Microsoft Safety Scanner
Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free security tool that provides on-demand scanning for viruses, spyware and other malicious software. The Safety Scanner tool additionally offers the capability to remove some forms of malware.
Microsoft Safety Scanner can be downloaded through Microsoft's Safety and Security Center web site, which also provides the latest service packs, drivers, security patches and other updates for Microsoft software to help users stay current on the latest security issues.
Microsoft Safety Scanner has a unique characteristic in that it expires ten days after being downloaded, so users will need to download and run the tool again if they want to run a new scan or get the latest anti-malware definitions for Safety Scanner.
Microsoft Safety Scanner Lacks Real-Time Anti-Malware Protection
While Microsoft Safety Scanner can be a useful tool for identifying malware problems on a computer and resolving some of them, Microsoft does not advise using the tool as a user's only protection against malware.
Microsoft recommends using real-time protection along with the on-demand Safety Scanner in the form of one of its Microsoft Security Software offerings like Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender – or a third-party anti-malware software tool.
IT Solutions Builder TOP IT RESOURCES TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD
Which topic are you interested in?
What is your company size?
What is your job title?
What is your job function?
Searching our resource database to find your matches...
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »SEO Dictionary
From keyword analysis to backlinks and Google search engine algorithm updates, our search engine optimization glossary lists 85 SEO terms you need... Read More »Texting & Chat Abbreviations
From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »
Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »Java Basics, Part 2
This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »