Microsoft Defender App Launches in Preview on Windows and Android

Microsoft Defender App Launches in Preview on Windows and Android

Microsoft has launched a new Microsoft Defender Preview app for Windows and Android devices. This is currently available to download in the United States, but the company plans to expand its availability to all users worldwide later this year.

The new Microsoft Defender Preview app is a centralized security solution that allows users to control the security status of all the devices connected to the same Microsoft account. As of today, the desktop app can show security tips and real-time security alerts that should help users to protect their Windows 10 and 11 PCs against cyberattacks. There is also an option to manage various security settings such as ransomware protection, virus & threat protection, and security history.

“Microsoft Defender helps protect your data and devices from malicious threats. Easily manage your online security in one centralized view, with industry-leading cybersecurity for you, your family, and your devices. Stay safer with real-time notifications, security tips, and recommend steps that help keep you ahead of hackers and scammers for your peace of mind,” the company explained on the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Defender Preview helps to protect Android users from malware

On Android, the Microsoft Defender Preview app helps to protect users from malicious links access on the web. It can also perform periodic scans for new or existing malicious apps installed on the mobile device. Additionally, the app can notify users about harmful files downloaded from the internet.

Microsoft Defender Preview app is free to use for consumers in the US, and it only requires users to sign in with their personal Microsoft accounts. However, the Microsoft Store listing indicates that the app will need a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription once it becomes generally available for everyone.

To get started with the Microsoft Defender Preview, you can head to the Microsoft Store and Google Play Store to download the app on Windows and Android devices.