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Microsoft's Next Windows Update to Include Malware Fighting A.I.

Category: Bugs / Virus
Posted: 09:47PM

Microsoft has announced an update to the Windows 10 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) enterprise service, which will reportedly be much better at preventing cyber attacks. According to the folks in Redmond, ATP will use data from cloud-based services in order to create what has been dubbed an A.I. anti-virus. Apparently, one of the features of the A.I. will be that it can instantly detect previously unknown malware on a client's computer. The malicious software can then be quarantined in the cloud where a signature for its identity is created. This ultimately allows ATP to further protect other computers from being infected. It currently takes researchers countless hours to create defense mechanisms when new malware is created. ATP should now be able to help speed up this process immensely.

For the time being, these upgrades will only be available to enterprise customers, although they may be available to ordinary users in the future. Microsoft will be releasing the Fall Creators' preview, and subsequently the updated version of ATP, sometime between September and October, which is when we can expect to start seeing the ATP updates (and perhaps some more in-depth information as to how well it performs).

Source: Engadget

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