April 29th, 2012, 07:46 AM #1
Microsoft System Sweeper has changed
It is now out of Beta and officially called Windows Defender Offline.
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 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. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.
What is Windows Defender Offline?
April 29th, 2012, 11:26 AM #2
Hmmm? This is a pretty severe approach. I get the impression that there is something we don't know. A bad one hiding around the corner. Think a boot scan would have done the trick. Having to use extenal media is interesting. JMHO.
April 30th, 2012, 04:42 AM #3
Many of the bad virus disable Anti Virus software etc... and or can only run when Windows is running... This boot method helps in both situations.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
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