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Intel today in a blog post announced that it is bringing a new feature Accelerated Memory Scanning which enables virus scanners to check for malware in Windows computers. This scan is possible with the scanners having to rely on graphics chips.

The new feature will not be using any CPU power which will help the processor load from dropping down to 2 percent from 20 percent. Antivirus apps on the other hand use CPU power which effects the performance of the device, hence with this new feature, Intel plans to reduce the CPU usage along with increasing the battery life for laptops.

We already know the partnership of Intel and Microsoft and it will be the Redmond Giant which will be the first company to adopt this new technology which will be made available in the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection by default for enterprise users.

Apart from introducing the new Accelerated memory Scanning feature the company has also announced a new system “Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry” which will help in blocking advanced threats.

The feature will be using the machine learning algorithms which will in improving the performance of the CPU with the feature as well. Cisco will be the first company which will be adopting the new Intel Advanced Platform Telemetry.

Intel is working on increasing the security of its products due to the recent Meltdown and Spectre fiasco. The next generation chips to be launched by Intel will be coming with additional security which will help to secure the chips from future block attacks.

The company has already promised that its next generation processors to be launched in 2018 will be free of the Meltdown and Spectre bugs and will be more secure with the help of the new technologies the company has launched.

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Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.