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This detection, made possible by cloud-based machine learning, defends against multiple types of emerging malware that perform various malicious actions on your PC.
Our layered approach to intelligent, cloud-based protection employs a diverse set of machine learning models designed to catch the wide range of threats: from massive malware campaigns to small-scale, localized attacks. Read more: Small businesses targeted by highly localized Ursnif campaign
Windows 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.
To get the best and fastest protection from Windows 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.