IT News Thread, Microsoft to launch bootable anti-virus/malware tool in Other News; This looks very interesting, and given that we have all, at one time or another been handed a computer or ...
10th December 2011, 09:34 AM #1
Microsoft to launch bootable anti-virus/malware tool
This looks very interesting, and given that we have all, at one time or another been handed a computer or laptop that is so infected it barely boots, then Windows Defender Offline could be just the ticket. It's essentially a bootable (CD or USB) scanner that will dig out an infected Windows computer if it is too far gone (or risky) to connect to a network, and it will contain all of the very latest definitions (unlike other boot CD's). It's only in beta, but looks like a tool we'll all be getting familier with in the future.
What is Windows Defender Offline Beta?
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10th December 2011, 09:43 AM #2
10th December 2011, 09:58 AM #3
LOL. I missed that post (it was conf week and were a 'bit' busy!). I wonder why they are rebranding it? Perhaps the name change is to keep the product familiy all in line and then again as it's in beta perhaps they have introduced a few more features and functionallity.
10th December 2011, 10:07 AM #4
Still, a useful raiser of awareness I hadn't seen it before
10th December 2011, 01:09 PM #5
its already included with msdart!
15th December 2011, 07:48 AM #6
cheers will give it a go tomorrow got an infected teahcers laptop (personal device) that I will give the once over with this as it will be minimal effort and all I will offer.
Will see how well it goes.
15th December 2011, 07:59 AM #7
Give the teacher the link to Microsoft Safety Scanner - Antivirus | Remove Spyware, Malware, Viruses Free
and tell them to download it then run in in Safe Mode (It requires no installation) for a second opinion.
I've found it excellent at getting rid of malware.
15th December 2011, 08:06 AM #8
I fear it will take me longer to explain what safe mode is and how to get to it, than it would for me to fix the laptop myself ;p
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