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

April, 2006

  • Windows Defender Beta 2 Refresh

    Today, we released a refresh of Windows Defender (Beta 2) which includes updates based on the customer feedback that we have received through this blog and the newsgroups . This update also addresses some issues that have been brought to our attention...
  • News on Alcan, Mywife.E

    In Bill Gates' keynote at RSA in February, one of the subjects he spoke on was the ability for Microsoft to have a comprehensive view of the evolving threat landscape using the information and feedback from such tools as Hotmail, Watson, the Windows Malicious...
  • VirusTotal Participation

    Hi, this is Ziv Mador again from the Microsoft Anti-Malware team. This week, the folks over at VirusTotal added the Microsoft anti-malware engine to their service. VirusTotal is a free service that enables users to submit suspicious files to be scanned...
  • On the Road at Infosecurity Europe and EICAR

    Eric Allred and I are in London for the Infosecurity Europe conference. We spent the last two days on the conference floor with the Microsoft UK team, talking to customers and partners about Windows Defender , Windows Live OneCare , Microsoft Client Protection...