Microsoft releases free tool to identify malware activity

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Microsoft releases free tool to identify malware activity[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/08/myce-sysmon-95x75.png[/newsimage]

Microsoft today released a free tool which reports changes to system that can identify malicious or anomalous activity.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-releases-free-tool-to-identify-malware-activity-72381](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-releases-free-tool-to-identify-malware-activity-72381)

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#2

How is this different from the “Malicious Software Removal Tool” that has always been available via Windows Update?


#3

The MRT removes KNOWN malware that it can detect.

Sysmon reports files that have been changed during the boot up process. If you read the log it produces it can help you identify, and potentially remove, new malware.


#4

People have likely been begging for something like this since Windows 95. Why has Microsoft waited until now to finally do something like this? Don’t tell me they’ve finally started listening to their customers, as that’s not how companies like Microsoft function.


#5

I haven’t downloaded it yet.
I’m waiting for someone here to test it probably more than one.
Then give a report on how they think it is working.


#6

Cholla,

If Microsoft was listening to it’s customers how do you explainWindows8? :slight_smile:

Windows8 is also more of a paradox than I had previously considered…


#7

[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2733952]Cholla,

If Microsoft was listening to it’s customers how do you explainWindows8? :slight_smile: [/QUOTE]

I don’t try to explain Windows 8. It’s never going to be installed on any of my computers.
I’ll learn linux first. Not that I haven’t already learned a small amount.
Before I would use W8 I would convert to linux & live with it.

[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2733952]
Windows8 is also more of a paradox than I had previously considered…[/QUOTE]
I haven’t ever used W8 but i’ll take your word for that.