Microsoft is launching a new version of its Windows Defender antivirus tool that will run before Windows even boots up.
Making its debut as a publicly available beta, the new Windows Defender is designed to run directly off a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive to scan your PC outside of Windows. As such, its aim is to detect rootkit viruses and other malware that can infect your computer during the boot process.
You first need to install the software on a recordable disc or USB stick. You can then use that disc or device to boot up any PC … Read more