Microsoft Safety Scanner Scans Your PC For Virus, Spyware and Malicious Software
By on April 19th, 2011

Over the past couple of years or so, I have used Microsoft Security Essentials as my only virus and malware protection tool. The Free Antivirus tool from Microsoft is definitely worth installing on your PC.

Microsoft Safety Scanner

If you are someone who does not like to install Antivirus on your PC or just want to check whether your current Antivirus is really working well, a new tool from Microsoft will come in handy.

Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free security software from Microsoft which provides users with on-demand scanning while allowing users to remove viruses, spywares, Trojans and another malicious software from their PC. Safety Scanner works along with your current Antivirus software, so you don’t have to uninstall your current AV protection to use it.

One of the bad things about Microsoft Safety Scanner is that it expires every 10 days. Users will have to download a new version to scan your system every ten days which could be annoying considering that it is around 70MB in size. A simple definition update should be added so that users don’t have to download new versions every 10 days.

Users must also note that unlike traditional Antivirus systems the Safety Scanner does not provide continuous protection and should not be used as a replacement for traditional Antivirus software. Microsoft Security Scanner should only be used to additionally scan your PC. If you intend to replace your current Antivirus you might check out our Free Antivirus section to find a suitable alternative.

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  • http://www.microsoftsafetyscanner.com Michael777

    Microsoft One Live Scanner is the former of the Microsoft Safety Scanner.
    The annoying thing is that you need to download it after 10 days for the new updates, hope it can have real-time update soon. Any body can go to http://www.microsoftsafetyscanner.com to download Microsoft Safety Scanner.

  • http://www.regmum.com Kevin

    It’s not a trial. It expires after 10 days so that the user downloads the new program which has the latest virus signatures. You don’t want to scan a computer with an outdated virus database. Personally people are complaining but I don’t understand how this is different than Dr. Web CureIt. This program also is a big download and you have to download the program again to get the latest signatures.

 
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