Microsoft has rolled out automatic installations of the new version of malware removal tool and security dashboard Microsoft Defender on the Windows devices with active personal data Microsoft 365 (M365) subscriptions.
Documentation (opens in a new tab) for the new Microsoft Defender (via Latest version of Windows (opens in a new tab)) confirms that M365 subscribers are being used as guinea pigs, indicating that other users can expect to be affected by the change in March 2023, although they will need an M365 subscription to use the service.
But if, for some reason, you really can’t wait to install the latest update to a largely ineffective security app, you can grab it right now from the Microsoft Store via the official site (opens in a new tab).
The new Microsoft Defender
Although the latest Microsoft Defender is not yet available for business users, due to the bizarre requirement to sign into the app with a Microsoft account and work accounts are not yet supported, there is no shortage of them. probably not much.
Microsoft Defender itself does very little, acting more as a security insight into a system. On a computerit’s actually Windows Security that performs most day-to-day security protections such as file detection and running periodic system scans.
Even then, TechRadar Pro strongly recommends investing in a more robust alternative. enterprise anti-virus software solutions. Microsoft Defender at least makes sense to disable itself if it detects a third-party device installed on the system.
For anyone who insists on sticking with Microsoft’s default offering, note that even avoiding Windows 11, at the time of writing the current version of the OS, won’t be enough, as one commenter on Windows Latest wrote that the new Microsoft Defender installed itself on their Windows 10 device.
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