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MicrosoftAutomatic installation of the application version of Microsoft Defender has started.Overseas media reported Neowin.

Microsoft Defender app

Windows has built-in virus protection in the form of Windows Security. But Microsoft is also offering a standalone app called Microsoft Defender for Microsoft 365 users. In the near future, this app may be automatically installed on your computer as well.

Microsoft has sent an email to Microsoft 365 users with the following content:

Email from Microsoft

The Microsoft Defender app will be installed automatically when you update Microsoft 365. Find the app in the Start menu and sign in to activate protection.

Something similar has been published by Microsoftsupport documentalso mentioned.

Beginning in late February 2023, Microsoft 365 installers will include Microsoft Defender. When you install the Microsoft 365 app, the Microsoft Defender app will now be installed automatically as well.

If you have an active Microsoft 365 subscription and have already installed the Microsoft 365 app, the next update will automatically install the Microsoft Defender app.

Launch it from the Start menu and sign in with the Microsoft account you use for Microsoft 365.

I’m surprised to see this post was actually done and installed automaticallyuserThere is, too

User interaction with the Microsoft Defender application installation

Hmm? I don’t remember the installation

The application version of Microsoft Defender isMicrosoft StoreYou can also download directly from Please note that you must be signed in with a Microsoft account for protection to take effect.

Like it or not, Microsoft Defender installs as an app automatically in your Windows environment with Microsoft 365. Note that it won’t install in an environment that doesn’t use Microsoft 365.

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