Thursday, June 02, 2011

Bootable Free malware cleaner from Microsoft - Standalone System Sweeper Beta1

Microsoft has released a beta version of Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta, a recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware.

This tool will help you create Standalone System Sweeper on a bootable device (on a CD, DVD, or USB drive) that will provide a safe environment from which you can start your computer and attempt to remove threats. It can be used if you cannot install or start an antivirus solution on your PC, or if the installed solution can’t detect or remove malware on your PC.

“Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta is not a replacement for a full antivirus solution providing ongoing protection; it is meant to be used in situations where you cannot start your PC due to a virus or other malware infection. For no-cost, real-time protection that helps guard your home or small business PCs against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, download Microsoft Security Essentials*. (* Your PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials.)”

To get started, please make sure that you have a blank CD, DVD, or USB drive with at least 250 MB of space. Next, download and run the tool – the tool will help you to create the bootable media required to run the software on your PC.

Get it from

(Thanks for the HT: ZDNet )


EDIT : Few screenshots  -

Download & creating ISO file screenshots -






Running Bootable CD screenshots -

So after creating a Bootable CD from ISO, when booted from this CD we get -




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