HOTFIX: November 2013 anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients

This article describes an anti-malware platform update package for the following clients: – Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection clients  – Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1 (SP1) clients  – Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients. These packages update Endpoint Protection client services, drivers, and UI components….

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KB: Endpoint Protection client UI displays an incorrect "Start time" value for a scan in progress

Consider the following scenario. You log on to your system and notice a spinning icon for Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP 2010) or Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP 2012). You open the application UI and notice that a scan is running. In this scenario, the value that is displayed for Start time…

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KB: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines

This article introduces the support policy for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection to manage server software in the Windows Azure Virtual Machine environment (infrastructure-as-a-service). System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later versions and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1 or later versions support two…

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KB: An anti-malware platform update for stand-alone Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients is available from Microsoft Update

This article describes an anti-malware platform update package for Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients. This package updates Endpoint Protection client services, drivers, and user interface components. Microsoft regularly releases anti-malware platform updates to guarantee consistency in protection, performance, robustness, and usability in a malware landscape that is constantly changing. This update package is dated…

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An anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients is now available for download

We have a new Knowledge Base article out that describes an anti-malware platform update package for both Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1 (SP1) clients and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients. These packages update Endpoint Protection client services, drivers, and user interface components. Note This update applies only to Endpoint Protection…

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Enhancements to Behavior Monitoring and Network Inspection System in the Microsoft anti-malware platform

Behavior Monitoring (BM) has been a vital part of finding new malware through our telemetry and sample collection processes since 2010. It’s also a protection feature, which I’ll discuss below. Our recent antimalware platform update has introduced network real-time inspection (NRI) to BM, giving much-needed network behavior coverage. NRI uses the same components as another…

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Important information regarding the recent Microsoft Anti-Malware Platform Update

As you may be aware, after our recent announcement regarding the Microsoft Anti-Malware Platform Update, the two stand-alone releases (KB2831312 and KB2831316) were temporarily removed from Microsoft Update on April 10. This was because of a detection logic issue that was discovered with the Windows Defender platform update made available to Windows 8 clients (see…

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KB: How to restore files quarantined by Endpoint Protection to an alternative location

A file quarantined by Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP 2010) or System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP 2012) may be restored to an alternative location by using the MPCMDRUN command-line tool. The syntax is explained in the article below: KB2834037 – How to restore files quarantined by Endpoint Protection to an alternative location (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2834037) J.C….

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KB: Updating the antimalware definitions in FEP/SCEP fails with error 0x80248014

We just published a new KB article that explains an issue where you receive error 0x80248014 when trying to manually update the antimalware definitions on a Win8 computer running FEP 2010 or SCEP 2012 installed. You can find the complete article here: KB2832355 – Updating the antimalware definitions in FEP/SCEP fails with error 0x80248014 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2832355)…

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The Microsoft anti-malware platform will be updated today

The anti-malware platform will be updated Tuesday April 9, 2013 across multiple products. These products include Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1 standalone clients, and the managed versions of both. For all the details please see the following: Announcement: Microsoft Anti-Malware Platform Update (http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2013/04/05/announcement-microsoft-anti-malware-platform-update.aspx) J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer |…

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