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Free Windows Defender Offline tool

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Prorootect, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Prorootect

    Prorootect Well-Known Member

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    Free Windows Defender Offline tool (by Microsoft) topic here ..

    Microsoft releases old recovery software in new wrapper: InfoWorld.com read: http://www.infoworld.com/t/security-tools/microsoft-releases-old-recovery-software-in-new-wrapper-181461

    Quote:
    'Last week Microsoft released (or perhaps I should say re-released) a beta version of Windows Defender Offline, a seriously useful tool for recovering dead Windows XP (SP3), Vista (RTM, SP1, SP2), Windows 7 (RTM, SP1), or Windows 8 (Developer Preview) systems. Yes, it even works on Windows 8.'


    What is Windows Defender Offline Beta? - asks the official Microsoft site called Windows.Microsoft.com: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline

    Quote, Microsoft continues:
    'Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline Beta can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of potential software threats. Because new threats appear daily, it's important to always have the most up-to-date definitions installed in Windows Defender Offline Beta. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline Beta can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.

    To use Windows Defender Offline Beta, you need to follow four basic steps:

    1.Download Windows Defender Offline Beta and create a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

    2.Restart your PC using the Windows Defender Offline Beta media.

    3.Scan your PC for malicious and other potentially unwanted software.

    4.Remove any malware that is found from your PC.'

    Any malware, on any PC, in any time.;)
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  2. McLovin

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    I thought that Windows Defender isn't the best solution as an AV?
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    Prorootect Well-Known Member

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    @McLovin,

    Sure, sure.

    But here, on the first post, is about ANOTHER TOOL, called 'Windows Defender Offline', please.:shy:

    Maybe look on this link in the first post:

    What is Windows Defender Offline Beta? - asks the official Microsoft site called Windows.Microsoft.com: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windo...er-offline

    Next, you have the little QUOTE, please (in the first post above)..

    Thank you.
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    Ahh, I see well anything is good as a offline AV tool I guess.
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    Windows Defender Offline — old name, new use: on WindowsSecrets.com, by Woody Leonhard: http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/windows-defender-offline-old-name-new-use/

    Quote:
    'Microsoft’s newly released beta version of Windows Defender Offline, a rootkit-sniffing and Windows-rehabilitation tool, should be the latest addition to your bag of Windows-repair tricks.

    WDO should be able to catch a wide variety of nasties that evade detection by more traditional antivirus methods.

    Although the name’s been around for years, don’t confuse this new version of WDO with previous incarnations — it’s a whole new animal and helps PC users in two very different situations:

    1. Windows won’t boot: You can boot your machine with a WDO CD or USB drive, and WDO will perform a detailed malware scan.

    2. You suspect you have a rootkit: WDO can scan your system and remove many different kinds of rootkits.'


    'In 2005, Microsoft also bought a company called Sybari and turned Sybari’s antivirus product into a corporate AV suite — Microsoft Forefront. Many companies are still running Forefront.

    Microsoft then created a free, consumer/small-business version of Forefront and called it Microsoft Security Essentials. If you download and install MSE on a PC that has Windows Defender (whether manually installed on XP or baked into Vista and Win7), it automatically disables the Windows Defender user interface and takes over Defender’s functions — MSE effectively supersedes Windows Defender.'

    'It now appears that Microsoft is recycling the Windows Defender name, but none of the original WD code.'

    'In short, there’s every indication that Windows Defender Offline is based on the Forefront/Microsoft Security Essentials code base and has absolutely nothing in common with the old Windows Defender — regardless of what you may have read in the computer press.

    Regardless of its history, Windows Defender Offline’s primary advantage is as a self-booting anti-malware system. Try it out!'
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    It's the new replacement for Windows System Sweeper Beta and I'm using this tool and I can say that it's a really great tool for disinfecting unbootable PCs.

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