How the Windows Defender Offline Beta Tool works

In addition to the Microsoft Security Essentials software and the Microsoft Safety Scanner Microsoft just recently released another FREE antimalware removal product called the Windows Defender Offline Beta. While Security Essentials and Safety Scanner run within Windows, the purpose of the  Windows Defender Offline Tool is to run offline from bootable USB or CD/DVD media. In fact the tool isn’t really something new, those familiar with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Suite (MDOP) which includes 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 …

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.