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  • Windows Defender becomes “Microsoft Defender”

    Posted on July 19th, 2019 at 12:04 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Effective with Win10 version 20H1 (gawd, I hope they don’t call it version 2003), Windows Defender will get the new name “Microsoft Defender.”

    I first read about that in a Tero Alhonen tweet, but Martin Brinkmann has a thorough explanation in this ghacks.net post.

    One question has not been answered yet: why is Microsoft making the change? A likely explanation, and our colleagues over at Deskmodder seem to agree, is that Microsoft wants to use the Microsoft name for services and tools that are available on multiple platforms, and the Windows name if a service or tool is only available on Windows.

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