Microsoft details Tamper Protection in Windows Defender April 2019 Update
In a blog post Microsoft detailed a new feature in Microsoft’s security product Windows Defender ATP. Tamper Protection is a new setting available in the Windows Security app which provides additional protections against cha...
Microsoft finds way to protect PCs from Windows Defender Exploits
The smartest attacks do not merely overcome defences, but actually turn your defenders against you. Such is the case with HIV for example, which infects your immune cells as a way to enter the body. It turns out there is a close ...
Microsoft adds Antivirus to Office Apps to tackle macro malware
Microsoft has integrated all the Office apps with Antivirus to prevent macro malware attacks. The company is using Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) to tackle VBA macros embedded in documents. Recently, we reported how hackers u...
Microsoft releases Windows Defender extension for Google Chrome browser
Microsoft has recently released a new browser extension for Google Chrome. This new extension named Windows Defender Browser Protection will protect you against online threats, like phishing and malicious websites, with real-time ...
Microsoft claims to have thwarted a massive malware attack in milliseconds
Microsoft said the advanced technology behind Windows Defender has thwarted a massive malware attack aimed at mining bitcoins from the PCs of infected users. Microsoft says on the 6th Windows Defender AV blocked more than 80,000 ...
Microsoft bringing Windows Defender ATP to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a unified endpoint security platform that is available for Windows 10 users around the world. As enterprises will have mix of Windows 7/Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices till t...
Test finds Windows Defender merely “satisfactory”, far from best protection
When Microsoft launched Windows Defender as a general antivirus solution in Windows 8 bundled with all PCs it was thought that this would be the end of paid antivirus applications such as Kaspersky or Avast. It turned out these co...
Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine needs an emergency patch
One of the most dangerous things an app can do is process random files that could be from anywhere, and but that is exactly what an antivirus app needs to do, and sometimes when you stare into the abyss, the abyss stared back at y...
Windows defense in depth gets AI boost with Hexadite integration
Microsoft today announced that they are adding automated investigation and remediation capabilities to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) later this year. Until now Windows Defender ATP was only capable of detecting...