Supplement Your Current Anti-Virus Software with the Microsoft Safety Scanner

By Akemi Iwaya on April 21st, 2011

Are you looking for a free supplemental scanner to work with your current Windows anti-virus software? Then the Microsoft Safety Scanner is the right app for the job.

The homepage provides an overview about the Safety Scanner, provides links to Help and Resources, and displays a list of the current Top desktop threats.

Note: You can choose the appropriate language version for your location in the upper right corner.

When you click on the Download Button you will be able to choose between the 32 and 64 bit editions.

Once you have the file downloaded, double click the exe file and accept the EULA to get things started. You will then be able to choose a Quick Scan, Full Scan, or Custom Scan. When you have selected the desired scan type click Next and wait for the scanner to finish its’ work.

Note: The download is ~68 MB in size and will expire after 10 days (due to changes/updates in anti-malware definitions).

Download the Microsoft Safety Scanner [via SimpleHelp]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/21/11
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