Description about Microsoft safety scanner

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Recently I saw a blog article about Microsoft safety scanner.

How can I use this software to scan my  desktop. Is this software preferable?

Suggest some ideas and give a brief description about this. If there are any most relevant desktop scanner software have suggest it.

Best Answer by Alexander Dubson
Answered By 35 points N/A #157538

Description about Microsoft safety scanner


Hello Marie,

Yes Microsoft safety scanner is quite effective but it expires after 10 days, why not get Microsoft Security Essentials?

It's a free anti virus offered by Microsoft.

I hope I cleared things up for you. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask.


Luz M Terry

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Answered By 0 points N/A #157540

Description about Microsoft safety scanner


While Microsoft Safety Scanner is a good option for your security needs if you’re in need of a quick fix for any problem.

However, if you want a more stable and better protection for your computer, I advise you get a reputable anti-virus like AVG as well as a security complement like CCleaner.

The anti-virus delivers basic protection about most threats you could find online as CCleaner focuses more on maintaining the general health and safety of your system.

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Description about Microsoft safety scanner


The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a tool designed to scan and remove malware from Microsoft Windows computers. The tool is provided in two (2) versions: 32-bit and 64-bit. If you want to try the tool, download the tool from here:

A note from Microsoft regarding this tool reads:

“Starting November 2019, Safety Scanner will be SHA-2 signed exclusively. Your devices must be updated to support SHA-2 in order to run Safety Scanner.”

Microsoft Safety Scanner supports Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10. For servers, it supports Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. To use the tool, just open it after downloading then select the type of scan you want and the begin the scan. After the scan, the results will appear on your screen.

If you want to see a detailed detection, open the log file located in:


To remove the tool if you no longer want to use it, just delete the executable file, usually msert.exe.

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