A few weeks ago, Microsoft had rolled out new protection capabilities for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal users, and brought the Files Restore feature from OneDrive for Business to personal OneDrive users. The new capabilities allow users to recover files infected due to malicious attacks like ransomware, viruses, phishing scams, etc.
To take OneDrive security to a new level, the tech giant is now integrating Windows Defender Antivirus into OneDrive Files Restore.
The Files Restore is used to recover files in the event of malicious attacks, an accidental mass delete, or files’ corruption. It allows users to restore entire OneDrive and recover files, going back as far as 30 days.
With the integration of Files Restore and Windows Defender, Microsoft aims to protect users from ransomware and cybercriminal demands.
When a computer is attacked by ransomware, the Windows Defender will identify it and notify the user. The Defender will further guide the user to remove the ransomware from the device.
The users will also get an option to use Files Restore feature so that the files stored in OneDrive can be recovered to the state they were in before the attack. Windows Defender will pre-select the data and time of attack, making the remediation process easier for users.
It has already started to roll out for Windows Insiders, and is expected to be available to all Windows 10 April 2018 Update users in coming weeks.