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[W7N] Microsoft Releases Stand-alone System Sweeper Beta

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For years if you have wanted to clean a PC that’s heavily infected with malware there were precious few, if any, tools you could actually boot your computer from to perform the cleanup. Now Microsoft are jumping in with a new beta product called Standalone System Sweeper.

The tool, which is based on Microsoft Security Essentials, claims to be able to remove rootkits, malware and viruses effectively, though the company stress it’s not a replacement for a full anti-virus package.
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post #2 of 34
Dude... Awesome.

I can't seem to find any info on whether this is only W7 or all Windows OSes... Anybody know?
post #3 of 34
I guess this would be integrated with Windows 8.

But, let just see its performance.
post #4 of 34
Interesting,

I will give it a go to see what happens
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I guess this would be integrated with Windows 8.
wat
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Some systems I've worked on were so riddled with malware that it was almost impossible to do anything with them. This, allowing a way to bypass Windows boot up and scan from a thumb drive will be an awesome remedy.
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Nice. Good since Hiren's Boot CD sucks.
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