Microsoft launched a free malware scanner to be used by people who think that their computers are infected. Microsoft Malware Scanner free download analyzes your computer, detects, and removes the most prevalent viruses. However, Microsoft made it clear that this tool is not to be used as a substitute of a normal antivirus. The program is only developed to be used during emergencies. For instance, if you think that your computer defense system has sneaked some viruses into your computer, you may use the Microsoft Malware Scanner.
Microsoft Malware Scanner Free Download for Windows 10
Many people using Windows use Microsoft Malware Scanner free download on their computer system. The program runs on silent mode and updates regularly as part of Microsoft update or Windows update. You can use this tool to locate and remove threats from your computer. The tool also allows you to reverse some of the changes caused by the viruses. When you download this tool and no virus is detected for the first time, the tool will run in silent mode next time. If a threat is detected this time, the program notifies you of this detection.
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To run Microsoft Malware Scanner free download your computer must be running in Windows. Also when logging in to your computer you have to use an administrator account. If you run the tool in any other account apart from one from the Administrators group or one that does not have the needed permissions, the tool will just exit. If the tool is not running in a silent mode, it will display a dialogue box describing the failure. In addition, if the program is out-of-date for more than 60 days, it will display a dialogue box recommending you to download its latest version. Each version helps to detect current malicious software. The malicious software can be anything from worms and viruses to Trojan horses.