Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a program that searches, detects and eliminates viruses and malicious files, such as Blaster, Sasser or Mydoom, among others.
It can be used periodically as an add-on to an antivirus, and scan the disks for threats that were not detected during that scan.
The tool analyzes all the files and ends with a report detailing the viruses found and presenting options to eliminate them.
It is recommended to use this or other similar tools such as Ad-Aware, or SpyBot periodically, in addition to having a good updated antivirus, and a firewall like ZoneAlarm.
Some of the viruses detected by this tool are Afcore, Atak, Bagle, Banks, Blaster, Blaster, Codbot, Dishigy, Unruy, FakeInit, Hacker Defender, IRCBot, Mydoom, Passalert, Qakbot, Sasser, Spybot, Wootbot and more. The complete list can be consulted on the official website.
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool 5.43 is the latest version (updated December 2016) of this tool for Windows 10 (and earlier editions) that can be downloaded for free .