Windows Defender Offline

This is the new name for Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

— old name, new use.

Maybe not ideal in a ‘corporate’ situation (like schools) but maybe a good one to have set up at home.

The new version (still in beta version) can be used on a bootable drive (eg CD or USB) so doesn’t need Windows to be working (or even installed) – so it could help you recover a ‘broken’ computer.  Early reports seem to suggest that WDO can find problems that MSE misses especially useful with the dreaded and secretive ‘rootkits’.

The download is a 200Mb+ file but may be worth getting hold of and adding to your security kit.

WDO Runtime











Windows Defender Offline Beta site

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