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How to run malicious software removal tool through task scheduler in X


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Hi! I am using Windows XP and want to be able to set microsofts malicious software removal tool to run automatically in task scheduler but not sure how? When I get to the part where you have to select the program to run I can find where the msrt program is. Does anyone have any knowledge about this? Thanks!
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the malicious software removal tool is a one time deal. it's designed for a specific infection/security issue, and it runs once after you install the update, then doesn't run again (or need to be run again) until microsoft updates the tool
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Hi! I am using Windows XP and want to be able to set microsofts malicious software removal tool to run automatically in task scheduler but not sure how? When I get to the part where you have to select the program to run I can find where the msrt program is. Does anyone have any knowledge about this? Thanks!


You don't. It's a once-monthly thing through Windows Update.

As stated on the Microsoft web site for this program:

This tool is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product.

Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.


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