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Microsoft partners with Bitdefender, Lookout, Ziften to extend Windows Defender ATP

Enhancing its partnership furthermore with Bitdefender and other leading security companies like Lookout, and Ziften, Microsoft is planning to create an ecosystem for Windows Defender ATP capable of detecting threats across different platforms (Mac, Linux, Android, etc). The new capability […]

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Microsoft refuses to acknowledge Illusion Gap technique as a security flaw

If a report from Cyber Ark Labs is to be believed, a vulnerability in Windows could allow a malicious file to pass through Windows Defender. The anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows can be tricked by a technique, dubbed ‘Illusion Gap’ […]

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Windows Defender tops AV-Test zero-day malware charts for the 3rd straight month

The recent test reports of Security firm AV-Test reveal that Microsoft’s Windows Defender has scored 100% for the 3rd consecutive month when tested for the zero-day malware protection. AV-test tested Windows Defender against current online threats, which involved accessing known […]

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Microsoft to overhaul Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update comes with a major update to Windows Defender.  Microsoft has announced that it would be developing a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) version for its security software – Windows Defender. Windows Defender to integrate other services Windows Defender might […]

Microsoft expands Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

After testing the preview version of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for a few months, Microsoft now has decided to make it public. Customers’ security has always been the top most priority at Microsoft and moving with their aim to […]

Microsoft announces Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Enterprises

Microsoft has been lately working a lot on the security front and as a result has come out with additional security layers including Credential Guard, Enterprise Data Protection, Device Guard, Antimalware Scan Interface, Windows Hello, etc. On the other hand, Windows Defender […]

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Windows Defender is now at par with popular Antivirus programs

A recent analysis by German Research Institute, AV-Test has revealed that Microsoft Windows Defender has improved considerably as an Antivirus program and even scores better than other popular Antivirus software in the market. It can no longer be considered as […]

Platform update for Windows Defender in Windows 8 introduces new functionality

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Defender in Windows 8 and Windows RT, that adds new improved features to the anti-malware platform. This security update which also resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Antimalware Client. Windows Defender is the […]