Microsoft today released a new preview for PCs with Windows Security improvements. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year.
Microsoft today released a new preview for PCs with Windows Security improvements. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year.
Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on a regular basis. Microsoft has released five major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, and April 2018 Update.
In a build released earlier this month, Microsoft renamed Windows Defender Security Center as Windows Security. I mentioned at the time that it’s certainly not rare for Microsoft to rename a feature, but it is rare for the company to make it simpler.
In any case, the Windows Security Center (WSC) service now requires antivirus products to run as a protected process. Products that do not will not appear in the Windows Security user interface. Furthermore, Windows Defender Antivirus will remain enabled side-by-side with these products.
You can disable this new behavior in Windows Insider builds for testing purposes. Create the following registry key and reboot the device (this key will stop being available in a future build):
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\Feature
DisableAvCheck (DWORD) = 1
This desktop build also includes the following general bug fixes and improvements:
Today’s update bumps the Windows 10 build number for the RS5 branch from 17666 (made available to testers on May 3) to build 17672.
This build has 13 known issues:
As always, don’t install this on your production machine.

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