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mrtstub.exe - Malicious Software Removal Tool Update Stub

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The following Potential Threat is posed by mrtstub.exe:

  • If mrtstub.exe is active, although the software isn't running and no update is running, it is recommended to sound imminent alarm on the state of your security.
  • The mrtstub.exe process is often used as camouflage by Trojans to enable attacks from outside in order to get to sensitive data such as passwords and Internet banking data.
  • Another function of mrtstub.exe is to download additional viruses and spyware to your computer.

Information on the mrtstub.exe process

The mrtstub.exe process belongs to the "Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool" and is responsible for correctly downloading and installing tool updates. It starts at the beginning of an update and closes itself after it is finished.

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