VB 100 Test Results Are In…

As I mentioned in my last blog post, our researchers and engineers in the Microsoft Malware Protection Center have been focusing their efforts on protecting customers from current, in the wild threats, and established an undertaking to achieve the next VB100 award.  Today Virus Bulletin announced the results of their latest tests and Windows Live…

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Continuing to move forward – the Microsoft Malware Protection Center

Fresh off our visit to Japan, where we discussed issues important to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, we continue to move forward with our goal of being a premier anti-virus research and response center (R&R).   Last week’s news of our new global response centers has been well received and that’s excellent!  It’s important for our…

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Hello world

printf(“hello world\n”);   This is Jimmy Kuo of the Microsoft Security Research & Response team (MSRR).  (What a wonderful thing to say and see written down.).    Recently, there have been some tests that have brought into question the detection capability of Windows Live OneCare.  Customers and partners have asked us to address these concerns…

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Virus Bulletin 2006

A contingent from our antimalware team attended the Virus Bulletin conference in Montreal, Canada two weeks ago- 12 of us in all.  Matt Braverman and I were both presenters and I also moderated a panel discussing progress made by the Anti-Spyware Coalition.  My paper entitled “I Know What You Did Last Logon” was a look…

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Security Intelligence Report

This week at RSA Europe in Nice, France we released a report detailing the security landscape for the first half of 2006. The report lays out details collected through our various antimalware technologies. The report highlights a number of trends such as a reduction in the number of rootkits and trojans detected by the Malicious Software…

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Final release of Windows Defender (Build 1592)

It brings me great pleasure to announce the final availability of Windows Defender in English. The team has been working hard for over a year and fixed over 400 bugs in the areas of stability and reliability since Windows Defender (Beta 2). We plan to release localized versions in the next few months including but…

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Testing A New Definition Update Publishing Process for Windows Defender

Hi Folks, Adam here from the antimalware team. I wanted to give you a heads-up that we will be testing a new definition update process in the next two weeks. Definition updates for Windows Defender (Windows Vista and current platforms) will be publishing daily (Monday-Friday) starting from August 1st and will continue for 2 weeks…

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Antimalware Team Releases MSRT White Paper

Hello there. I’m writing to you from the Microsoft TechEd conference in Boston. This event attracts over 10,000 attendees interested in learning about current and future Microsoft products. It’s also a great place for getting feedback from our customers and we’ll share some of that feedback next week. Yesterday, the Microsoft Antimalware team released a…

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Attending AusCERT

Hi, Ziv Mador here from the antimalware team at Microsoft. Last week I attended the AusCERT conference in Gold Coast, Australia. The conference was organized by the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team, AusCERT. We have worked with this team for a long time to maximize the detection of threats that exist in Australia. Some of…

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Windows Live OneCare Receives a Virus Bulletin 100% Award !

As many of you know already, Windows Live OneCare is now available at retail stores across the country and from http://onecare.live.com. As the provider of antimalware technology to Windows Live OneCare, our team is extremely excited to have this fantastic product available to our customers and look forward to any feedback. In addition to the…

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