Microsoft will soon release the next major update for Windows 10 which is called the Windows 10 Creators Update. Over the past few months, the company has gradually confirmed many of the features that this major update is going to bring for millions of devices that are powered by the latest iteration of Microsoft’s operating system. The company has now confirmed that several new features for Windows Defender are included in the Creators Update as well.


Windows Defender is going to get new memory and kernel sensors with the Creators Update which will improve its ability to detect malware and unusual activity on the computer. The company says that the improvements are aimed at protecting Windows 10 machines against zero-day attacks.

It’s also going to make use of machine learning, new detection rules will apply to up to six months of stored data which will enable Defender to detect attacks that previously went unnoticed. Security teams will get enhanced features as well which will allow them to keep an eye on what’s going on when an attack is taking place.

They will have the ability to ban a particular file from the network and even pull forensic information from a computer when they’re trying to investigate and block an attack. Microsoft is due to release the Creators Update for all Windows 10 users across the globe in the coming weeks.

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