Windows Defender changes its name and arrives at macOS!
Microsoft announced that its antivirus software would reach new platforms.
The first of all is MacOS. Obviously, given its expansion, it has undergone a name change.
Windows Defender is now called Microsoft Defender.
The last few days have been packed with news from Microsoft.
These include extensions created for Chrome and Firefox from your antivirus software.
The arrival to the Mac is the natural evolution of the protection service of the American company.
Windows defender on macOS
For now only available at the enterprise level, the first preview of Microsoft Defender can already be tested on the Cupertino company’s computers.
The software will be available on MacOS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra.
And it’s basically the same system as your version in Windows.
Microsoft Defender will have automatic updates
It provides the same preventative protection and will certainly be an addition to take into account for those who feel insecure in Apple’s operating system.
Like Office for Mac, Defender comes with automatic updates from Microsoft.
Thus, it ensures that it receives the latest functions on time and hours.
Windows defender to run on macOS
In fact, macOS is no longer as immune to malware as it once was.
With that in mind, Microsoft eventually expands its software to this platform.
Besides, it also aims to make life easier for those who use both operating systems.
However, it is not yet known when it will reach the average consumer.
This announcement brings the new Threat and Vulnerability Manager (TVM).
The TVM will alert the administrators to a particular vulnerability, which will be quickly corrected.
That is, we have what Microsoft calls a “smart prioritization” of threats.