Microsoft Safety Scanner Provides On-Demand Virus Scan

You can get a free PC safety scan by using the Microsoft Safety Scanner, a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware and other malicious software. It works with your existing anti-virus (AV) 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. This tool is not a replacement for using an AV software that provides on-going protection.

So why would you use this scanner? It is good for those times when you think you might have a virus or you don’t trust that your usual AV software is catching all the threats out there. This tool allows you to run a one-time, on-demand scan, and works as a good “backup” security tool for your PC.

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