Microsoft Renames Windows 10 Antivirus to Microsoft Defender

The Windows 10 feature update due in the spring of 2020 will come with another major change in addition to new functionality and under-the-hood improvements: the built-in antivirus will have a brand new name.

Windows Defender, which is now offered pre-installed on Windows 10, will be renamed to Microsoft Defender, a name that at first glance makes sense given the security product is expanding beyond the world of Windows.

Specifically, the latest Windows 10 20H1 introduces a series of changes that seem to suggest the renaming is something that Microsoft is already committed to.

Microsoft watcher Tero Alhonen revealed on Twitter that in Windows 10 build 18941, the group policies for Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Defender Exploit Guard have been rebranded to Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Microsoft Defender Exploit Guard.

Most likely, this change will become official later this year … (read more)
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