Linked by fran on Wed 20th Apr 2011 21:31 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft has released its free Microsoft Safety Scanner. This scans for and removes malware from Windows systems without requiring prior installation. According to AV-Test's Andreas Marx, the on-demand anti-virus scanner appears to be based on the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT), but with the addition of a complete signature database. MSRT used a mini database of widely distributed threats and is distributed monthly via the automatic update function."
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This is a nice move from MS. I hate bloated AV software which have 100+ megs, is always started when Windows boots up and slows and hinders the Os by scanning when it wants and what it wants. I like much more AVs which offer on demand scans.

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