Microsoft Defender app adds local online security to all platforms
Updated: June 18, 2022 2:13 p.m. STI
Washington [US]June 18 (ANI): Microsoft’s Microsoft Defender app is now available for all four major platforms.
According to GSM Arena, the app is available as part of the Microsoft 365 service and is intended to provide protection against online and local threats.
The new Microsoft Defender app, which should not be confused with Windows Defender (now Windows Security), is intended to provide a one-stop solution for your security needs.
Microsoft Defender will work with built-in or third-party antivirus on Windows and macOS, while also protecting against Internet phishing attacks.
The app will also provide security alerts and show the security status of your other devices that have the app installed.
Microsoft Defender for Android includes its own antivirus as well as malware scanning for currently installed and newly downloaded apps. Like desktop apps, it offers web protection.
The iOS app is the least useful as it only includes web protection, but it lets you see the security status of other devices that have the app installed, as reported by GSM Arena.
The app is available for free on all platforms, but a Microsoft 365 subscription is required. (ANI)