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I'm trying to download an ISO of the Windows Defender Offline Tools ( to run on a relative's Windows PC. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. So the download at that page gives you a download utility which in turn actually downloads the application to burn somewhere.

When I run the installer in Wine I get a message about needing IMAPI v2 but I'm not finding much on where or how to get that.

Does anyone know a direct download of the ISO for the Windows Defender Offline tool, or how I might run this thing in Ubuntu so that I can burn it to a CD?


edit: I realize, yes, the tool is intended to run on Windows. My ultimate goal is I would like to be able to burn the ISO of Windows Defender Offline. I don't have a Windows PC, but my family member does have an infected Windows PC.

The download on the page isn't the actual installer, it's a downloader tool. So you run that, and it goes out and pulls down the actual WDO application and burns it to a CD, USB key, or lets you save the ISO.

What I'm looking for is either a way to run the downloader tool within Ubuntu to get the ISO, or a direct download link to the WDO image in the first place.

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closed as off topic by psusi, Eric Carvalho, Ringtail, Thomas Ward, fabricator4 Jan 12 '13 at 1:19

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You would have to ask microsoft how to download their files. – psusi Jan 11 '13 at 2:13
I'd recommend that you run Windows in a virtual machine to do this. VirtualBox is in the repositories and should do this with no problems. You will need an installable copy Windows (XP will probably do) – fabricator4 Jan 12 '13 at 1:18
Am I the only one who thinks it's idiotic of Microsoft to offer a Windows EXE tool to create an ISO, when you're trying to repair a Windows that won't start? – Dan Dascalescu Jan 24 at 3:13

This was not a problem to download, however you need a native windows machine to run the tool:

See the requirements

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@GerhardBurger The PC that "isn't infected with malware" can still be a Windows PC – Ringtail Jan 11 '13 at 14:57
Yes, yes, I know, I was trying to make a joke about windows always being infected with malware (or windows itself being malware) but apparently I failed :) – Gerhard Burger Jan 11 '13 at 15:01

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