Microsoft Safety Scanner

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Legendkiller, Apr 15, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Posts:
    1,052
    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.

    Link
     
  2. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    Yeh! Saw this yesterday. I tried to download a copy and run but always the download was corrupted.
     
  3. icr

    icr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Posts:
    1,588
    Location:
    Mumbai
    68+ MB of download every 10days for just an on-demand scanner, I better would use SAS or MBAM:isay:
     
  4. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Posts:
    20,950
    Location:
    U.S.A.
  5. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    Its just an occasional cleaner like CureIt, Kaspersky AVP Tool, Normal Cleaner, Vipre Rescue and F-Secure Easy Clean.
     
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
    Just downloaded, wasn't corrupt and worked fine.

    It's also portable.
     
  7. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Posts:
    8,029
    Location:
    Lloegyr
    Thanks, this looks quite interesting.
     
  8. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Posts:
    1,052
    good initiative by microsoft.
     
  9. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    I also tried it again today after that post and this time it worked... May be some server problem yesterday... looks clean...!!! It looks as the big brother of MRT.exe. It would be better if Microsoft distributes this in place of MRT through MS Update...:)
     
  10. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Posts:
    2,060
    Location:
    New Delhi Metallo β-Lactamase 1
    Thank you for the update ... :)

    Just wanted to know, is it based on MS Essential. I haven't found any body mentioning the same ..
     
  11. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
  12. Matthijs5nl

    Matthijs5nl Guest

    All Microsoft security products (Forefront, Security Essentials) use the same Microsoft Antimalware Engine.
     
  13. jnthn

    jnthn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Posts:
    185
    This looks like a nice no nonsense on demand scanner with no ads or running around in circles just to start a scan. How is the scanning speed? Better than cureit i hope...
     
  14. jaodsvuda

    jaodsvuda Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Posts:
    146
    Not a MSE user (so no experience with it),but this app zoomed through my system (quick-scan mode;XP sp3;40 Gb used on a 100 Gb partition) in less than 3 minutes.Tried it (found nothing),deleted it.
    Nothing more,nothing less...
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  15. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    Better than CureIt and MSE....:D
     
  16. Doraemon

    Doraemon Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Posts:
    202
    WOW looks good! Thanks for the heads-up! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  17. DBone

    DBone Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Posts:
    1,041
    Location:
    SoCal USA
    Is this program like the SAS OnlineScanner program, which nothing is installed onto the system, just temp files?
     
  18. vojta

    vojta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Posts:
    830
    Hardly, the download is almost 70 MB.
     
  19. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    It is much more like Dr. Web CureIt, Norman Malware Cleaner, F Secure Easy Clean. It doesn't allow to download updates like SAS portable scanner. :-*
     
  20. xorrior

    xorrior Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Posts:
    66
    Despite all the MS hate and procrastination from 'experts', the HIPS in this rivals those of some very expensive 3rd party solutions, but it's non-semantic free(doesn't cost anything).
     
  21. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
    Safety Scanner contains total Antimalware database and MRT contains specific databases for wide spread malwares.
     
  22. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Posts:
    3,767
    Location:
    Outer space
  23. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Posts:
    2,713
    Location:
    Kolkata, India
  24. Chris _MS_

    Chris _MS_ Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Posts:
    9
    Yes.

    No.
     
  25. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,516
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.