Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta (32 bits) 1.0.856.0

Bootable virus and malware removal tool from Microsoft

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is a basic, portable antivirus tool that can be run from a CD/DVD or USB drive to try to rescue a computer that doesn’t boot up. View full description

PROS

  • Save to CD or USB, or create ISO image
  • Simple interface
  • Antivirus database can be updated

CONS

  • Can take a while to download

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Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is a basic, portable antivirus tool that can be run from a CD/DVD or USB drive to try to rescue a computer that doesn’t boot up.

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper’s executable file downloads all necessary files during installation, which means you need to be connected to the Internet when creating your bootable CD or USB drive. They all take about 250 MB and may a take a while to download – we actually had to try a few times to successfully finish installing Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Once launched, Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper scans the computer in search of viruses, rootkits and other malware. The scan can be paused and resumed, and the program also lets you download new virus signature files – as long as the infected system has an Internet connection.

Note that Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is not a replacement for a full antivirus, as it doesn’t provide the same level of protection. It’s more like a first-aid tool for situations in which you can’t turn your PC on due to a virus or malware infection.

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper is a standalone basic antivirus tool that can help you boot up and rescue an infected computer from a CD or USB drive.

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

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Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta (32 bits) 1.0.856.0

— User reviews — about Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

  • EPoyato

    by EPoyato

    "i hate ms"

    Another tool to fix security holes in MS. Tool that needs external media. Primitive method! It's amazing how people to... More.

    reviewed on March 28, 2012

  • Kris Stewart

    by Kris Stewart

    "By far the best rescue tool even in beta!"

    I have used this amazing tool few times already and love the simplicity and ease of use. The fact that it supports all t... More.

    reviewed on June 3, 2011