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Windows 10 users who upgrade to v2004 will finally be able to switch on a longstanding Windows Defender feature that protects users against potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). What are PUAs? Also called PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), PUAs are applications that often cannot be outright classified as malware, but still violate users’ security and privacy interests. […]

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Mid-day Tuesday (PST), Microsoft’s Windows Defender blocked more than 80,000 instances of several new variants of the Dofoil (aka Smoke Loader) downloader.

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Researchers have developed a method for bypassing Windows Defender that will allow any malware to execute on a Windows machine. Microsoft, meanwhile, has told the experts that it does not see this as a security issue and will not address the problem in its native antimalware protection. The bypass involves the use of a custom-built […]

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