Windows Defender

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Windows Defender
Windows Defender logo.svg
A component of Microsoft Windows
Other namesWindows Defender Antivirus
TypeAntivirus software on Windows 8 and later (formerly spyware removal software in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7)
Included withWindows Vista and later
Windows Server 2008 and later
Also available forWindows XP and Windows Server 2003[1]
ReplacesMicrosoft Security Essentials
Support status
Same as the integrated version with Windows
Related components
Windows Defender Security Center

Windows Defender (which used to be called Microsoft AntiSpyware), is an application made by Microsoft. It was released on October 24, 2006. Windows Defender prevents, quarantine, and removes spywares in Windows Vista and Windows 7, computer viruses in Windows 8 and above.[2] It also can be downloaded for free in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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  1. "Windows Defender". Download Center. Microsoft. 23 May 2007. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012.
  2. "Microsoft security and your business: Microsoft Defender". Retrieved 2022-07-24.

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