Earlier this month, Microsoft met backlash for adding a new “-DownloadFile” command line option to Windows Defender, enabling anyone with some level of access to the system to download files using a trusted application to potentially evade detection. Almost as quickly as it appeared without warning, as of version 4.18.2009.2-0 this feature has been quietly removed. Attempting to use the “-DownloadFile” option will once again return the message “CmdTool: Invalid command line argument.”
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