Enterprise security apps get enhanced adware blockers - Only available for enterprise users
Microsoft has just announced that enterprise Windows users can benefit from enhanced adware protection thanks to a new opt-in feature that can spot and stop potentially unwanted applications (PUA) from reaching their computers.
First and foremost, what’s very important to note is that this is an opt-in feature available exclusively to enterprise users, so administrators need to manually enable it if they want enhanced protection against PUA.
Only available for enterprise users
Then, the new adware protection system is only available in the company's System Center Endpoint Protection and Forefront Endpoint Protection solutions, with Microsoft saying that potentially unwanted applications will be blocked at download and install time.
“These applications can increase the risk of your network being infected with malware, cause malware infections to be harder to identify among the noise, and can waste helpdesk, IT, and user time cleaning up the applications,” Microsoft explains.
“Since the stakes are higher in an enterprise environment, the potential disaster that PUA brings can be a cause of concern. Hence, it is important to deliver trusted protection in this field.”
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Particular emphasis on your part by the use of capital letters.
Your above quote " A new virus could spring up at any time rendering all previous statistics out of date and obsolete."
That is nonsense, if you take into account Heuristics, ie:- any change from the norm taken from previous scans is instantly noted.
In the fairly recent past I posted on this forum that a particular friend asked me to sort out his problematic computer.
Scans with Adwcleaner and Hitman Pro identified literally hundreds of PUPs, and what was he using as AV protection. Kasperski.
I ran Avira for years with no problems, but had an issue with it on an early W8 beta so started using Defender.
The W7 machine still runs it, and (not that it's needed) so does the Vista/XP box.
I also have MalwareBytes on the W8.1/W10 machine (full) and the W7 and Vista/XP machines (trial), it works well and can be run concurrently with the AV program without clashing.
The reason I dumped Defender and installed Avira, my browser was high jacked whilst browsing using Edge, which supposedly is beefed up security wise compared to IE.
My presumption being if two M$ products together could not protect me, go for two separate ones.
Hence Edge and Avira.
have win 10 for 3 months and use only defender no issues
@jimbo, your idea is sound if someone knows their stuff, but if you take an 80 year old granny for instance, she won't have a clue what's safe or not, same with new users.