Microsoft Virus Initiative


The Microsoft Virus Initiative (MVI) helps organizations to get their products working and integrated with Windows.

Like the Virus Information Alliance (VIA) and the Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) program, MVI aims to share information about the threat landscape that can help your organization protect its customers.

MVI members will receive access to Windows APIs (such as those used by Action Center and Internet Explorer IOAV), malware telemetry and samples, and invitations to events such as Microsoft Security Response Alliance (MSRA) conferences.

MVI adds to VIA by requiring members to develop and own antimalware technology, and to be present in the antimalware industry community.

Apply to MVI

If you’re interested in requesting membership for your organization, see our eligibility requirements.

You can also see answers to frequently asked questions about VIA, which is a prerequisite for membership to MVI.