Microsoft Defender / Windows Defender


Bengie

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When we do updates and the security ones come in, they come in under two headings, Microsoft Defender or Windows Defender,
Anyone know what the difference is or why they do this ??
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i7 10700k 10th gen
    Motherboard
    Asus Z490-A
    Memory
    32gb
    Sound Card
    Xonar D2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x HP 32s - 2 x NEC Multisync E224wi
    Hard Drives
    2 x internal Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVME
    PSU
    Antex 850w
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    500gb
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

glasskuter

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Microsoft Defender Antivirus is built into Windows 11. The Windows Defender is an app downloaded from the MS store, (I believe under the name Microsoft Defender Preview)This video shows you the difference.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.382
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

Bengie

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Windows 11
Thanks glasskuter, it doesn't really explain, he gabbles and jumps all over the place and doesnt really explain except
to say one is anti virus and one just a display.
Also, I haven't downloaded anything from the store but still get updates to both.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i7 10700k 10th gen
    Motherboard
    Asus Z490-A
    Memory
    32gb
    Sound Card
    Xonar D2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x HP 32s - 2 x NEC Multisync E224wi
    Hard Drives
    2 x internal Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVME
    PSU
    Antex 850w
    Cooling
    Air
    Internet Speed
    500gb
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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