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PC World Latest NewsJan 13, 2022
Microsoft Defender could protect your Android phone and Mac, too

Microsoft Defender Preview is listed on the Microsoft Store app, with Microsoft listed as the publisher. Though the app can be downloaded and installed, we wouldn't recommend trying out untrusted software without scanning it with Windows Defender proper, or running it on a virtual machine. When we did so, however, it didn't seem to do anything.

The app's description, however, is more telling. "Security, simplified. Microsoft Defender is your personal defense against digital threats," it reads. "Secure your devices across operating systems including Windows, Apple, and Android."

Windows Defender is the name of Microsoft's antimalware protection for Windows, which has evolved from rather mediocre security to one of the better antimalware solutions available. Now, it appears that Microsoft wants to migrate Defender further.

Technically, the Defender Preview has been "available" for some time. But we have some new leaked images of what could be the app in action. Aggiornamenti Lumia, which has also leaked upcoming Windows feature

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