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Windows 7: Microsoft Safety Scanner


14 Apr 2011   #1

Vista HP / Win7 RC build 7100
 
 
Microsoft Safety Scanner

What is this and how is it any different then just running MSE ?

http://www.microsoft.com/security/sc...s/default.aspx


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14 Apr 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

The scanner isn't memory resident and doesn't update automatically.

Quote:
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.
The Microsoft Safety Scanner is not a replacement for using an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection.
Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free online tool for PC health and safety

Regards,
Golden
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15 Apr 2011   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

As it has been mentioned it is stand-alone on-demand scanner.

Also:
Microsoft Safety Scanner
Microsoft Safety Scanner, Free On-Demand Virus Scanner
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22 Apr 2011   #4

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Is their any point in running both the Microsoft Safety Scanner and
running Microsoft Security Essentials on the same data base.

If MSE is in use does MSS serve any purpose ?

Thanks
Richard
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22 Apr 2011   #5

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

It never hurts to run scans, especially with the threats now out on the web.

You never know which malware/virus can slip though one AV. So therefore, it probably would be a good idea to run Microsoft Safety Scanner once a week or more depending on your preference.
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22 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rerice View Post
Is their any point in running both the Microsoft Safety Scanner and
running Microsoft Security Essentials on the same data base.

If MSE is in use does MSS serve any purpose ?

Thanks
Richard
No, it is not necessary to run both the Microsoft Safety Scanner and Microsoft Security Essentials. MSS uses the same definitions as MSE and Microsoft Forefront.
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