The scanner is not a replacement for antivirus software. It contains the latest anti-malware definitions, but it works with your antivirus software. The Microsoft Security scanner expires after 10 days, but you can download the newest version again for free. Antivirus software like Microsoft Security Essentials is also free, but provides real-time scanning and does not expire after 10 days.
Get advance notice about December security updates
Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the December security updates. On Tuesday, December … Read more »
Book: Security Development Lifecycle
For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, Mike Howard and Steve Lipner have … Read more »
New MMPC Threat Report on Rootkits Now Available
This week the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) published a new threat report focused on … Read more »