Anti-Malware Engineering Team

This blog provides information about what's happening in the anti-malware technology team at Microsoft. We're the team that builds the core antivirus, antispyware, anti-rootkit, and related technology, which is then used across a number of Microsof

February, 2006

  • Windows Defender Beta 2: Update

    Hi all, We’ve gotten some great feedback from places like this blog and our support newsgroups about the recently released Windows Defender Beta 2. We really appreciate the enthusiastic participation! Some of this feedback has allowed us to identify...
  • The Mywife.E Worm: Update # 2

    As we pass noon on Monday, here in Redmond, we are happy to see that the Mywife.E worm (aka CME 24) turned out to be more hype than reality. Our product support departments (including calls to our free virus support line: 1-866-PCSafety) around the world...
  • Announcing Windows Defender Beta 2

    Hi, I'm Adam Overton, the group program manager for the anti-malware technology team. I'm very excited to be blogging today about the availability of Windows Defender Beta 2 which was announced by Bill Gates at his RSA conference keynote earlier this...
  • Windows Defender Beta 2: Updated Version Available

    An updated version of Windows Defender Beta 2 is now available from the Microsoft Download Center . This update resolves the two issues described in the below blog post relating to non-English versions of Windows and referenced in KB915087 . If you are...
  • Notes from the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) Public Workshop, etc.

    Hello, my name is Jeff Williams. While I'm new to the team, I'm not new to our efforts in this space as I've worked with the team for almost two years in my previous role. I've just returned from a trip to Washington DC last week to attend the ASC Workshop...