Malcore Office Shield is a revolutionary Microsoft Outlook plugin that completely transforms the way users interact with their Outlook email platform. By seamlessly integrating Malcore into Outlook, and with an unwavering commitment to user privacy rest assured that: emails are never read or accessed, and attached files from the emails are never stored locally or externally.
This plugin empowers users with unparalleled capabilities to analyze a wide range of document files. This article serves as a comprehensive guide, taking you step-by-step through the seamless installation process of Malcore Office Shield, and how to use the application to its fullest potential.
- Installation from the Outlook Add-in store
- Installation directly from the manifest
- Misc information
- Threat score and what to do
1. To install the Malcore Office shield, simply go to your Outlook settings page and click "Manage Add-Ins." (to continue manifest installation click here):
2. From here, you will be redirected to the Add-Ins manager either via your browser or within Outlook. Search for "Malcore Office Shield" in the search bar, select the relevant result, and click "Add."
4. Congratulations! The installation of Malcore Office Shield is complete. To utilize the plugin, simply login to your Malcore account (or signup here: https://link.malcore.io/outlook/registerhttps://link.malcore.io/outlook/registerhttps://link.malcore.io/outlook/register), locate an email containing a document file attachment and click the button. The Malcore Office Shield will then analyze all attachments within the email and provide you with detailed information on the results:
You can also install the Malcore Office Shield directly from the manifest file. To do this, download the manifest file from the following link: https://link.malcore.io/mos/download
1-1. Once the manifest file has been downloaded, follow step 1 in the previous installation instructions above. However, instead of searching for the plugin, click on "My add-ins" and then select "Add custom add-in.":
2-1. After clicking on "Add custom add-in," you will be presented with the option to add from URL or add from file. Choose "add from file" and select the manifest file you downloaded from the link above. Upon uploading the manifest file, you will receive a warning message. This message lets you know that while installing directly from the manifest the add-in is not verified by Microsoft. Click on "Install" to proceed:
3-1. Once the installation is complete, you will see something similar to the following:
4-1. You can now proceed to steps 3 and step 4 of the previous installation instructions without any concerns. When using the plugin for the first time after installing from the manifest, you may encounter a warning. To prevent this warning from appearing again in the future, simply click on "Cancel." The warning will be similar to the following:
1. Starting from version 1, Malcore Office Shield has the capability to analyze the following types of attachments:
- Terms of Service
3. Malcore Office Shield requires an open view of the email to function properly. If you have disabled email views in Outlook, you must open the email for the button to be useable. Otherwise the button will appear greyed out and you will not be able to use the add-in.
4. During installation on version 1.2023 of Outlook you will notice that there is no add-in tab in the ribbon. This is due to the actions being moved to the email pane itself. Click the three dots in the corner of your email that look like similar to: ". . ." from here you will see the Malcore Office Shield near the bottom of the options. Click this button to activate Malcore Office Shield. See image for example:
5. Malcore Office Shield requires an account on Malcore in order to use. You can signup for an account here: https://link.malcore.io/outlook/register
Threat scores play a vital role in assessing the potential maliciousness of files, offering a numerical representation based on file analysis. In the context of Malcore Office Shield, these scores are color-coded to enhance interpretation of the score. The color-coded system is as follows:
Green: Files marked in green indicate a very low likelihood of being harmful, with a score ranging from 0 to 10%. Users can most likely consider these files safe for use.
Yellow: Files with yellow markings possess suspicious indicators, and should be handled with caution. These files fall in the score range of 20 to 40%, and should be handled with care.
Orange: An orange label indicates files with multiple suspicious indicators, that presents a higher risk. Users are advised to remove such files from their systems, as they have scores between 40 and 60%.
Red: Files flagged with the red label require immediate action. With a threat score of 60 to 100%, these files may pose a significant risk to users and should be removed from the system to prevent potential harm.
By providing these easily identifiable color-coded indicators, Malcore Office Shield empowers users to make informed decisions based on facts. This system enables users to visually see the safety of their files, providing a more secure and productive computing environment.