How To test if your Antivirus program is working

I was doing some Antivirus stuff this afternoon now let me share with you how to test if your Antivirus program is working, e.g. alerts you in the event of a virus. Of course you can go to certain places on the internet where it won’t take long until you get a real virus, but that’s probably not what you want to do, so here’s a brief description how to use the “Test-Virus”. Go to Read More …

ToolTip: Microsoft Safety Scanner

If you’re looking for a FREE Virus and Malware scanning tool that does not require installation, have a look at the Microsoft Safety Scanner tool. The software runs on Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows XP. I wonder why Server 2008 and 2008-R2 are not listed, but the fact that it does support Server 2003 makes it a perfect utility for my Windows Home Server. Note that the Microsoft Safety Scanner does Read More …

Running a Custom Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials using a Batch Script

Here’s a small script I just wrote to perform an antivirus scan against a specified file. @Echo off FOR /F "Tokens=4" %%a IN (‘"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\AntiMalWare\mpcmdrun.exe" -Scan -ScanType 3 -File C:\TEMP\test1.wim -DisableRemediation’) DO SET THREAT=%%a Echo. if "%THREAT%"=="no" (     color 2F     Echo No Threats Found – All clean     ) ELSE (     color 4F     Echo WARNING! Virus Found ) Echo. pause If all is OK you get the following result Read More …

Forefront vs. the competition

With two customers telling me within just one week that they both have plans to replace their existing client security solutions with Microsoft Forefront Client Security I thought it’s about time to get a better understanding of the FCS product. After having visited the Microsoft Forefront Client Security product page I continued searching the web for additional information and stumbled upon the Forefront vs. the competition blog post on Microsoft-NOW.