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Windows 7: Microsoft System Sweeper

31 May 2011   #11
Phone Man

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


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31 May 2011   #12
meebers

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.
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31 May 2011   #13
Skulblaka

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.
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31 May 2011   #14
MRValiant

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Thanks will try this
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01 Jun 2011   #15
Britton30
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 Win7 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:\?
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01 Jun 2011   #16
arkhi

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
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01 Jun 2011   #17
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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01 Jun 2011   #18
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

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

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, appears so.
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01 Jun 2011   #20
Bonni24

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?
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