Defender is now more effective against ransomware

Defender is now more effective against ransomware


Microsoft has announced a new update for Windows 11 that boasts of a safe haven. Indeed, the main novelty is the significant improvement of its Defender antivirus, which is now more effective against ransomware. Therefore, the Redmond company confirms the general concern about this new type of serious threat.

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Microsoft had promised: with its antivirus version, the company wants to put an end to recovery software, without a doubt one of the most dangerous computer threats in recent years. Nobody, really, takes it for granted anymore. In 2021, historic attacks followed on American soil, while France recorded a 32% increase in this type of attack in one year.

So Microsoft considers that it has a role to play in this matter and is now starting to provide a solution. In his latest blog post, the publisher announces a new update for Windows 11, which clearly emphasizes security. So, the Redmond company claims to have it “Improving the ability of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to detect and prevent ransomware and advanced attacks. ยป

Microsoft is strengthening Windows 11’s security against ransomware

With this update, Microsoft confirms the rise of ransomware in the cyber security world. Actually, let’s remember the important things here when we are faced with this type of attack. All organizations and researchers agree on one thing: it is important, whatever happens, never to pay the requested compensation. On the one hand, it does not guarantee the recovery of its data. On the other hand, it comforts hackers with the idea that these attacks are effective.

Other improvements can be found in this Windows 11 update, for which here is the full release note:

  • Enhanced capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to detect and prevent ransomware and advanced attacks
  • Compress files regardless of size if you have configured SMB compression
  • Improved storage redundancy optimization that occurs using low bandwidth or congested Wide Area Networks (WANs)

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Finally, here are the issues fixed by Microsoft:

  • Windows was showing tablet mode functionality for some devices that don’t have a touch screen
  • Some application windows had blank fields in the task view preview
  • The error code is 0x80070026 when copying the file
  • Signal leak in LsapGetClientInfoEx.
  • sihost.exe is using a lot of CPU
  • Microsoft Edge became unresponsive when using IE mode