build 5.6.9603.0)
    Started On Fri Nov 22 09:17:57 2013

    Engine: 1.1.10003.0
    Signatures: 1.161.1618.0
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Fri Nov 22 09:18:01 2013


    Return code: 0 (0x0)

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v5.6, November 2013 (build 5.6.9603.0)
    Started On Fri Nov 22 16:44:20 2013

    Engine: 1.1.10003.0
    Signatures: 1.161.1618.0
    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Finished On Fri Nov 22 16:44:21 2013


    Return code: 0 (0x0)




    I was wondering if anyone else is seeing this very strange MRT behavior, I have never seen MRT do this before.
     
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