Microsoft Defender brings online and local protection to all platforms

18 June 2022
Available on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.

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  • Anonymous
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  • 20 Jun 2022

SShock, 20 Jun 2022I'll smash X for doubt with that one. Windows Defender... moreFor me it is the opposite. Avast makes my laptop slower especially if you count the startup delay after boot. Windows defender is pretty light.

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    • Suki
    • Ij8
    • 20 Jun 2022

    So it's "Free" all you need is PAID 365 Subscription . Hey In my neighborhood I get to put Gas in my car for free . All i need is to pay for Gas . Stupid

      Anonymous, 20 Jun 2022Windows 11 is the most stable Windows yet, then 10, then an... moreWell.. it's more outdated, slower, and less stable than my Fedora 36.
      But i agree windows pc is the best gaming machine.

        Zuzuz, 19 Jun 2022Just spyware from Microsoft.Not spyware, but storage and ram eating for no defense at all.

          Anonymous, 20 Jun 2022Even my 12 years old laptop doesn't get slow. I'm... moreI'll smash X for doubt with that one. Windows Defender created noticeable drag on several systems, from before mentioned desktop powerhouse to few years old Ryzen 2500U, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD to lowest end ASUS Transformer with Atom CPU and also current ultrabook with Pentium N6000, 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD. It always made them drag their feet around visibly. The moment I installed Avast on any of them it was like they are 100% more snappy and responsive. Especially when running large binaries or compiling them.

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            • Anonymous
            • m62
            • 20 Jun 2022

            Anonymous, 20 Jun 2022Windows Defender is known for having a low impact on system... moreOkay, it's "slower" in certain tasks. However it's free, there are no nag screens, it won't delete false positives as other antiviruses did for me, nor is it inconvenient to use. Also, Avast has been known for stealing data and when using the free version it constantly annoys you with popups.. That minimal impact it might have on more safety is not worth it whatsoever

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              • Anonymous
              • 6wN
              • 20 Jun 2022

              SShock, 20 Jun 2022Doesn't slowdown and it's lightweight? It's ... moreEven my 12 years old laptop doesn't get slow. I'm using windows 11 and windows defender always turned on.

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                • Anonymous
                • m62
                • 20 Jun 2022

                SShock, 20 Jun 2022Doesn't slowdown and it's lightweight? It's ... moreWindows Defender is known for having a low impact on system ressources. Yes real-time protection can take a few seconds to check whatever you're running, but that isn't the point. Also mentioning Avast afterwards just make me laugh out loud at work, that Antivirus is terrible when not paid for and there are tons of alternatives, including Defender, which do not beg you to pay for it whenever it gets a chance to ask for it.

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                  • Anonymous
                  • m62
                  • 20 Jun 2022

                  Daimon, 20 Jun 2022I don't do games, so i don't need windows. 7 is... moreWindows 11 is the most stable Windows yet, then 10, then anything else. The last two versions have been running without any issues whatsoever for years now.

                    Anonymous, 19 Jun 2022Why so much hate? Windows defender is greatly improved and ... moreDoesn't slowdown and it's lightweight? It's ANYTHING but that. It significantly slows down all systems I've tried them on, including my desktop with Ryzen 5800X,32GB RAM and 2TB SSD. It gets really bad when you try to run something like NVIDIA driver installer. It just chokes entire system for a second. Compiling of apps always takes so much longer and it visibly chokes the system again. I never ever had anything like this with Avast. Not even straight after install and it gets even lighter after it has checked files and flagged them as clean in the scan cache. Which Windows Defender just seems to keep resetting non stop and rescanning same stuff or something. I thought it would get better over time, but it's still identically bad as it was years ago. And its antiransomware component (Controlled folder access or whatever it's called) has been broken since its very introduction. It's suppose to use whitelist to avoid being annoying yet it keeps on being annoying and complaining about legit apps modifying files in protected folders. Same folders that you can't even adjust, they are hardcoded in. Avast has similar system, but not only actually works using own extensive whitelist, it's fully automatic and only asks if unknown apps tries to access protected folders. Where it asks you to allow or block it. Windows Defender just blocks it and becomes major pain in the rear to a point I always just turned that nonsense off. They haven't fixed it for years and looks like they never will.

                    Windows Defender is fine for just existing, but there are so many way better, more capable options that are faster and also free.

                      I don't do games, so i don't need windows.
                      7 is the best windows. 10 is good. 11 is too unstable and crashed a lot.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • K1I
                        • 20 Jun 2022

                        windows defender ? the one that even original game files also they block said got virus ?

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                          • Anonymous
                          • Kxf
                          • 20 Jun 2022

                          Anonymous, 19 Jun 2022Why so much hate? Windows defender is greatly improved and ... morewell duh because they using cracked Windows 💀

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                            • Anonymous
                            • 6wN
                            • 19 Jun 2022

                            Why so much hate? Windows defender is greatly improved and doesn't slow down your laptop/computer. It is easy. It is lightweight. It is free. What else do you want? And it blocks most viruses. For serious viruses or malware you should use Malwarebytes and not Avast or Bitdefender or others.

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                              • swC
                              • 19 Jun 2022

                              people still keep saying apple is more secure whilst ignoring the fact that microsoft make a system that works on 1,000's of different kinds of hardware sets yet apple only has to work work on 1 (they degrade it for there not so usefull phone/tablet version). they do suffer from viruses and other malware at times and for a 1 system brand that is still a failure.

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                                • Anonymous
                                • PWD
                                • 19 Jun 2022

                                Anonymous, 18 Jun 2022I have never used any antivirus on my Mac. Never had any pr... moreMacOS is highly secure provided it's used normally unlike Windows with a boatload of problems. Used either platforms for a long time already so I can tell the difference

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • K1L
                                  • 19 Jun 2022

                                  blue, 18 Jun 2022In what exactly is Avast better? In slowing PC down certain... moreI think Avast has improved greatly in years for antivirus detection (now getting top scores) and resources used. Can check frequent test result from the two antivirus comparison companies: AV Test and AV Comparatives.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • Kxb
                                    • 19 Jun 2022

                                    Zuzuz, 19 Jun 2022Just spyware from Microsoft.dont use windows then...its like people using android and then complaining google collecting data...bruhh

                                      [deleted post]Man even windows preinstalled programs such as explorer or google chrome slows down your PC.
                                      And yes i could afford it compared to you i dont live in Somalia, Etiopia, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Russia or North Korea like you.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • Kxb
                                        • 19 Jun 2022

                                        Anonymous, 18 Jun 2022when a windows update secretly turning on telemetry when te... morenah that telemetry just to make sure you didn't cheat them by using cracked apps