Learn to Use Microsoft Safety Scanner with Command prompt


Here is a step-by-step process on how you can use Microsoft safety scanner to scan for the infected files using the Command Prompt.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt as Administrator on your computer. For this, open Start and search for Command Prompt. In the search results, right-click on the app and then select “Run as Administrator.”

Step 2: In the Command Prompt, enter the following command:

cd C:UsersusernameDownloads

In the command, update the path with the location containing the “MSERT.exe” file.

Step 3: Now, type the following command to start a forced scan and press Enter:

msert /f

Learn to Use Microsoft Safety Scanner with Command prompt
  • Type the following command to do a full scan and automatically clean infected files: msert /f:y
  • Type the following command to run a scan quietly: msert /q
  • Type the following command to execute a full scan quietly: msert /f /q

After these steps are completed, the tool will perform a scan on the computer to detect and delete any malware it may find.


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