Microsoft Welcomes ShieldApps into the Microsoft Malware Protection Program!

ShieldApps has proudly joined the MMPC and its sub-programs:

the Virus Information Alliance,

the Microsoft Virus Initiative

and the Malware Eradication Program.


The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) is committed to helping Microsoft customers keep their computers secure. By continuously gathering and analyzing data, and by working with organizations inside and outside Microsoft, the MMPC stays agile to combat evolving threats.

The MMPC’s mission is to help protect customers and computers, quickly respond to malware outbreaks, advise customers, and engage in valuable partnerships.


Microsoft Virus Information Alliance

viaThe Virus Information Alliance (VIA) is an antimalware collaboration program for security software providers, security service providers, antimalware testing organizations, and other organizations involved in fighting cybercrime.

Members of the VIA program collaborate by exchanging technical information on malicious software with Microsoft, with the goal of improving protection for Microsoft customers.


Coordinated Malware Eradication Program

Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) aims to bring organizations in cybersecurity and in other industries together to change the game against malware.

While the cybersecurity industry today is effective at disrupting malware families through individual efforts, those disruptions rarely eradicate malware families, since malware authors quickly adopt their tactics to survive.

CME calls for organizations to pool their tools, information and actions to drive coordinated campaigns against malware. The ultimate goal is to drive efficient and long lasting results for better protection of our collective communities, customers, and businesses.


Microsoft Virus Initiative

The Microsoft Virus Initiative (MVI) helps organizations to get their products working and integrated with Windows.

Like the Virus Information Alliance (VIA) and the Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) program, MVI aims to share information about the threat landscape that can help your organization protect its customers.

MVI members will receive access to Windows APIs (such as those used by Action Center and Internet Explorer IOAV), malware telemetry and samples, and invitations to events such as Microsoft Security Response Alliance (MSRA) conferences.

MVI adds to VIA by requiring members to develop and own antimalware technology, and to be present in the antimalware industry community.