They reported two days ago that Windows Defender had added the ability to download files from the command line,media mspoweruser reported. For example, MpCmdRun.exe -DownloadFile -url -path (path_to_save_file). However, security researchers have expressed concern that the new feature adds to Windows 10’s attack capabilities and could be used to download malicious binary files.
In response, Microsoft now issued a statement saying: “Despite these reports, Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Microsoft Defender ATP will continue to protect customers from malware.” These programs can detect malicious files downloaded to the system through antivirus file download. “
Microsoft also said the feature could not be used for privileged upgrades.
While Microsoft denies the security risks of this feature, it is well known that the more serious the attack, the less secure the system is. Some users complain that they can’t lock their computers by disabling the new feature.