Software developer resources

Concerned about the detection of your software? If you believe that your application or program has been incorrectly detected by Microsoft security software, submit the relevant files for analysis.

Check out the following resources for information on how to submit and view submissions:

Additional resources

Detection criteria

To objectively identify malware and unidentified software, Microsoft applies a set of criteria for evaluating malicious or potentially harmful code.

Developer questions

Find more guidance about the file submission and detection dispute process in our FAQ for software developers.

Scan your software

Use Windows Defender Antivirus to check your software against the latest definitions and cloud protection from Microsoft.