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Microsoft Security Intelligence
Published Aug 03, 2017 | Updated Jan 11, 2019


Detected by Microsoft Defender Antivirus

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Microsoft Defender Antivirus uses the cloud and artificial intelligence powered by next-gen machine learning technologies to rapidly deliver protection against new and emerging malware.

This detection, made possible by cloud-based machine learning, defends against multiple types of emerging malware that perform various malicious actions on your PC.

Understand how malware can get on your PC

This detection is designed to catch malicious PDF files, such as those that are used for phishing and other cyberattacks. We enrich this detection algorithm with URL and domain reputation intelligence from Windows Defender SmartScreen and email intel from Office 365 ATP.

Learn how this integration of Microsoft security solutions results in comprehensive protection against phishing and other attacks: Tackling phishing with signal-sharing and machine learning

Microsoft Defender Antivirus automatically removes threats as they are detected. However, many infections can leave remnant files and system changes. Updating your antimalware definitions and running a full scan might help address these remnant artifacts.

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

Secure configuration

To get the best and fastest protection from Microsoft Defender Antivirus, connect to the cloud protection service.

Use the Windows search box to find and open the Windows Defender Security Center. Navigate to the Virus & threat protection settings.

  • Cloud-delivered protection
  • Automatic sample submission
Prevent malware infection

To prevent future infection, follow our guide on preventing malware infection.

Report incorrect detections

If you suspect that your files have been incorrectly detected, submit the file for analysis.

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