Safety Scanner only scans when manually triggered and is available for use 10 days after being downloaded. We recommend that you always download the latest version of this tool before each scan.
This tool does not replace your antimalware product. For real-time Windows PC protection with automatic updates, use Malwarebytes on Windows 10 and Windows 8 or Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7. These antimalware products also provide powerful malware removal capabilities.
Microsoft Safety Scanner 64-bit helps remove malicious software from computers running Windows 10, Windows 10 Tech Preview, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server Tech Preview, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008.
How to run a scan:
- Download this tool and open it.
- Select the type of scan you want run and start the scan.
- Review the scan results displayed on screen. The tool lists all identified malware.
- To remove this tool, delete the executable file (msert.exe by default).