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McAfee joins Sophos, Avira, Avast—the latest Windows update breaks them all

Enlarge / A colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of an Ebola virus virion. (Cynthia Goldsmith) CDC The most recent Windows patch, released April 9, seems to have done something (still to be determined) that’s causing problems with anti-malware software. Over the last few days, Microsoft has been adding more and more antivirus scanners to its […]

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Microsoft ships antivirus for macOS as Windows Defender becomes Microsoft Defender

Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender anti-malware application to macOS—and more platforms in the future—as it expands the reach of its Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform. To reflect the new cross-platform nature, the suite is also being renamed to Microsoft Defender ATP, with the individual clients being labelled “for Mac” or “for Windows.” Microsoft […]

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Windows Virtual Desktop now in public preview

Enlarge / A VT100 remote terminal, which is basically the same thing as Windows Remote Desktop. Wolfgang Stief Initially announced last September, Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has now entered public preview. The service brings together single-user Windows 7 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and multi-user Windows 10 and Windows Server remote desktop services (RDS) […]