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Microsoft Office Gets Its Own Antivirus

Microsoft Office Gets Its Own Antivirus

Because miscreants can sometimes evade OS antivirus protection through crafted Microsoft Office documents they get unsuspecting end users to accidentally click on, Microsoft is now beginning to integrate antimalware and antivirus services with Microsoft Office client applications.

As part of our continued efforts to tackle entire classes of threats, Office 365 client applications now integrate with Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI), enabling antivirus and other security solutions to scan macros and other scripts at runtime to check for malicious behavior.

Details: Office VBA + AMSI: Parting the veil on malicious macros


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