MSRT February 2016


The February release of the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) includes updated detections for the following malware families:

The updates include detections for the latest variants from these malware families. There were no new malware families added to the MSRT this month.

The MSRT works in tandem with real-time antimalware products such as Windows Defender for Windows 10. An up-to-date real-time security product is the best protection against malware and unwanted software. It’s also important to keep all your software up-to date and regularly back up your files.


Comments (3)

  1. Ricardo Castro says:

    Please note that Change Log on KB890830 has not been updated since December 2015. That is, there is not updated info I.R.O. the January (v32) and February (v33) releases. Can someone there check on this? Thanks.

    1. msft-mmpc says:

      Hi Ricardo, no new families were added to MSRT during these months; updates were made to existing families that are already listed.

  2. Gharavi says:

    my windows 10 as you know, has a Windows Defender. Is it enough to preserve my Notebook or should I install another antivirus like Avast or Avira? Avast told me that you preserve only the basic and also said if I install Avast, I should make the Windows defender inactive. When it is so, then why we have Windows Defender?

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