Definition updates: scan on update and update on startup

Hi folks, There have been some questions about these two areas of definition updates, so I wanted to clarify this a bit. Whenever FEP does a definition update, a silent rescan of all running processes and loaded modules is performed. If there is malware running that is now detected by the new definitions, that malware…


Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Update Rollup 1

 By Adwait Joshi Hello, An Update Rollup for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is now available here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=223229 .  In addition to hotfixes, this Update also includes some important changes to note: Support for Windows Embedded 7 platforms:  With this update, the FEP client software is supported on certain Windows Embedded 7 platforms (including Windows Thin…


Using a script to automate UNC definition updates

The FEP 2010 client has the ability to use a UNC share to host updates for the antimalware definitions. A common question from our TAP community is how to setup the UNC share, and how do I keep the share updated – this article focuses on one method for keeping the UNC share up-to-date. Microsoft…


Update packaging changes…

Hey folks, Just a heads up that the way in which the FCS definition updates are packaged is being revised. We wanted to announce that the antimalware definitions team has released a set of improvements that will drastically reduce both the size of the definition downloads for: Microsoft Update to WSUS WSUS Upstream Server to…


Keeping FCS up to date

FCS antimalware updates are classified in WSUS as critical updates. Therefore, if you want to automatically approve these updates you must create a rule for the Forefront Client Security product and the Critical Updates category in WSUS. There are two items to note: Antimalware client updates (not definition updates, but the program updates published periodically)…


Ever wonder what's in a definition update?

And what the various files in the update do? And what the different types of udpates are? If you’re reading this, I bet you have. And our friends over on the CSS team have authored a KB article (977939) that answers all those questions. You can find the article here: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=977939 Happy reading!


Tools anyone?

Did you know that Microsoft has an open source hosting website? Codeplex (www.codeplex.com) is a Microsoft website that hosts customer-driven projects, and allows customer collaboration on these projects.   The cool thing about Codeplex is that it allows YOU, our customers, to share your FCS solutions. There’s a section for Forefront Client Security tools –…