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    This topic contains 11 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 7 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #1876952 Reply

      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)

    • #1876960 Reply

      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."
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      "...All the people, all the time..." (Peter Ustinov ad-lib from "Logan's Run")

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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 • 1909.18363.657 • x64 • i5-9400 • RAM8GB • HDD • CanonMG3620 • Firefox74.0b7 • Windows{Defender/SystemImage/RescueDisk/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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