Microsoft Safety Scanner

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May 3, 2014

few time ago you can find Microsoft Safety Scanner :

"Microsoft Safety Scanner offers Windows users an antivirus tool to remove viruses detected on demand. The application uses an ad hoc basis, ie it does not protect the system permanently. You can use Microsoft Safety Scanner when a virus is suspected to be present on the job, but the resident protection does not detect or has been disabled by malware. The software can be downloaded with the latest virus definitions to date, the same as Microsoft Security Essentials. Finally, Microsoft Safety Scanner allows for three types of analysis: fast (system files), complete (all files), custom (only selected files)."


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Jan 8, 2011
This has been around for a few years now, and can be download via the following link:

There is also Windows Defender Offline which scans outside of Windows.
"The Microsoft Safety Scanner is designed for scanning your system for malicious programs without having to reboot it. While more difficult strains of malware may require reboot your computer with Windows Defender Offline (via CD or Flash drive) to scan and remove that malicious software."​

How to use either Microsoft Safety Scanner or Windows Defender Offline.
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