Microsoft Is Here to Save Macs from Viruses, Malware (Really)


Microsoft Defender ATP on Mac can run on devices running macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, or macOS Sierra.

The initial preview of Defender for Mac will focus on signature-based malware detection. Security updates and technical assistance will no longer be available as Microsoft moves its resources towards supporting its newer technologies, such as Windows 10. We're looking forward to finding out how Microsoft Defender for Mac does against third-party Mac antivirus software, and against Apple's built-in XProtect antivirus software.

Microsoft has confirmed that it is bringing Defender to the Mac, with the anti-virus software being renamed from the more familiar Windows Defender name.

Microsoft is now calling Windows Defender as Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, instead of Windows Defender ATP.

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"Now we are going a step further by adding our own solution to the options, starting with a limited preview today", Avena said. A machine running macOS Sierra or later is also necessary. And today we have for you some very juicy discount coupons from the website so you can get some interesting software keys and products for very cheap prices.

The same notification also comes with a "Learn more" button that links to a Windows 7 page were users are recommended to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft's previous Windows 10 upgrade notifications irritated a number of Windows users, and the company has clearly learned to respect that people want to hide them.

The service includes Microsoft AutoUpdate so it helps keep Defender ATP up-to-date with the latest definitions. It would be nice to have an extra layer of protection that would likely be free, however.