Safety Scan for Windows 7 & Windows Vista from Microsoft

Have you tried the Windows Vista and Windows 7 edition of the Windows Live safety scanner? While Microsoft may have discontinued OneCare products in favor of Microsoft Security Essentials, it still offers a safety scan forĀ  Windows 7 & Vista computers.

UPDATE 16th April 2011: Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner is no longer available for sale and product support has ended. Microsoft has released an on-demand anti-malware scanner called Microsoft Safety Scanner.

The scan consists of:

Protection Scan: Use the free protection scan to check for and remove viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software and to find vulnerabilities in your Internet connection

Tune Up Scan: Is your PC running at its best? Use the free tune up scan to see if you should defragment your hard disk to help improve performance, and then let us do it for you.

Clean Up Scan: Got junk cluttering up your PC? Use the free clean up scan to find and get rid of unwanted stuff on your computer that might be slowing it down.

Check out : Safety Scan for Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. FraserBell

    I seem to recall Microsoft also had a similar System Scan that would scan System files and Windows components, etc., and repair any problems it found.

    Did they, and is it gone now?

    Or, am I going nuts and my mind is playing tricks on me?

  2. NithinR@TWC

    I believe you are talking about Windows Resource or System File Checker. Its available in Win7 as well. Use “sfc /scannow” command to start it.

  3. The Windows Live safety scanner sucks dead bunnies through a straw. No joy at all, at all on Win7 64-bit. Absolutely worthless.

  4. TheBigOldDog

    Wouldn’t run on my Win7 64 bit system. Keep getting error 0x0C600C03. They advice going to the forums for a solution but they were awful…oh well..

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