Microsoft has just released ‘Microsoft Safety Scanner’ a replacement for Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner, which lets you scan Windows PC for any infections. It is a free and standalone tool just like Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, that doesn’t offers any real-time protection because its purpose is on-demand scanning, where users need to perform a scan manually. The program offers 3 scanning modes: Quick Scan, Full Scan and Customized scan.
Do you think your PC has a virus?
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.
Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.
For real-time protection that helps to guard your home or small business PCs against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, download Microsoft Security Essentials.
Microsoft Safety Scanner is available Free both for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows OS. But it has one big disadvantage that, it expires 10 days after downloading. So to re-run a scan with the latest antimalware definitions, you have to download and run it again.
Note – This tool is just a scanner and is not meant to be used as an antivirus solution.