Windows Defender Antivirus cloud protection service: Advanced real-time defense against never-before-seen malware

For cybercriminals, speed is the name of the game. It takes newly released malware an average of just four hours to achieve its goal—steal financial information, extort money, or cause widespread damage. In a recent report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said that cybercriminals will use hacked or stolen information within nine minutes of posting in…

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Combating a spate of Java malware with machine learning in real-time

In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in emails carrying fresh malicious Java (.jar) malware that use new techniques to evade antivirus protection. But with our research team’s automated expert systems and machine learning models, Windows 10 PCs get real-time protection against these latest threats. Attackers are constantly changing their methods and tools. We…

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MAPS in the cloud: How can it help your enterprise?

(Note: Microsoft Active Protection Service is now called Windows Defender Antivirus cloud protection service. Read about it in this blog entry: Windows Defender Antivirus cloud protection service: Advanced real-time defense against never-before-seen malware.)   Malware can easily send a huge enterprise infrastructure into a tailspin. However, you can get greater protection from malware by using services…

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Microsoft cloud protection

(Note: Read about Windows Defender Antivirus cloud protection service in this blog entry: Windows Defender Antivirus cloud protection service: Advanced real-time defense against never-before-seen malware.)   Microsoft is using cloud protection to help keep our customers safe. In fact, nearly any detection made by Microsoft security products could be the result of cloud protection. Software developers…

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