Tag Archives: Defender

Analysis: Nodersok-Malware – Defender doesn’t detect it

[German]Microsoft has just released an analysis of the Nodersok infection chain. The malware runs entirely in memory and is difficult for antivirus programs such as Defender to detect (but Microsoft Defender ATP can detect the malware). There are thousands of … Continue reading

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Windows: Vulnerabilities in IE and Defender (09/23/2019)

[German]On September 23, 2019, Microsoft unexpectedly released unscheduled security updates for Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, other security products, and Internet Explorer, which is expected to close vulnerabilities. Advertising

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Scan issues with MSD/Defender Antimalware version 4.18.1908.7

[German]A brief notification to Windows users (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10): Microsoft released this week the anti-malware version 4.18.1908.7, which is used in Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). The update of the anti-malware module should fix … Continue reading

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Defender Antimalware Version 4.18.1908.7 released

[German]Microsoft has released Defender Antimalware version 4.18.1908.7 (on Sept. 13, 2019). This update should also fix the error when executing the command sfc /scannow. Here is some information about this topic, which has not been documented by Microsoft and is … Continue reading

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Microsoft fixes the Windows Defender sfc bug (August 2019)

[English]Microsoft has just fixed the error caused by Defender when executing the command sfc /scannow. Here is some information on this topic. Advertising

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New in Windows Defender and MS Security Essentials (July 31, 2019)

[German]Today a brief overview of what happened at Microsoft at the end of July 2019 with regard to Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials as well as Advanced Thread Protection (ATP). Microsoft released, for instance, a ”Security Intelligence – Update … Continue reading

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Windows Defender: Is the firewall blocking the real-time protection?

[German]Companies using Windows Defender in Windows environments should ensure that Cloud/MAPS is active and that communication for real-time protection is not blocked by the firewall. Advertising

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MDATP backported to Windows 10 V1709 and above

Microsoft has backpoted the new Microsoft Defender ATP component (MDATP) to Windows 10 V1709 and above. The new feature should be available on the platform with the last update. Advertising

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Windows Update Service globally disturbed? (01/31/2019)

[German]Currently it seems, that Microsoft’s Update Services are globally disturbed. Users around the world are reporting, that Windows Update can’t reach Microsoft’s update servers. I’ve a Windows 10 test machine, where I confirmed this issue. Advertising

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Windows Defender in a sandbox

Microsoft has added an additional security feature to the Windows Defender included in Windows 10. Defender can be run in a protected sandbox environment from Windows 10 V1703 onwards. Advertising

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