Microsoft brings Windows Defender Browser Protection extension to Google Chrome

Full Article : BetaNews – Recognizing that comparatively few people are using its Edge browser, Microsoft has released a new security tool for those who have opted to use Google Chrome — the Windows … Read more

Microsoft Windows Defender fights off massive currency miner attack

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft has stopped a large scale malware distribution campaign that tried to infect almost 500,000 Windows PCs with a cryptocurrency miner. Windows Defender antivirus software detected 80,000 instances of … Read more

Microsoft to bring Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to Windows 7 and 8.1

Full Article : BetaNews – Formerly a Windows 10 exclusive, Microsoft today announced that Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. That’s not to say that the … Read more

Windows Defender to root out dodgy registry cleaners and system optimization tools

Full Article : BetaNews – Microsoft is taking a firmer line with misleading system utilities and tools that try to scare users into paying for software. An update to Windows Defender means that software … Read more