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How Do I Create a Bootable Microsoft® System Sweeper

April 02, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to download and install the Microsoft® System Sweeper

Once a computer has been infected with a virus, you may not be able to install any antivirus or antispyware applications on it at all. In this situation a solution that may help is a scan that can perform before the operating system launches. System Sweeper is a Microsoft® bootable antivirus program that helps Windows® users boot an infected PC and perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware. Microsoft® System Sweeper is 250MB and available for both 32 and 64 bit operating system versions.

The minimum requirements for the Microsoft® System Sweeper are:

  • Operating system: Windows XP® Service Pack 3, Windows Vista® (RTM, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2, or higher), Windows® 7 (RTM, Service Pack 1, or higher).
  • Required processor:
    Windows XP®: 500 MHz or higher 1.0 GHz or higher
    Windows Vista® and Windows® 7:  1.0 GHz or higher
  • Required memory:
    Windows XP®:  768 MB RAM or higher
    Windows Vista® and Windows® 7:  1 GB RAM or higher
  • Required video card: 800 × 600 or higher
  • Available hard disk space: 500 MB

Read the instructions below to learn how to download and install the Microsoft® System Sweeper tool.

Microsoft® System Sweeper instructions:

  1. Open your Internet browser and download the appropriate Microsoft® Standalone System Sweeper version from the tool’s website.
  2. Launch the downloaded “.exe” file and select the device you want to use to create a bootable medium.
  3. Insert the appropriate medium and click on the “Next” button.
  4. When the creation process has finished, restart your computer.
  5. Boot your computer from the device you selected in the 3rd step.
  6. Once loaded into the bootable System Sweeper interface, just press any button to start up the System Sweeper.

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