Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
It is designed to work with your existing antivirus software in the case of an infection getting through. Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for your antivirus software. We found that while it started slow (on a fast computer with a clean install of Windows), it scanned very quickly.
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection. If you lack antivirus protection, there are plenty of free antivirus programs available on MajorGeeks.
Microsoft Safety Scanner expires ten days after downloading because, you know, it's Microsoft. Because of this, our links take you directly to Microsoft to be sure you have the latest version.
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