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Nov 12th, 2018, by in How-To

“Do I need antivirus software?” It’s one of the most frequently-asked questions by new PC buyers, as evidenced by the top search autocomplete suggestions from both Google and Bing: Unfortunately, there’s still no easy, one-size-fits-all answer. In this short guide, we’ll take a look at the state of antivirus in Windows 10. The objective is […]

Oct 28th, 2018, by in Latest news

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. Microsoft confirms ZIP file problems in Windows 10 1809, expects “early November” fix Problems with Windows 10 continue to surface following the release of version 1809, this time […]

Oct 27th, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft has been working behind-the-scenes on bolstering the security of Windows Defender, and today it’s taking a major step towards that goal. Windows Insiders are some of the more recent builds are able to run Windows Defender in a sandbox, separating it from other processes and improving its security. Windows Defender in a sandbox is […]

Apr 30th, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft today announced they have taken OneDrive security to a new level for consumers by integrating Windows Defender into OneDrive Files Restore

Apr 22nd, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read! Windows Defender extension for Google’s Chrome browser released Unexpectedly, Microsoft has brought its Windows Defender technology from Windows 10 right into the dominant browser, Google Chrome. A new Windows […]

Apr 18th, 2018, by in Latest news

Even though Microsoft still claims that its Edge browser is safer than Google Chrome, the company has quietly released a Windows Defender extension in the Chrome Web Store.

Mar 20th, 2018, by in Latest news

Alongside the Windows 10 Insider preview build 17127 for Fast Ring PCs, customers using Windows Server are now getting vNext LTSC build 17623 today.

Mar 11th, 2018, by in Latest news

Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. Google Chrome notifications may soon play nice with the Windows 10 Action Center It’s been long-awaited, but Google Chrome may finally be moving notifications out of being in-browser, […]

Mar 9th, 2018, by in Latest news

Microsoft claims that its Windows Defender antivirus protected thousands of Windows PCs from a massive coin mining attack this week.

Jan 31st, 2018, by in Latest news

Due to changes in the evaluation criteria, Coercive registry cleaners and optimizers will be removed by Windows Defender beginning March 1.

Dec 19th, 2017, by in Latest news

Today’s Windows Insider build included a lot of new features, but Windows Defender and Subsystem for Linux also see some improvements.

Sep 19th, 2017, by in Latest news

Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Hexadite, the company will use its technology to bring built-in security automation in Windows Defender ATP.

Sep 7th, 2017, by in Latest news

The new ATP integrates Windows 10’s new prevention technologies, brings enhanced sensors to detect script based attacks, and also adds new response capabilities.

Jul 25th, 2017, by in Latest news

Kaspersky Labs is one of the leading global cybersecurity companies, and the maker of popular anti-virus and internet security products – most of which are commercial products.

Jun 28th, 2017, by in Latest news

The big news of the week is the latest computer virus outbreak, known generally as “Petya,” although technically Petya was an older virus and this latest outbreak is a more sophisticated variant. Hundreds of thousands of machines have been infected, the majority in Eastern Europe, and the majority running Windows 7. Microsoft’s Windows Security Blog […]

Jun 22nd, 2017, by in Latest news

Check Point might have to contend with the Microsoft for being the ‘first’ to discover and fight against Fireball. The Redmond giant has been at it 3 years now.

Jun 20th, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft indirectly responded to Kaspersky Antitrust complaints by highlighting its antivirus efforts in a new post to the TechNet blog.

May 9th, 2017, by in Latest news

A fix for the critical remote code execution vulnerability is now available to download on Windows 7, 8.1, RT, 10 and Windows Server 2016.

May 8th, 2017, by in Latest news

The new white paper explains why Windows Defender’s machine learning-based cloud protection is more efficient than what you get with third-party AV solutions.

May 4th, 2017, by in Latest news

Microsoft is introducing a number of new Redstone 3 features in its latest Windows 10 Insider build 16188, and one of these is the Windows Defender Application Guard, which was announced last September, but is just showing up for users of Windows 10 Enterprise with Insider Fast Ring. Basically, Windows Defender Application Guard runs an […]

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