Microsoft’s Windows Defender has been rumoured to recieve its most comprehensive update since it’s creation for some time now. But, finally this wait might soon be over as Microsoft has revealed the early preview of its cross-platform Microsoft Defender for Windows 11, MacOS, Android, and iOS ahead of its schedule.
According to sources the early preview for the updated Windows Defender Just went live in the United States and can be accessed by logging in using personal Microsoft accounts. However, this early preview doesn’t work outside the United States and most of the features are currently unavailable, so it’s pretty safe to say that this wasn’t supposed to go live.
Nevertheless, the new updated has a few tricks up it’s sleeve but you shouldn’t expect the new app to completely replace the existing Windows Defender. Unlike the existing Defender client, this new app will only cover a few basic security threats and it is supposed to act as a dashboard rather than a malware removal tool.
As the new app is more of a dashboard Windows Defender preview it lets you add family members to the dashboard and get a security overview of all connected devices. Meanwhile, you’ll be able to invite family members using QR code invites and users will be prompted to install a mobile or desktop app for the same.
Additionally, the new app would also allows you to monitor your other devices for alerts regarding compromised passwords, malware alerts, theft issues, etc. And we can expect this update to ship publically with the upcoming Sun Valley Update that brings many new redesigned app such as the new Windows Media Player and much more.
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