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Microsoft Defender will now be automatically installed on many Windows devices


Starting in late February 2023, Microsoft Defender app will be included in the Microsoft 365 installer. This means that Microsoft Defender will be installed automatically as part of the installation of Microsoft 365 on Windows 10 and 11 devices, making it easier for users to protect their devices from malware and other security threats.


What is Microsoft Defender?

Microsoft Defender is a built-in antivirus software that provides real-time protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It has been designed to work seamlessly with Windows operating systems and is integrated into Windows Security, the security center for Windows 10 and 11.


Why is automatic installation of Microsoft Defender important?

Automatic installation of Microsoft Defender is important because it helps ensure that all Windows devices have basic protection against malware and other security threats. By installing Microsoft Defender automatically, users do not need to take any extra steps to protect their devices, and they do not need to worry about forgetting to install an antivirus program.


How will Microsoft Defender be installed automatically?

Microsoft Defender will be installed automatically as part of the installation of Microsoft 365 on Windows 10 and 11 devices. This means that users who install or update to Microsoft 365 will have Microsoft Defender installed automatically, without needing to take any extra steps.


What are the benefits of using Microsoft Defender?

Microsoft Defender provides several benefits to users, including:

  • Real-time protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

  • Automatic updates to ensure that the latest security definitions are always in place.

  • Integration with Windows Security, making it easy to manage and monitor security settings.

  • Low impact on system performance, so users can continue to use their devices without interruption.

By automatically installing Microsoft Defender as part of the installation of Microsoft 365, users can have peace of mind knowing that their devices are protected against malware and other security threats. We highly recommend using Microsoft Defender to keep your Windows device safe and secure.

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