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        woody
        Da Boss

        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
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      • #1876958 Reply
        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Where does “Windows Defender” appear in the current version 1903 (apart from SmartScreen and AppGuard, which are apparently unchanged so far in 20H1)?

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

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        Re-branding. Busy work for what employees are still left, most of those being in Marketing in Bangalore. Argle-Bsrgle. Cupidity. “A rose by any other name…”…yes, like 40-mile marched old feet.

        Complete flummery.

        Win7 Pro SP1 64-bit, Dell Latitude E6330, Intel CORE i5 "Ivy Bridge", Group "Wait for the all-clear", Multiple Air-Gapped backup drives in different locations, "Don't check for updates-Full Manual Mode. ESU 1 yr."
        --
        "Just because you're an engineer doesn't mean you're good at everything." -Anonymous

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      • #1876962 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Microsoft will probably sell Microsoft Defender to Android devices (iOS won’t let a snooping app run).

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      • #1877733 Reply
        gkarasik
        AskWoody Plus

        This will make it a much better product.

        GaryK

      • #1877739 Reply
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        There is a Windows Defender associated with Windows 7 operating system. Will that Windows Defender be renamed?

        There is also an offline Windows Defender. Will that Windows Defender also be renamed?

        G{ot backup} TestBeta
        offline▸ Win7Pro SP1 x64 InUse
        online▸ Win10Pro 1909.18363.752 x64 i5-9400 RAM8GB HDD Firefox75.0 Windows{Image/Defender/Firewall}
      • #1878406 Reply
        Noel Carboni
        AskWoody_MVP

        How many realize that Defender started its life as anti-spyware? Now look what it does.

        -Noel

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