Protect your computer with a standalone Microsoft Defender
Standalone Microsoft Defender – is a powerful stand-alone verification tool that can be run from a trusted media without booting the OS. This section describes how to use the stand-alone Microsoft Defender in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
When should I use a stand-alone Microsoft Defender
Security Windows (on previous versions of Windows.? – Windows Defender security center) detects on your computer rootkit software packages or difficult to remove malware and notifies you of the need to launch a standalone Microsoft Defender. Perhaps you see a message that your device is detected malware, or Windows security message appears stating that require additional treatment.
Do you suspect that your computer has malware that hide but for security software does not detect anything. In this case, you can run a scan of your computer standalone Microsoft Defender, navigating to Menu Options Windows Security. To do this, follow these steps.
Click Start and select Settings> Update and security > Safety of the Windows > Antivirus and Threat Protection
in previous versions of Windows,. in F urn threats , select the Start a new advanced scanning
you will be asked to get out of. Windows. The computer should restart. Download the standalone Microsoft Defender, and it will perform a quick scan of your computer in the recovery environment. After completing the test (usually it takes about 15 minutes), the computer will automatically restart.
Before you can use a standalone Microsoft Defender, save all open files and close all applications and programs.
Usually required administrator rights on the computer on which you plan to run a stand-alone Microsoft Defender.
in the event of a fatal system error on a blue screen during battery test, perform a forced restart and try again start checking standalone Microsoft Defender. If an error on a blue screen will disappear again, contact Microsoft customer support.
Where to find the test results?
Click Start and select Options > Updates & security > Security Windows > virus & threat .
on the virus protection & threats in Windows 10 in the current threat protection, click Options scan , and then select the security log ( in previous versions of Windows, it can tell story threats) .
Using an offline Windows Defender in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Note, in earlier versions of Windows standalone defender Microsoft is still called the old name, Autonomous defender Windows
If you are using a stand-alone Windows defender in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, follow these four easy steps.
Download the standalone Windows Defender and install it on a CD, a DVD-ROM or the USB-flash drive.
Restart the computer, using a carrier comprising a standalone Defender Windows. This means that the CD-ROM, a DVD-ROM or flash memory device that you created in step 1 must be installed on the computer during the restart. Follow the instructions to download from the disk that contains the media.
Standalone Windows Defender will provide step by step guidance on the implementation of these four actions. If Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender Security Center offers to download and run the stand-alone Windows Defender, it’s important to do it. This will help ensure the safety of data and computer.
First, find a blank CD or a DVD-ROM or the USB-flash drive, which is free at least 250 MB, and then download and run the tool to create removable media. You will be offered detailed instructions for creating a removable media
Note,. is recommended to download a standalone Windows Defender, and create a CD-ROM, a DVD-ROM or the USB-flash drive on a computer that is not infected malware, as they may interfere with the creation of the media.