SOLVED: How To Evaluate AntiVirus and Next Gen Malware Defense EndPoint Protection Products

If you work in IT, it is only a matter of time before you will be involved in a group trying to figure out which EPP (Endpoint Protection Product) security software to buy. The trend today is to get away from signature based AntiVirus which is great at stopping last weeks viruses.  Most companies want/need a Next Gen Anti Virus product like Carbon Black Defense, Invincia/Intercept X, or Cylance) because they are evaluating the BEHAVIOUR…

SOLVED: How To Enable BLOCK AT FIRST SITE in Windows Defender SCEP Using SCCM or GPO in Windows 10 1607

If you have deployed Windows 10 Anniversary 1607 and are using Windows Defender you should be very interested in the new BLOCK ON FIRST SIGHT feature.  When a user runs a program that Defender has never seen before, BLOCK ON FIRST SIGHT, sends a metadata about the file to a Microsoft cloud service.  That service uses heuristics and machine learning to figure out of the program is malicious.  If it cannot make that determination, a copy of the…

SOLVED: How to Make Windows Defender to Update Automatically

There are two ways to set Windows Defender (Security Essentials) to automatically update and the first is to set WINDOWS UPDATE to automatically install all updates.  The other way is to create a new SCHEDULED TASK: Click START and type TASK and then click on TASK SCHEDULER Right click on TASK SCHEDULER LIBRARY and select CREATE NEW BASIC TASK Type a name like UPDATE DEFENDER, and click the NEXT button Leave the TRIGGER setting to DAILY,…

SOLVED: Windows 8 Release Preview Has No Antivirus!

Um, yes it does!  Win8 Defender now includes Security Essentials.   Here is the official word direct from Microsoft “Windows 8 Release Preview comes with Windows Defender, which has been improved in Windows 8 to provide the same level of malware protection as Microsoft Security Essentials. You do not need to install Microsoft Security Essentials and it will not work with Windows 8. Microsoft will continue to provide and improve Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7,…