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

May, 2006

  • A Closer Look at Behavioral Classification

    Hi, my name is Tony Lee. I am a virus researcher on the Microsoft Antimalware team. One of our top priorities is to conduct advanced research to combat malware problems. A significant challenge we have today is the large number of active malware samples...
  • Antispyware Coalition Meeting in Ottawa

    Eric and I attended the Antispyware Coalition Meeting and Workshop last week. It was a good opportunity to meet with many of our peers in the industry as well as a very pleasant trip overall. Ottawa, where the event was held, is a great city and in addition...
  • Windows Live OneCare is Certified !

    We're certified ! This morning, Microsoft issued a press release describing how Windows Live OneCare has acquired multiple certifications for antivirus and firewall from ICSA Labs and West Coast Labs, two of the top labs for antimalware product...
  • Windows Defender for German Speaking Markets is Available !

    Adam Overton here – Group Program Manager for the Antimalware team. Today, we shipped Windows Defender (Beta 2) for German speaking markets including Germany and Switzerland . We’re also close to launching our Japanese version for additional coverage...
  • Notes from EICAR

    Hello folks. Jeff Williams , Tony Lee , Jigar Mody , and I have returned from the EICAR conference in Hamburg, Germany which, a s a port city with a similar climate , reminded me of Seattle (but with more bratwurst). The event itself was well-organized...
  • Computers, Freedom & Privacy Conference

    On my way back from EICAR I had the opportunity to stop in to the Computers Freedom & Privacy Conference in Washington DC and participate in a panel discussing the responsibilities of an adware provider. From the few sessions I was able to attend...