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Windows Defender Offline

Windows Defender Offline

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A few days ago, Windows Defender Offline was released. This is basically the tool to use, if you are unable to remove malware from a running PC.

To quote the website:

Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of potential software threats. Because new threats appear daily, it's important to always have the most up-to-date definitions installed in Windows Defender Offline. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.

You find it here.

Roger

Comments
  • Is this a final release? It was in beta for a while.

  • Finally. Something I can really use. Thanks guys

  • I downloaded and installed Windows defender, and it has taken over my computer. I can no longer open any of my programs. All my icons are window Defender's icon, and anything I try to do windows Defender comes up...I cant access Internet explorer etc. The only way I have been able to go on-line is to click any random link until a screen comes up, and the I go to my favorites and get my e-mail, Facebook, and anything else that I had in my favorites bar. I tried to get support from Microsoft, but they won't do anything unless I buy "insurance". I just wanted them to fix the problem that Windows Defender caused...My computer was perfect prior to the install...Has anyone else had this problem? If so I would appreciate some advice. Thanks Jette

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