Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft System Sweeper


31 May 2011   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote form article:

"It will load the Windows Preinstall Environment to run the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper application for scanning and remediation of virus and malware."

I wonder if other programs can be added to run other types of software like Macrium or Malwarebytes. Also does it support USB3 for extenal drives.

Jim


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

31 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

D/L'd the 64Bit version, and installed it on a DVD drive. Ran quick test, 8 minutes, 51k items, No issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 May 2011   #13

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

My cousin has an infected PC, I'll get this on my USB drive and try it out on his PC. I'll post the results in this thread. May take a few days, I don't visit him often.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


31 May 2011   #14

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Thanks will try this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes it is a repackaged Windows Defender although mine did say Microsoft System Sweeper on the window title. It seemed to take as long to load as a Win 7 install from a USB but went quickly to updating, processing and formatting. Too bad it has to reformat with each install, You'll need a separate USB drive for X86 and another for the X64 version.

Yes Aaron, the options will let it exclude drives/folder from the scan.

It took a bit more than 40 Minutes to scan about 29GB of data and the Windows 7 OS. Apparently this has been out for awhile since the help file gives instructions on how to scan a system other than Vista, no mention of 7. Seemed odd for a beta release.

Maybe I'm a little short on basic PC knowledge. When I installed the program to the USB drive, it was "F", and I chose to scan "C". When the scan ran it was scanning drive "E", is this normal? Whatever drive the system boots from is considered C:\?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #16

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Aww man. I'm half awake and when I read it I thought it said "Microsoft Minesweeper". So I was like WOOOT!

Anyway, good beta. Very useful info. Thank you!

[OFFTOPIC]
Edit: Don't know how to get Youtube tags working
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHY8NKj3RKs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #18

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Thanks Airbot! I did do that but it said Vid not available or something. Ah well XD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, appears so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jun 2011   #20

Win 7
 
 

As I posted in post #3 the program didn't run on my PC. It stopped with an error message after installing the necessary Windows files.
Is the possible reason for this behaviour that I'm running a German Windows version?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft System Sweeper




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Microsoft System Sweeper
Thread Forum
Solved MS Standalone System Sweeper System Security
Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Error code: 0x8004cc05 System Security
Solved Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Error code: 0x8004cc05 System Security
System Sweeper Error 0x8004cc01 System Security
Solved Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33