Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Microsoft recently released into Beta a new malware recovery tool called the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper. It addresses one of the fundamental problems encountered when attempting to clean up a seriously compromised machine.

The sweeper looks to be a useful tool in a couple of specific cases: 
  • When other traditional attempts at cleaning the system by running tools within the system have failed.
  • When the malware infection prevents anti-malware programs from being downloaded or updated.