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Windows Defender
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A component of Microsoft Windows
Other names Windows Defender Antivirus
Type Antivirus software on Windows 8 and later (formerly spyware removal software in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7)
Included with Windows Vista and later
Windows Server 2008 and later
Also available for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
Replaces Microsoft Security Essentials
Support status
Same as the integrated version with Windows
Related components
Windows Defender Security Center

Windows Defender (which used to be called Microsoft AntiSpyware), is an application made by Microsoft. It was released on October 24, 2006. Windows Defender prevents, quarantine, and removes spywares in Windows Vista and Windows 7, computer viruses in Windows 8 and above. It also can be downloaded for free in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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