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Microsoft Defender

What is Microsoft Defender?

Microsoft Defender, formerly known as Windows Defender, is a comprehensive antivirus and anti-malware software designed to provide real-time protection against various threats such as viruses, malware, spyware, and other malicious software. As a built-in security solution for Windows, Microsoft Defender is designed to offer a baseline level of protection. Users also have the flexibility to complement it with additional security measures, depending on their specific needs and preferences.

What are the key benefits of Microsoft Defender?

Real-time Protection

Microsoft Defender continuously monitors the system, files, and applications in real-time to detect and block potential threats.

Virus and Malware Scanning

It performs regular scans of the system to identify and remove viruses, malware, and other malicious software.

Firewall and Network Protection

Microsoft Defender includes a built-in firewall to monitor network traffic and help prevent unauthorised access to the system.

Browser Security

It integrates with web browsers to provide protection against phishing attempts, malicious websites, and other online threats.

Automatic Updates

Microsoft Defender receives regular updates to its virus definitions and threat database, ensuring that it is equipped to handle the latest known threats.

Security Dashboard

Users can access a security dashboard to view the status of their device’s security and take necessary actions.

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