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Microsoft Safety Scanner Hits 420K Downloads/60,000 Downloads per Day in First Week

Microsoft Safety Scanner, a free cleanup tool during its first seven days, was downloaded close to 420,000, or 60,000 downloads per day. It cleaned 20,097 infected computers in total, for users that suspected their computers were infected and downloaded MSS to scan their machines. Kudos to these users for having security awareness.

The tool now comes with added support for 64-bit Windows systems and also allows for the download of the tool to run in non-networked systems such as those behind an air-gap network, those within an ISPs walled garden, and those where the infection has impaired internet connectivity.

“Among the detections, 7 of the top 10 threats are files containing exploits for Java vulnerabilities such as CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2010-0094, CVE-2010-0840 and CVE-2009-3867.”

Below is a table detailing Microsoft Safety Scanner detections in the first seven days since its release:

You can download the Microsoft Safety Scanner (MSS) at here.

[Source:MMPC blog]

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