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Microsoft OneCare Safety Scan
Microsoft has been making some reasonably good efforts to help protect against virus and spyware infections on Windows based computers since they are the company that makes the Windows operating system. Although there are other software companies that make better products, using the free tools from Microsoft can be a helpful addition to your other security software.
Windows OneCare safety scanner is a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC. All you need to do is download and install the software and run the scanner. It will scan your computer for viruses and adware, clean up unneeded files on your hard drive, check your disk to see if it needs to be defragmented and check your internet connection for open ports that may be a vulnerability.
OneCare Safety Scan Features
Have the scan check for viruses and spyware issues.
Use the scanner to speed up your sysytem by removing temp files and cleaning your registry. It also has a fragmentation scan to defrag your drive.
Use the scanner to check for open ports and other vulnerabilities.
Once you download and run the OneCare Safey Scanner you will start it from your web browser by clicking Run Service Scan. Just make sure to allow your web browser to install the plugin for the scanner.
Next you will have an option to do a complete or quick scan. The complete scan will let you choose what options you want to run during the scan. Then click on Next.
The scanner will downoad some scanning tools and start the scan.
Once the scan is over you will be shown the results of the scan.
Then you can click next and it will perform the needed actions and show the results.
To scan your own computer simply go to the Microsoft OneCare Safety Scanner website to downoad and run the scan.
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