Microsoft to use AI in antivirus software

Julie Spitzer - Print  | 

Microsoft will use machine learning in its newest advanced threat protection system to detect and protect against cyberattacks, CNET reports.

The Windows Fall Creators Update expands attack detection, investigation and response capabilities across Windows 10 security technologies, Avi Sagiv, principal program manager for Windows Defender ATP, wrote in a June 27 Microsoft blog post. The update's goal is to stop malware attacks before they impact the system, by using a machine learning antivirus to detect malware on any Windows 10 computer throughout the globe, according to CNET. The antivirus solution will then attempt to develop a way to protect against the malware and send that defense mechanism to a virtual sandbox on the cloud, in an effort to defend other users.

"Leveraging our cloud-based security intelligence gives the optics, context and tools that companies need to quickly investigate and remediate incidents," Mr. Sagiv wrote.

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