Enable and configure Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Resource Manager VMs

You can enable and configure Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Resource Manager VMs. This article provides code samples using PowerShell cmdlets.

Deploy Microsoft Antimalware on Azure Resource Manager VMs

Note

Before executing this code sample, you must uncomment the variables and provide appropriate values.

# Script to add Microsoft Antimalware extension to Azure Resource Manager VMs
# Specify your subscription ID
$subscriptionId= " SUBSCRIPTION ID HERE "
# specify location, resource group, and VM for the extension
$location = " LOCATION HERE " # eg., “Southeast Asia” or “Central US”
$resourceGroupName = " RESOURCE GROUP NAME HERE "
$vmName = " VM NAME HERE "

# Enable Antimalware with default policies
$settingString = ‘{"AntimalwareEnabled": true}’;
# Enable Antimalware with custom policies
# $settingString = ‘{
# "AntimalwareEnabled": true,
# "RealtimeProtectionEnabled": true,
# "ScheduledScanSettings": {
#                             "isEnabled": true,
#                             "day": 0,
#                             "time": 120,
#                             "scanType": "Quick"
#                             },
# "Exclusions": {
#            "Extensions": ".ext1,.ext2",
#                  "Paths":"",
#                  "Processes":"sampl1e1.exe, sample2.exe"
#             },
# "SignatureUpdates": {
#                               "FileSharesSources": “”,
#                               "FallbackOrder”: “”,
#                               "ScheduleDay": 0,
#                               "UpdateInterval": 0,
#                       },
# "CloudProtection": true         
#
# }’;
# Login to your Azure Resource Manager Account and select the Subscription to use
Login-AzureRmAccount
 
Select-AzureRmSubscription -SubscriptionId $subscriptionId
# retrieve the most recent version number of the extension
$allVersions= (Get-AzureRmVMExtensionImage -Location $location -PublisherName “Microsoft.Azure.Security” -Type “IaaSAntimalware”).Version
$versionString = $allVersions[($allVersions.count)-1].Split(“.”)[0] + “.” + $allVersions[($allVersions.count)-1].Split(“.”)[1]
# set the extension using prepared values
# ****—-Use this script till cmdlets address the -SettingsString format issue we observed ****—-
Set-AzureRmVMExtension -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Location $location -VMName $vmName -Name "IaaSAntimalware" -Publisher “Microsoft.Azure.Security” -ExtensionType “IaaSAntimalware” -TypeHandlerVersion $versionString -SettingString $settingString  

Add Microsoft Antimalware to Azure Service Fabric Clusters

Azure Service Fabric uses Azure virtual machine scale sets to create the Service Fabric Clusters. Presently the virtual machine scale sets template used for creating the Service Fabric Clusters is not enabled with the Antimalware extension. As such, Antimalware needs to be enabled separately on the scale sets. As you enable it on scale sets, all the nodes created under the virtual machine scale sets inherit and get the extension automatically.

The code sample below shows how you can enable IaaS Antimalware extension using the AzureRmVmss PowerShell cmdlets.

Note

Before executing this code sample, you must uncomment the variables and provide appropriate values.

# Script to add Microsoft Antimalware extension to VM Scale Set(VMSS) and Service Fabric Cluster(in turn it used VMSS)
# Login to your Azure Resource Manager Account and select the Subscription to use
Login-AzureRmAccount
# Specify your subscription ID
$subscriptionId="SUBSCRIPTION ID HERE"
Select-AzureRmSubscription -SubscriptionId $subscriptionId
# Specify location, resource group, and VM Scaleset for the extension
$location = "LOCATION HERE" # eg., “West US or Southeast Asia” or “Central US”
$resourceGroupName = "RESOURCE GROUP NAME HERE"
$vmScaleSetName = "YOUR VM SCALE SET NAME"

# Configuration.JSON configuration file can be customized as per MSDN documentation: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn771716.aspx
$settingString = ‘{"AntimalwareEnabled": true}’;
# Enable Antimalware with custom policies
# $settingString = ‘{
# "AntimalwareEnabled": true,
# "RealtimeProtectionEnabled": true,
# "ScheduledScanSettings": {
#                             "isEnabled": true,
#                             "day": 0,
#                             "time": 120,
#                             "scanType": "Quick"
#                             },
# "Exclusions": {
#            "Extensions": ".ext1,.ext2",
#                  "Paths":"",
#                  "Processes":"sampl1e1.exe, sample2.exe"
#             } ,
# "SignatureUpdates": {
#                               "FileSharesSources": “”,
#                               "FallbackOrder”: “”,
#                               "ScheduleDay": 0,
#                               "UpdateInterval": 0,
#                       },
# "CloudProtection": true
# }’;

# retrieve the most recent version number of the extension
$allVersions= (Get-AzureRmVMExtensionImage -Location $location -PublisherName “Microsoft.Azure.Security” -Type “IaaSAntimalware”).Version
$versionString = $allVersions[($allVersions.count)-1].Split(“.”)[0] + “.” + $allVersions[($allVersions.count)-1].Split(“.”)[1]
$VMSS = Get-AzureRmVmss -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -VMScaleSetName $vmScaleSetName
Add-AzureRmVmssExtension -VirtualMachineScaleSet $VMSS -Name “IaaSAntimalware” -Publisher “Microsoft.Azure.Security” -Type “IaaSAntimalware” -TypeHandlerVersion $versionString
Update-AzureRmVmss -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Name $vmScaleSetName -VirtualMachineScaleSet $VMSS 

Add Microsoft Antimalware to Azure Cloud Service using Extended Support

The code sample below shows how you can add or configure Microsoft Antimalware to Azure Cloud Service using extended support(CS-ES) via PowerShell cmdlets.

Note

Before executing this code sample, you must uncomment the variables and provide appropriate values.

# Create Antimalware extension object, where file is the AntimalwareSettings
$xmlconfig = [IO.File]::ReadAllText("C:\path\to\file.xml")
$extension =  New-AzCloudServiceExtensionObject  -Name "AntimalwareExtension" -Type "PaaSAntimalware" -Publisher "Microsoft.Azure.Security" -Setting $xmlconfig -TypeHandlerVersion "1.5" -AutoUpgradeMinorVersion $true

# Get existing Cloud Service
$cloudService = Get-AzCloudService -ResourceGroup "ContosOrg" -CloudServiceName "ContosoCS"

# Add Antimalaware extension to existing Cloud Service extension object
$cloudService.ExtensionProfile.Extension = $cloudService.ExtensionProfile.Extension + $extension

# Update Cloud Service
$cloudService | Update-AzCloudService

Here is an example of the private configuration XML file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AntimalwareConfig
    xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <AntimalwareEnabled>true</AntimalwareEnabled>
    <RealtimeProtectionEnabled>true</RealtimeProtectionEnabled>
    <ScheduledScanSettings isEnabled="true" day="1" time="120" scanType="Full" />
    <Exclusions>
        <Extensions>
            <Extension>.ext1</Extension>
            <Extension>.ext2</Extension>
        </Extensions>
        <Paths>
            <Path>c:\excluded-path-1</Path>
            <Path>c:\excluded-path-2</Path>
        </Paths>
        <Processes>
            <Process>excludedproc1.exe</Process>
            <Process>excludedproc2.exe</Process>
        </Processes>
    </Exclusions>
</AntimalwareConfig>

Add Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Arc-enabled servers

The code sample below shows how you can add Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Arc-enabled servers via PowerShell cmdlets.

Note

Before executing this code sample, you must uncomment the variables and provide appropriate values.

#Before using Azure PowerShell to manage VM extensions on your hybrid server managed by Azure Arc-enabled servers, you need to install the Az.ConnectedMachine module. Run the following command on your Azure Arc-enabled server:
install-module -Name Az.ConnectedMachine
Import-Module -name Az.ConnectedMachine

# specify location, resource group, and VM for the extension
$subscriptionid =" SUBSCRIPTION ID HERE "
$location = " LOCATION HERE " # eg., “Southeast Asia” or “Central US”
$resourceGroupName = " RESOURCE GROUP NAME HERE "
$machineName = "MACHINE NAME HERE "

# Enable Antimalware with default policies
$settingString = ‘{"AntimalwareEnabled": true}’;
# Enable Antimalware with custom policies
# $settingString = ‘{
# "AntimalwareEnabled": true,
# "RealtimeProtectionEnabled": true,
# "ScheduledScanSettings": {
#                             "isEnabled": true,
#                             "day": 0,
#                             "time": 120,
#                             "scanType": "Quick"
#                             },
# "Exclusions": {
#            "Extensions": ".ext1,.ext2",
#                  "Paths":"",
#                  "Processes":"sampl1e1.exe, sample2.exe"
#             },
# "SignatureUpdates": {
#                               "FileSharesSources": “”,
#                               "FallbackOrder”: “”,
#                               "ScheduleDay": 0,
#                               "UpdateInterval": 0,
#                       },
# "CloudProtection": true         
#
# }’;

# Will be prompted to login 
Connect-AzAccount 
# Enable Antimalware with the policies
New-AzConnectedMachineExtension -Name "IaaSAntimalware" -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -MachineName $machineName -Location $location -SubscriptionId $subscriptionid -Publisher “Microsoft.Azure.Security” -Settings $settingString -ExtensionType “IaaSAntimalware”

Next steps

Learn more about Microsoft Antimalware for Azure.