Microsoft recently released a beta product in Anti Virus and Anti malware field to clean a infected computer without booting. It is very similar to other recovery and rescue CDs from different antivirus vendors. The new program called ‘Standalone System Sweeper’ and available for 32bit and 64bit computers. If you are a Microsoft fan and using their Operating Systems then I’m sure this for you to rescue a malware or virus infected computer which can’t be booted. This small guide shows how to create a bootable CD, USB or ISO and use to clean a PC with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.
This product is very similar to AVG rescue CD which I covered earlier here. Standalone system sweeper is a small file ( approx 600KB) which can be downloaded from official page here. Make sure you download the correct version for your computer processor type, either 32bit or 64bit.
How to Create A System Sweeper Bootable CD,USB or ISO for a PC
2) Select the appropriate bootable medium. Once you start the creation, it will download the package and latest updates from Microsoft official site. So, make sure you have direct or proxy internet connection with download access.
3) If you select CD, then insert the blank CD in next screen, if it is an USB drive, just remember this program will format the USB drive and install System Sweeper.
ISO can be ideal to mount and use in working computer or any virtual machines.
4) Successful message will appear after the completion.
5) If it is a physical computer which can’t be booted or cleaned while OS is working, then insert the CD or USB and boot from it. Mount the ISO file to CD drive and boot the virtual machine for cleaning.
Press any key to boot from CD. It loads like latest Microsoft Operating Systems. Malware and virus clean up should start nicely.