How to find and remove malware with Windows Defender Offline [Tip]

malware-297722_960_7201Has your computer been infected by malware? Do you know how to find and remove malware with the help of Windows Defender Offline? The Windows Defender offline tool is now available with Windows 10. Using this tool, you can easily find and remove malware and keep your system clean.

How Windows Defender Offline to Find and Remove Malware Works

Windows Defender Offline scans your system when Windows is not running. The malware that are hidden when Windows is booting up, are easily detectable by running Windows Defender Offline. If the malware has affected Windows deep within, it becomes really difficult to trace it when Windows is running. In such cases too, Windows Defender Offline will come to your rescue. It will easily find and remove the malware.

How to Run Windows Defender Offline

To run Windows Defender Offline in your Windows 10 machine, you need to move to Settings. From there, choose the option “Update and Security” and after that choose “Windows Defender.” Now, scroll down and select the option “Scan Offline.” After you have chosen the option “Scan Offline,” your system will reboot and will automatically scan to find and remove malware. After the scanning is complete, the system will automatically boot up.

How to Run Windows Defender Offline in Windows 7 and Windows 8 Systems

To run Windows Defender Offline in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 version, you need to download Windows Defender Offline. After downloading, you need to create a bootable CD drive or DVD drive. Once you have successfully created the bootable media, you can boot your system and try to find and remove malware. It is always better to create a bootable media in a clean computer. If it is an old computer, the chances of malware infection when creating bootable media are high.  You need to make sure you download the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows Defender Offline depending upon the version of Windows your system is running. Selecting the correct version of Windows Defender Offline tool is important to find and remove malware from your system.

How to Boot from USB Drive or CD Drive to Find and Remove Malware

Depending upon your system setting, you can boot from your USB drive or CD drive. In some machines, it will automatically boot from your system after you restart. In other machines, if it is not automatically booting up, you need to make modifications in the BIOS to boot from the CD drive or USB drive. Once you have successfully booted up, you can see that Windows Defender Offline will scan your system completely to find and remove malware that is present in your system. Once all the malware is removed from your system, you can restart your system and remove the Windows Defender Offline media file.

Conclusion

Malware are serious concerns. It is always better to scan your system regularly for malware. With the help of Windows Defender Offline tool you can easily find and remove malware from your system and keep your it free from these programs that seek to rob you of your privacy.

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  • Mikerman

    “If it is an old computer, the chances of malware infection when creating bootable media are high.”
    Umm, only if the old computer is infected to begin with . . . .