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  • Blog Post: Understanding catch-up scans

    A catch-up scan is a scan that is initiated because a regularly scheduled Forefront Client Security antimalware scan was missed.  Usually these scheduled scans are missed because the computer was turned off at the scheduled time.  The FCS documentation at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us...
  • Blog Post: Testing FCS antimalware detection with your own library

    During evaluation of the Forefront Client Security antimalware protection many customers will review the information provided by independent antimalware testers such as http://www.av-test.org/ http://www.virusbtn.com/ http://www.av-comparatives.org/ (When reading these sites, note that Microsoft’s Forefront...
  • Blog Post: MarioForever Detection Issue With FCS

    On or about December 9 th , Microsoft Malware Protection Center included new information in the FCS definitions to ‘clean' the file ‘user32.dll' in the system32 and system32\dllcache folders which may have been modified at some earlier time by the Marioforever malware. Most of these infections occurred...
  • Blog Post: Slipstreaming a Client Security client installation

    As I mentioned in my previous blog posting , there have been several updates to the FCS antimalware client since its release. Through traditional deployment methods you will install the release to manufacturing components(RTM) of the FCS client which has no updates and extremely limited detection capabilities...