Limited Periodic Scanning in Windows 10 to Provide Additional Malware Protection

Every month, Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) scans more than 500 million Windows devices for malware and malicious software. This tool aids in the detection and removal of malware from 1 to 2 million machines each time, even on those devices running antivirus software. Meanwhile, many Windows customers continue to use the Microsoft Safety…

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Microsoft Malware Protection Center assists in disrupting Ramnit

Recent disruption of the Ramnit malware family was successful due to a multinational collaboration, led by Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3), in partnership with Financial Services and Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Symantec, AnubisNetworks, Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), and the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC). The MMPC has been closely monitoring Ramnit since…

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Microsoft Safety Scanner detects exploits du jour

We recently updated the Microsoft Safety Scanner – a just-in-time, free cleanup tool.  The new version adds support for 64-bit Windows systems and also allows for the download of the tool to run in non-networked systems such as those behind an air-gap network, those within an ISPs walled garden, and those where the infection has…

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Presenting... the Microsoft Safety Scanner

We have just released a new tool called Microsoft Safety Scanner to help you diagnose if your computer is infected and clean it if possible. It is available from www.microsoft.com/security/scanner. The old online safety scanner from safety.live.com also now points to www.microsoft.com/security/scanner So what is Microsoft Safety Scanner? It is a standalone, easy-to-use scanner, packaged…

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