Cloud-delivered protection

Scenario description

Cloud-delivered protection for Windows Defender Antivirus, also referred to as Microsoft Advanced Protection Service (MAPS), provides you with strong, fast protection in addition to our standard real-time protection.

Scenario requirements and setup

Scenario

  1. Click here to download the test file
    Important: The test file is not malicious, it is just a harmless file simulating a virus

  2. If you see file blocked by Windows Defender SmartScreen, click on "View downloads" button
    is unsafe to download and was blocked by Windows Defender SmartScreen
    In Downloads menu right click on the blocked file and click on "Download unsafe file"
    Right click on the item in the download menu and click on Dowload unsafe file

  3. If successful you should see that "Windows Defender Antivirus" found a virus and deleted it
    Contained a virus and was deleted
    You might also see "Threat Found" notification from Windows Defender Security Center
    Windows Defender Security Center

  4. If the file executes, or if you see it blocked by Windows Defender SmartScreen it means that cloud-delivered protection is not working and you should go to configure and validate network connections for Windows Defender Antivirus to learn more
    Example:
    Failed to block (but stopped by Windows Defender SmartScreen)
    is unsafe to download and was blocked by Windows Defender SmartScreen