Malwarebytes vs Microsoft Defender
Last updated: December 22, 2022
Traditional antivirus fails because it’s slow to react to new threats. Malwarebytes uses layers of technology like anomaly detection (a cool sort of artificial intelligence), behavior matching, and application hardening to crush malware that hasn’t even been seen before.
Microsoft Defender is working to protect your Windows 10 PC by scanning for malicious software. Microsoft Defender uses real-time protection to scan everything you download or run on your PC. It will turn itself off if you install another antivirus app.
Malwarebytes vs Microsoft Defender in our news:
2022. Malwarebytes lands a $100M cash injection weeks after laying off 125 employees
Cybersecurity giant Malwarebytes has announced it has received a $100 million cash injection after laying off 125 employees. Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski says that he has refocused the company on where we win; providing effective, easy to use cybersecurity solutions to those who are underserved by the competitors. The investment will enable Malwarebytes to further grow its team, innovate its products, and expand its MSP partner and international channel programs to best serve our existing and future customers.
2021. Microsoft launches Defender for Business
Microsoft has introduced Microsoft Defender for Business, a new easy-to-use and cost-effective endpoint security solution that's specially built to bring enterprise-grade endpoint security to businesses with up to 300 employees. Defender for Business elevates security from traditional antivirus to next-generation protection, endpoint detection and response, threat and vulnerability management, and more. It offers simplified configuration and management with intelligent, automated investigation and remediation. Defender for Business helps you to protect against cybersecurity threats including malware and ransomware across Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. It's available as a standalone offering costing $3 per user per month.
2016. Microsoft released Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
Windows already ships with built-in antivirus called Windows Defender. Currently, it’s a defensive program that looks at websites and downloads to try and stop you from getting hacked. Unfortunately, in the day and age of social engineering and spear-phishing, antivirus needs to be a little more proactive. The new cloud service Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is supposed to be that protection for large, company-wide networks. WDATP move the focus from monitoring individual files to the machine’s behaviour as a whole—rather than searching for the actual virus, it keeps an eye on symptoms. If your machine starts connecting to weird ports or executing unusual PowerShell commands—behavior that’s out of the ordinary for the vast majority of users—WDAPT will flag it to administrators, providing an overview of current and past behavior for admins to look at. Microsoft’s also trying to take advantage of the vast Windows install base to kickstart its antivirus program. Millions of suspicious files found on machines worldwide will be run on the cloud, building a giant centralized database of malicious files, but also malicious behavior.