Microsoft is pushing a new version of Microsoft Defender to users, but in practice it doesn’t seem to be very effective
Microsoft is developing a new version of Microsoft Defender, which was leaked ahead of schedule in 2022, and Microsoft has gradually started pushing the new version to users since last week.
The new version is called Microsoft Defender and is parallel to the Windows Security Center built into the system, focusing on cloud synchronization.
Currently, only Microsoft 365 subscribers can install the new version of Microsoft Defender, but it has been found to be almost useless in practice.
The main functions of Microsoft Defender are that it relies on the Microsoft account system for synchronization and can collect information on other devices’ antivirus software, such as whether malware has been detected.
If there are security events of this type, they will be synchronized to Microsoft Defender, but you still need to go to the Windows Security Center to handle them.
Yes, this new application only has these functions, without any additional new features or antivirus enhancements, so the website Lanzou immediately uninstalled it after testing and taking screenshots.
Microsoft probably knows that users may not be interested in this new application, so they didn’t even blog about it on their official website. The only information available is a support document, which states that Microsoft Defender will be automatically installed when Microsoft 365 is updated.
If you are already a Microsoft 365 subscriber and want to try installing it, you can click here to go to the store for download: https://ourl.co/msmd