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This article describes an anti-malware platform update package for stand-alone Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 clients. This package updates Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 client services, drivers, and user interface components.

Microsoft regularly releases anti-malware platform updates to guarantee consistency in protection, performance, robustness, and usability in a malware landscape that is constantly changing. This update package is dated April 2013.

More Information

This anti-malware platform update contains the following improvements:

  • Adds new malware remediation functionality to the anti-malware platform

  • Adds anti-tampering improvements to the anti-malware platform

  • Improves overall performance of the anti-malware platform

Update information

How to obtain this update

Microsoft Update

This update is available from Microsoft Update.

To obtain and install the update from Microsoft Update, follow these steps on a system that has Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Client installed:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  2. In Control Panel, double-click Windows Update.

  3. In the Windows Update window, click Check Online for updates from Microsoft Update.

  4. Click Important updates are available.

  5. Select the update package, and then click OK.

  6. Click Install updates to install the update package.


To install this update, you must have Update Rollup 1 for Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Additional information

This update brings the antimalware client version to 4.2.0223.1. You can find the version information by clicking About on the Help menu of the Endpoint Protection client user interface. 


For information about software update terminology, see Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates.

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