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MRT as a secondary malware scanner---Defense in Depth

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MRT as a secondary malware scanner---Defense in Depth

Post by gdotoli on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:31 pm

I am implementing an autoresponse scan process for systems that are hit by Malware.

When a system gets an alert McAfee automatically generates a client task to perform a heavy scan

based on tag criteria. This works fine. Now I want to also run a scan utilizing MRT . The quiet scan switches are

mrt.exe /f:y /q. Using Psexec the script remotely runs the scan. So we have 2 scans running in sequence.

My question is:


Can I download the latest MRT from Microsoft and copy the mrt.exe to any windows OS and will it run ?

Or is MRT OS specific in some cases? I just need to know if I can copy this to most of our windows base.

If I can where do I get the latest and greatest MRT?


Please help.


Thanks,

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Re: MRT as a secondary malware scanner---Defense in Depth

Post by Superdave on Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:56 pm

MRT comes installed in all OS's from XP on up. I don't think it's a good idea to two two scanners running at once.

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Re: MRT as a secondary malware scanner---Defense in Depth

Post by gdotoli on Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:58 pm

I'm soory you read this wrong or I wasn't clear. I am running these in sequence first the McAfee and then an hour after the first process is complete, I launch the 2nd MRT scan.
I know MRT is on all windows systems my question is , can I run the latest across all platforms? If a system hasn't been
autoupdated for 1 year, I want to copy MRT.exe to that system, so it will scan with the latest MRT.exe. Superdave,
Can any MRT.exe version run on any windows box?
That is my question

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Re: MRT as a secondary malware scanner---Defense in Depth

Post by gdotoli on Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:59 pm

Also, Is autupdate the best way to het the latest MRT.exe?

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Re: MRT as a secondary malware scanner---Defense in Depth

Post by Superdave on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:03 pm

can I run the latest across all platforms? If a system hasn't been autoupdated for 1 year
The OS should be updated first.
I want to copy MRT.exe to that system
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Also, Is autupdate the best way to het the latest MRT.exe?
If there are any updates for MRT they should be included in the regular MS updates.

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