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I did a full scan recently. It went on and on and on. So I cancelled it. It said that some malware had been found. But when I cancelled the scan, it simply skipped cleaning up. Is there some way to force it to clean up malware as it gets found?

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I would just let MSE finish it's scan - most antivirus and anti-malware programs finish their scans first, and then clean up.

You might also want to look at Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware program. The free version is a great scanner and malware remover (you only need to pay if you want the additional features: realtime protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating).

If you have any problems running Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, check out this tutorial at Bleeping Computer - it walks you through the basics of how to use it, as well as how to work around a virus that actively blocks Malwarebyte's (it's so much more fun when the virus tries to fight back!).

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Weird. I think it's more common sense to atleast remove viruses that have already been detected. – Utkarsh Sinha Apr 12 '11 at 10:42
They do it that way because some "tools" are detected as malware, or are a false positive and users may not want them removed, they want a choice. All on demand scanners that I know of scan first, then allow you to look over what it found and decide if you want all it found to be removed, this is preferred by most. – Moab Apr 12 '11 at 13:45

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