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Microsoft will bring its Windows Defender antivirus to Apple Macs

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Microsoft will bring its Windows Defender antivirus to Apple Macs


The public version of testing and demo is now available today! Microsoft will even bring its antivirus solution, Windows Defender to Apple's Mac computers. In fact, from now on it is possible to test this implementation on your Mac computer, being one of the most popular solutions within the area.

First of all, Microsoft has decided to rename its Windows Defender now that it comes to Macs.

The protection software is no longer called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to receive the new Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) naming. Thus, it becomes a software solution that will convey the seal of quality of the company that represents, Microsoft.

Microsoft Defender will get to the Mac

With a new name, but with the same name premise. The protection of the computer, as well as the data contained therein, as it has already done. Although it has received a new name now that also extends to the universe Apple, will maintain its functions. Therefore, it is presented as a simple and efficient solution.

More specifically, Microsoft has created a dedicated version of its ATP for Mac computers. Inside it offers complete protection against viruses as well as the tools we already know. Since the scans or quick checks to the deepest and most time-consuming scans by scanning all Mac files.

Apple Microsoft defend antivirus Mac Apple

Above we can see an example of its operation on an Apple machine, as the publication TheVerge who had access to the previous version of tests. We find functions already perfectly familiar and described above, with the options of scanning, and several other indicators.

Windows Defender the Microsoft Solution for Apple Computers

The announcement was made by Microsoft itself, which already offers a limited preview version that can consult from this connection. This solution aims to operate in business environments, where several machines with different operating systems are used.

That is, in mixed environments with Windows computers (PCs), MacOS (Mac) and beyond. In addition, Microsoft will use automatic updates in Apple software to keep your solution up-to-date. It should also be noted that Defender has worked on the Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra macos.

Finally, we do not know if Microsoft will bring its Defender to the general public, since the solution is currently only for the business sector. Still, if you want to register to try out this software on your Mac, you can do it here.

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