Microsoft To Release Virus Removal Tool Today

Starting today, Microsoft will provide Windows customers with Malicious Software Removal Tools.

Microsoft's new tool named "Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool" is an extension of the previous tools that Microsoft have released. Over the past year or two Microsoft have released removal tools for viruses such as Blaster. Like McAfees Stinger tool Microsoft's tool will scan a system for viruses and will remove them in one foul swoop. The company plans to update the tool monthly on the same day (second Tuesday) as Microsoft delivers security updates.

The first version to be released today will be able to remove Blaster, Sasser, MyDoom, DoomJuice, Zindos, Berweb (also known as Download.Ject), Gailbot and Nachi viruses / worms. The tool will be available from the Microsoft Download Center, through Auto-update/Windows Update and as an ActiveX control from here

Download: Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Screenshot: System Scan with Removal Tool - No Malicious Software Detected

Screenshot: System Scan with Removal Tool - Malicious Software Detected

View: Microsoft's Malware Removal Site

View: Microsoft Windows Update

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