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Itechbrand 2021-11-23
https://itechbrand. com/how-to-use-windows-defenders-new-controlled-folder-access-to-protect-your-files-from-ransomware/Controlled folder access” is an intrusion-prevention function included in Microsoft Defender Exploit Guard, which is part of Microsoft Defender Antivirus, on Windows 10. Its primary purpose is to prevent ransomware from encrypting and enslaving your data, but it also protects files from undesired changes caused by other harmful programmes.
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Jack thomson 2020-09-16
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The Microsoft Defender Antivirus scans your computer system regularly to make it free from malware and viruses.

And for the better functioning of all your devices, it is essential to scan them from time to time.

Anyone can easily schedule a scan on their Windows 10 computer.

In the following article, we have mentioned the technique that will help you to schedule a scan in Microsoft Defender Antivirus on your Windows 10 desktop.

So, to get to the method, please go through the complete article.The Method to Schedule a Scan in Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10To schedule a Microsoft Defender Antivirus scan on your Windows 10 PC, you will need to follow the procedure that we have mentioned in this article.

This task is easy to accomplish and includes some simple steps that you should follow.

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Charles Rodriguez 2019-10-15

Microsoft has announced that a new Microsoft Defender antivirus feature called Tamper Protection is now generally available.

The new feature works by preventing malware and other third-party apps from disabling Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) features without a user's knowledge.

According to a blog post from Microsoft, Tamper Protection will prevent malicious apps from disabling virus and threat protection, disabling real-time protection, turning off behavior monitoring, disabling Defender's antivirus components including IOfficeAntivirus, disabling cloud-delivered protection and removing security intelligence updates.

The software giant says that Tamper Protection “essentially locks Microsoft Defender” and prevents security settings from being changed either by third-party apps or using methods such as configuring settings in Registry Editor on a Windows device, changing settings through PowerShell CMDlets, and editing or removing security settings through group policies.

The free version of Microsoft Defender that ships with Windows 10 will be getting the new Tamper Protection feature and it will also be rolling out to the commercial version of the software, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).

Microsoft first began work on Tamper Protection in December 2018 when the feature was made available to Windows Insiders for testing.

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Peter Williams 2020-10-05
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Microsoft Defender receives a useful security update for Windows install images.
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Joe Richards 2021-04-08
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now covers all major operating systems.
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Eddie Cox 2020-09-03
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Oh, the irony: Attackers could abuse a Microsoft Defender feature to download malware directly from the web.
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Ruth Reed 2021-02-11
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Microsoft Defender Antivirus, formerly known as Windows Defender, is an antivirus program bundled with Windows 10.
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Ronald Evans 2019-07-09
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Microsoft on Monday made good on a March pledge by announcing that its most sophisticated endpoint security service is now available for Macs.

Microsoft Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) for Mac shifted to what the company calls "general availability" on June 28, wrote Helen Allas, a principal program manager on the enterprise security team, in a July 8 post to a company blog.

Core components of Defender ATP, including the latest - "Threat & Vulnerability Management," which made it to general availability a week ago - now serve Macs.

"Full Microsoft Defender ATP integration is not available yet," Microsoft said in the "Known issues" section of the still-sparse online documentation.

Microsoft Defender ATP detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks, blocks what it recognizes as malicious, then follows up to investigate the attack - or in the worst cases, the breach - and provides response recommendations and attack remediation.

The service is a component within the most expensive Windows 10 licenses, such as those provided by the subscription-based Windows 10 Enterprise E5 or Microsoft 365 E5.

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Letha Byrd 2021-03-02
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As well as delivering robust core antivirus protection, you can get a surprising number of extras with antivirus freebies.
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Cedric Sams 2019-03-21
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Previously known as Windows Defender, the software has been renamed more broadly as “Microsoft Defender” in coordination with the news that it will be available on operating systems other than Windows.

More specifically, the anti-virus software for Apple machines going by the name “Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Mac,” and as of today users running macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, or macOS Sierra can sign up for a limited preview.

The move is intended in part to provide businesses who have a mix of Windows and Mac-based computers with the option to protect their machines using the same security platform.

Being that Microsoft has already delivered its Office suite to other platforms, and that Defender is a part of the Microsoft 365 package, the company felt it was time to shift away from the Windows-centric approach to its security offerings.

Folks who install Microsoft Defender on macOS can anticipate the addition of new features during the preview phase.

Most notably, the company says that it plans to introduce Endpoint Detection and Response as well as Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM).

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AI TechPark 2021-05-05

Mandiant Managed Defense adds support for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint amplifying technology investments with unparalleled frontline expertise and market-leading intelligenceFireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced that Mandiant® Managed Defense, Mandiant’s managed detection and response service, now supports Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.This integration reflects the Mandiant strategy to augment security teams with actionable intelligence from the frontlines, regardless of security controls to maximize technology investments.

Together, Mandiant and Microsoft customers can quickly and effectively investigate the most impactful events leveraging proven response tactics to direct swift, decisive action in security operations.“With threat conditions changing constantly, companies require trusted expertise with powerful analytical capabilities to ensure accurate and decisive execution – this is where Mandiant shines,” said Marshall Heilman, Executive Vice President, Managed Defense and Advanced Practices, FireEye.

“Working with Microsoft to integrate the expertise and intelligence from Mandiant into Microsoft Defender for Endpoint provides significantly enhanced security value to our joint customers.

We are committed to delivering solutions that help customers respond faster to cyber threats, mitigating impact.”“Combining Microsoft security technology with Mandiant intelligence and expertise helps give our customers an increased ability to prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats in the ever evolving and complex threat landscape,” said Ann Johnson, CVP Security, Compliance, and Identity Business Development, Microsoft.Managed Defense expertise is available to maximize effectiveness for customers regardless of endpoint – currently that means either FireEye Endpoint Security, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, or both.

Mandiant Managed Defense leverages Mandiant’s cutting-edge frontline detections as well as its leading incident response expertise.

Mandiant’s speed at integrating frontline intelligence and findings from advanced threat hunting to protect customers at scale is what sets Managed Defense apart.For more such updates and perspectives around Digital Innovation, IoT, Data Infrastructure, AI & Cybsercurity, go to AI-Techpark.com.

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Charles Houston 2019-03-21

Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365 subscribers and assets the IT admins that try to keep them safe.

It was also previously called Windows Defender ATP, but given that it is now on the Mac, too, Microsoft decided to drop the ‘Windows Defender’ moniker in favor or ‘Microsoft Defender.’

“For us, it’s all about experiences that follow the person and help the individual be more productive,” Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Office and Windows, told me.

“Just like we did with Office back in the day — that was a big move for us to move it off of Windows-only — but it was absolutely the right thing.

So that’s where we’re headed.”

He stressed that this means that Microsoft is moving off its “Windows-centric approach to life.” He likened it to bringing the Office apps to the iPad and Android.

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Lamont Shaw 2020-09-09
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Microsoft has launched a public preview of "Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office," a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents so that attack code carried by malicious files can't reach the operating system or its applications.

On Monday, a senior cybersecurity engineer with the Redmond, Wash. company explained how Application Guard for Office worked and more importantly, walked customers through its operationm – something that existing documentation omitted when the public preview was launched late last month.

"Microsoft Office will open files from potentially unsafe locations in Microsoft Defender Application Guard, a secure container, that is isolated from the device through hardware-based virtualization," John Barbare wrote in a post to a Microsoft blog. "When Microsoft Office opens files in Microsoft Defender Application Guard, a user can then securely read, edit, print, and save the files without having to re-open files outside of the container."

To read this article in full, please click here

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Shane De 2020-08-31
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Despite extensive possibilities for app developers and users, Google has turned the Android operating system into a real fortress in recent years. Above all, Google Play Protect has a very large part in preventing malware, viruses, or phishing from having a chance. Now Microsoft is also penetrating this market and bringing the Defender, known from Windows to Android, which can now be tested in the corporate environment.
collect
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Gary Wynn 2019-03-21

Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender antivirus software to macOS today.

The software giant is renaming Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) as a result.

Microsoft has created a dedicated Defender ATP client for Mac, and it offers full virus and threat protection mixed with the usual ability to perform quick or full scans.

A limited preview will be available for businesses to try out the antivirus protection in environments that have a mix of both Windows PCs and Macs.

Microsoft is using its AutoUpdate software on macOS to keep the client up to date, and it will be available on devices running macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, or macOS Sierra.

As ATP is limited to businesses, it’s not clear if Microsoft is also planning to bring a consumer version of Microsoft Defender over to the Mac.

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Manuel Darcangelo 2021-03-22
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The massive SolarWinds hack last year affected many companies and government institutions but, all throughout, Microsoft insisted that its infrastructure wasn’t used to propagate the vulnerability. The company, however, would face its own security problem when its Exchange servers would become part of another massive hacking incident. The company has been scrambling to patch up those holes that go back … Continue reading
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Itechbrand 2021-11-23
https://itechbrand. com/how-to-use-windows-defenders-new-controlled-folder-access-to-protect-your-files-from-ransomware/Controlled folder access” is an intrusion-prevention function included in Microsoft Defender Exploit Guard, which is part of Microsoft Defender Antivirus, on Windows 10. Its primary purpose is to prevent ransomware from encrypting and enslaving your data, but it also protects files from undesired changes caused by other harmful programmes.
Charles Rodriguez 2019-10-15

Microsoft has announced that a new Microsoft Defender antivirus feature called Tamper Protection is now generally available.

The new feature works by preventing malware and other third-party apps from disabling Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) features without a user's knowledge.

According to a blog post from Microsoft, Tamper Protection will prevent malicious apps from disabling virus and threat protection, disabling real-time protection, turning off behavior monitoring, disabling Defender's antivirus components including IOfficeAntivirus, disabling cloud-delivered protection and removing security intelligence updates.

The software giant says that Tamper Protection “essentially locks Microsoft Defender” and prevents security settings from being changed either by third-party apps or using methods such as configuring settings in Registry Editor on a Windows device, changing settings through PowerShell CMDlets, and editing or removing security settings through group policies.

The free version of Microsoft Defender that ships with Windows 10 will be getting the new Tamper Protection feature and it will also be rolling out to the commercial version of the software, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).

Microsoft first began work on Tamper Protection in December 2018 when the feature was made available to Windows Insiders for testing.

Joe Richards 2021-04-08
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now covers all major operating systems.
Ruth Reed 2021-02-11
img
Microsoft Defender Antivirus, formerly known as Windows Defender, is an antivirus program bundled with Windows 10.
Letha Byrd 2021-03-02
img
As well as delivering robust core antivirus protection, you can get a surprising number of extras with antivirus freebies.
AI TechPark 2021-05-05

Mandiant Managed Defense adds support for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint amplifying technology investments with unparalleled frontline expertise and market-leading intelligenceFireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced that Mandiant® Managed Defense, Mandiant’s managed detection and response service, now supports Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.This integration reflects the Mandiant strategy to augment security teams with actionable intelligence from the frontlines, regardless of security controls to maximize technology investments.

Together, Mandiant and Microsoft customers can quickly and effectively investigate the most impactful events leveraging proven response tactics to direct swift, decisive action in security operations.“With threat conditions changing constantly, companies require trusted expertise with powerful analytical capabilities to ensure accurate and decisive execution – this is where Mandiant shines,” said Marshall Heilman, Executive Vice President, Managed Defense and Advanced Practices, FireEye.

“Working with Microsoft to integrate the expertise and intelligence from Mandiant into Microsoft Defender for Endpoint provides significantly enhanced security value to our joint customers.

We are committed to delivering solutions that help customers respond faster to cyber threats, mitigating impact.”“Combining Microsoft security technology with Mandiant intelligence and expertise helps give our customers an increased ability to prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats in the ever evolving and complex threat landscape,” said Ann Johnson, CVP Security, Compliance, and Identity Business Development, Microsoft.Managed Defense expertise is available to maximize effectiveness for customers regardless of endpoint – currently that means either FireEye Endpoint Security, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, or both.

Mandiant Managed Defense leverages Mandiant’s cutting-edge frontline detections as well as its leading incident response expertise.

Mandiant’s speed at integrating frontline intelligence and findings from advanced threat hunting to protect customers at scale is what sets Managed Defense apart.For more such updates and perspectives around Digital Innovation, IoT, Data Infrastructure, AI & Cybsercurity, go to AI-Techpark.com.

Lamont Shaw 2020-09-09
img

Microsoft has launched a public preview of "Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office," a defensive technology that quarantines untrusted Office documents so that attack code carried by malicious files can't reach the operating system or its applications.

On Monday, a senior cybersecurity engineer with the Redmond, Wash. company explained how Application Guard for Office worked and more importantly, walked customers through its operationm – something that existing documentation omitted when the public preview was launched late last month.

"Microsoft Office will open files from potentially unsafe locations in Microsoft Defender Application Guard, a secure container, that is isolated from the device through hardware-based virtualization," John Barbare wrote in a post to a Microsoft blog. "When Microsoft Office opens files in Microsoft Defender Application Guard, a user can then securely read, edit, print, and save the files without having to re-open files outside of the container."

To read this article in full, please click here

Gary Wynn 2019-03-21

Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender antivirus software to macOS today.

The software giant is renaming Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) as a result.

Microsoft has created a dedicated Defender ATP client for Mac, and it offers full virus and threat protection mixed with the usual ability to perform quick or full scans.

A limited preview will be available for businesses to try out the antivirus protection in environments that have a mix of both Windows PCs and Macs.

Microsoft is using its AutoUpdate software on macOS to keep the client up to date, and it will be available on devices running macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, or macOS Sierra.

As ATP is limited to businesses, it’s not clear if Microsoft is also planning to bring a consumer version of Microsoft Defender over to the Mac.

Jack thomson 2020-09-16
img

The Microsoft Defender Antivirus scans your computer system regularly to make it free from malware and viruses.

And for the better functioning of all your devices, it is essential to scan them from time to time.

Anyone can easily schedule a scan on their Windows 10 computer.

In the following article, we have mentioned the technique that will help you to schedule a scan in Microsoft Defender Antivirus on your Windows 10 desktop.

So, to get to the method, please go through the complete article.The Method to Schedule a Scan in Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10To schedule a Microsoft Defender Antivirus scan on your Windows 10 PC, you will need to follow the procedure that we have mentioned in this article.

This task is easy to accomplish and includes some simple steps that you should follow.

Peter Williams 2020-10-05
img
Microsoft Defender receives a useful security update for Windows install images.
Eddie Cox 2020-09-03
img
Oh, the irony: Attackers could abuse a Microsoft Defender feature to download malware directly from the web.
Ronald Evans 2019-07-09
img

Microsoft on Monday made good on a March pledge by announcing that its most sophisticated endpoint security service is now available for Macs.

Microsoft Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) for Mac shifted to what the company calls "general availability" on June 28, wrote Helen Allas, a principal program manager on the enterprise security team, in a July 8 post to a company blog.

Core components of Defender ATP, including the latest - "Threat & Vulnerability Management," which made it to general availability a week ago - now serve Macs.

"Full Microsoft Defender ATP integration is not available yet," Microsoft said in the "Known issues" section of the still-sparse online documentation.

Microsoft Defender ATP detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks, blocks what it recognizes as malicious, then follows up to investigate the attack - or in the worst cases, the breach - and provides response recommendations and attack remediation.

The service is a component within the most expensive Windows 10 licenses, such as those provided by the subscription-based Windows 10 Enterprise E5 or Microsoft 365 E5.

Cedric Sams 2019-03-21
img

Previously known as Windows Defender, the software has been renamed more broadly as “Microsoft Defender” in coordination with the news that it will be available on operating systems other than Windows.

More specifically, the anti-virus software for Apple machines going by the name “Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for Mac,” and as of today users running macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, or macOS Sierra can sign up for a limited preview.

The move is intended in part to provide businesses who have a mix of Windows and Mac-based computers with the option to protect their machines using the same security platform.

Being that Microsoft has already delivered its Office suite to other platforms, and that Defender is a part of the Microsoft 365 package, the company felt it was time to shift away from the Windows-centric approach to its security offerings.

Folks who install Microsoft Defender on macOS can anticipate the addition of new features during the preview phase.

Most notably, the company says that it plans to introduce Endpoint Detection and Response as well as Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM).

Charles Houston 2019-03-21

Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365 subscribers and assets the IT admins that try to keep them safe.

It was also previously called Windows Defender ATP, but given that it is now on the Mac, too, Microsoft decided to drop the ‘Windows Defender’ moniker in favor or ‘Microsoft Defender.’

“For us, it’s all about experiences that follow the person and help the individual be more productive,” Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Office and Windows, told me.

“Just like we did with Office back in the day — that was a big move for us to move it off of Windows-only — but it was absolutely the right thing.

So that’s where we’re headed.”

He stressed that this means that Microsoft is moving off its “Windows-centric approach to life.” He likened it to bringing the Office apps to the iPad and Android.

Shane De 2020-08-31
img
Despite extensive possibilities for app developers and users, Google has turned the Android operating system into a real fortress in recent years. Above all, Google Play Protect has a very large part in preventing malware, viruses, or phishing from having a chance. Now Microsoft is also penetrating this market and bringing the Defender, known from Windows to Android, which can now be tested in the corporate environment.
Manuel Darcangelo 2021-03-22
img
The massive SolarWinds hack last year affected many companies and government institutions but, all throughout, Microsoft insisted that its infrastructure wasn’t used to propagate the vulnerability. The company, however, would face its own security problem when its Exchange servers would become part of another massive hacking incident. The company has been scrambling to patch up those holes that go back … Continue reading