Security app detection rules update
- Clients – Windows 8
- Servers – Windows Server 2012
The Windows Store apps being added in Windows 8 are all being installed to a common location under “Program Files” (%programfiles%) called \program files\WindowsApps.
This can cause collisions with existing configurations, and some antivirus/anti-malware detectors see this location as a potential location that is a cause for concern.
The current recommendations are:
- Move away from \program files\WindowsApps for storing any custom apps
- Antivirus/antimalware vendors should update their heuristics so they do not identify that location as a malware location