A component of Microsoft Windows
|Windows Defender Antivirus, as appears in the Windows 10 Creators Update|
|Type||Antivirus software on Windows 8 and later; formerly spyware removal software|
|Included with||Windows Vista and later, Windows Server 2016|
|Also available for||Windows XP and Windows Server 2003|
|Same as the version of Windows with which it is integrated|
Windows Defender, which used to be called Microsoft AntiSpyware, is a application made by Microsoft. It was released on October 24, 2006. Windows Defender prevents, removes and quarantine's spyware in Microsoft Windows. It is included in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and can be downloaded for free if you own Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.