The main advantage of Microsoft security scanning is that it can run while your regular protection is installed. Several active anti-malware programs that run into conflicts with other users who can rise to retardation, false positives (malware alerts on a system that is substantially free of malware) or even system lockups. Microsoft security scanner avoids conflicts with just searching for known malware signatures and not trying to do something about them.
A second advantage is that the user does not have to think about configuring Microsoft security scanner. Simply run it and see what it finds. You don't need to worry about updating security scanner from Microsoft, or. Each download from the program expires after 10 days. To run it again after that time, you can download the latest version with updated malware signatures from the home page on the Microsoft safety scanner. Security Microsoft malware signature scanner database is kept up to date with malware reports submitted to the malware protection Center.
There are some optional configuration settings to shorten scan times. You can choose a quick scanning, which checks only the system file locations most frequently targeted by malware. A scan can be limited to a specified folder or folders. You can perform a full scan, which takes longer, an entire drive plus RAM and registry.
The installation file security scanner is a download 70 MB, very large for most users to download every ten days. Most users will turn to Microsoft security scanner only after suspecting that their regular anti-malware program failed to clear a bit stubborn malware. It can also be run every few months to review the effectiveness of your program.