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Very Bad Advice

MRT was designed to remove a very limited set of virus/malware programs that interfere with the normal Windows Update process. Remember back in the day when updates would fail all the time and sometimes crash your system? That's because you were infected and it caused the update to fail, and LOTS of support requests to MS - for something that was not their doing.

The MRT solves that problem. It seeks out specific, highly prevalent malicous software. It is run once a month (during the normal 2nd Tuesday updates) prior to the updates being "installed", usually during the reboot.

The MRT is an essential tool to making sure your Windows Update process completes successfully and does not "brick" your system. No one visiting this site (it's for beginners after all) should disable MRT using the instructions given above.

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