Windows Defender Offline 4.0.1111.0 Beta

A comprehensive utility that helps you to detect and keep malware off your computer, while maintaining virus definitions up-to-date
Securing your PC is a mandatory task when going online. Because malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC, an antivirus or a program that can secure you against these threats might come in handy.

Windows Defender Offline is a reliable software solution geared toward users who need to protect their computer, find potentially unwanted programs using definitions that are able to recognize such threats and remove them from your PC.

These definitions are very useful because they provide you with an encyclopedia of potential software threats. This way, you need to keep the utility up-to-date with the most recent virus and spyware definitions in order to protect your computer.

What’s more, Windows Defender Offline enables you to view all the items that were prevented from running but not removed from your PC. Also, it lists the infected items detected through a regular scan.

Another feature that makes the utility to stand out is the ability to turn on real-time protection. You can also get alerts whenever malicious software attempts to install itself or run on your system without your consent.

You can also exclude specific processes and file types from a scan. Excluding these items can make scans run faster, however your computer might be less protected against the latest malware infections.

An additional feature that Windows Defender Offline comes with is the Microsoft Active Protection Service (shortly known as MAPS) that automatically reports malware to Microsoft, thus providing you with a better protection.

Thanks to these useful features, the application enables you to scan your PC for potentially unwanted software and removes any malware found on your computer, while keeping you up-to-date with the latest virus definitions.

Overall, the general impression that Windows Defender Offline makes is that of a steady program that can protect your computer in real-time.

Reviewed by on November 27th, 2013


last updated on:
December 7th, 2011, 10:55 GMT
file size:
764 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Microsoft
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit
category:
C: \ Internet \ Popup / Ad / Spyware Blockers

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Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC...

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