Solved Windows defender V windows malicious software removal tool

carl424

New Member
I just wondered what the difference is between windows defender and the windows malicious software removal tool.

I know defender has alot of other features, but as for the Malicious software do they both do the same thing.....
 

My Computer

JMH

Banned
I just wondered what the difference is between windows defender and the windows malicious software removal tool.

I know defender has alot of other features, but as for the Malicious software do they both do the same thing.....
Hello carl424 & welcome to Vista Forums.
The Malicious Software Removal Tool detects and removes high-profile viruses including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom etc.
This is not a real-time tool but rather an application you run periodically.

Windows Defender detects and removes spyware. It is software that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, minimizes interruptions, and helps you stay productive.

Hope that helps you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.

carl424

New Member
Thats great thanks for pointing out the difference


This is not a real-time tool but rather an application you run periodically. .
I haven't read about it, but i sometimes run it manually , does this run on a schedule automatically (ie) once a week...or something.

So it won't actually find anything unless you run it, or its being run on a schedule
 

My Computer

JMH

Banned
Thats great thanks for pointing out the difference


This is not a real-time tool but rather an application you run periodically. .
I haven't read about it, but i sometimes run it manually , does this run on a schedule automatically (ie) once a week...or something.

So it won't actually find anything unless you run it, or its being run on a schedule
Hello carl424 again,
Re the Win. Malicious Software Removal Tool. - It is not a replacement for an anti-virus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an anti-virus product.
No it can't be scheduled to run automatically.

BTW, What Anti Virus program are you running?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.

carl424

New Member
Hello JMH..


BTW, What Anti Virus program are you running?
Yes i do use Avast 4.8 home edition (free) its pritty good

No it can't be scheduled to run automatically


Like i said i do run it now and then.
So lets just see if i have got this right.

It gets installed "via" automatic updates once a month.
But it runs automatically in the backgroung, but this is where i get a little confused.
Is it always running in the background, or does it just run its self once when it gets installed , and then you can run it manually if you want.


And its not on a scheduale

 

My Computer

JMH

Banned
Hello JMH..


BTW, What Anti Virus program are you running?
Yes i do use Avast 4.8 home edition (free) its pritty good

No it can't be scheduled to run automatically
Like i said i do run it now and then.
So lets just see if i have got this right.

It gets installed "via" automatic updates once a month.
But it runs automatically in the backgroung, but this is where i get a little confused.
Is it always running in the background, or does it just run its self once when it gets installed , and then you can run it manually if you want.


And its not on a scheduale
Re the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.
To clarify -
No it doesn't always run in the background. It is a once off via Windows Updates.[The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background.]
Yes you can run it manually, as a second opinion, whenever you want. ;)
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.

zigzag3143

Banned
JMH

Another sterling post.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron E 1405
    CPU
    [email protected]
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated intel 945
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    300 gig internal
    Internet Speed
    10 down 1.5 up

JMH

Banned

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.

carl424

New Member
JMH;1146169 [I said:
Re the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.[/I]
To clarify -
No it doesn't always run in the background. It is a once off via Windows Updates.[The version of this tool delivered by Windows Update runs on your computer once a month, in the background.]
Yes you can run it manually, as a second opinion, whenever you want. ;)
ARR got it now JMH , yes understand it now, all cleared up..

Thanks for your help JMH....:cool:
 

My Computer

JMH

Banned
My pleasure carl424,
If you ever have more questions, you know where to find us.;)
Safe surfing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.
Top