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Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool - Sept 2011 - Odd Behavior

Posted on 2011-09-15
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Doing some patching on Server 2003 x32 bit servers this evening.  Noticing the Sept 2011 MRT tool is taking an extra long time to install and consuming most of the CPU (mrt.exe) in the process.  No pun intended.

Has anyone else experienced this?  Never had this happen before.  One of my servers finally finished and came back up normally, but I may elect to skip on the remaining.  
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Malicious Software Removal goes through the whole system and takes a long time on any system/server I have seen. If it finishes in five minutes or less, don't worry about it. It comes up occasionally, so see what the next one takes.

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Huh, yeah makes sense.  I've just never seen it take even five minutes.  Just happened on the first two I did, the rest are going smooth.  Ah well.  Thanks for the response.
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Thank you.  I was pleased to help.  ... Thinkpads_User
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