Windows Defender facts for kids
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|
|Same as the integrated version with Windows|
|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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