Windows 10 will allow apps to actively scan their content for malware
Windows 10 will have a new mechanism that will allow software developers to integrate their applications with whatever antimalware programs exist on users’ computers.
The goal of the new Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) is to let applications send content to the locally installed antivirus product to be checked for malware.
According to Microsoft, this can have important benefits when dealing with script content in particular, because malicious scripts are commonly obfuscated to bypass antivirus detection. Scripts also typically get executed in the memory of the applications that are designed to interpret them, so they don’t create files on disk for antivirus programs to scan.