Microsoft is bringing its antivirus software to iOS and Android

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by mood, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Microsoft is bringing its antivirus software to iOS and Android
    New Defender mobile apps will be available later this year
    February 20, 2020

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/...droid-apps-software-defender-security-malware
    Engadget: Microsoft’s Defender security software is coming to iOS and Android
    Microsoft: Delivering on the promise of security AI to help defenders protect today’s hybrid environments
     
  2. ProTruckDriver

    ProTruckDriver Registered Member

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    No Thanks. I've had enough problems with Microsoft Office on my iMac.
     
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    No thanks as well.

    The last thing my hi-powered Android needs is a bloodsucker Microsoft made program in it to call home.
     
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    Microsoft releases first public preview of its Defender antivirus on Android
    June 23, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/micro...preview-of-its-defender-antivirus-on-android/
    Microsoft: Announcing Microsoft Defender ATP for Android
     
  5. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Microsoft Defender for Android arrives on the Play Store
    You have to be a company with a Microsoft 365 ES license to use it
    August 29, 2020

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/08/29/microsoft-defender-for-android-arrives-on-the-play-store/
    Google Play Store: Microsoft Defender ATP Preview

    Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Android
     
  6. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Microsoft brings Defender for Endpoint, already on Android, to iOS
    December 11, 2020
    https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-brings-defender-for-endpoint-already-on-android-to-ios
    Microsoft: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on iOS is generally available
     
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    Microsoft Defender for Endpoint adds zero-touch iOS onboarding
    January 5, 2022
    Microsoft: Zero-touch onboarding of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on iOS now in public preview
     
  8. IThinkItsCharlie1

    IThinkItsCharlie1 Registered Member

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    I'll stick with Bitdefender for Android.
     
  9. alexandrud

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    People in general don't buy Apple products because they are in "love" with Microsoft. Microsoft Defender on iPhone is really an useless achievement.
     
  10. Hiltihome

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    I feel like I don't want, use or need any third party security on my phone.
     
  11. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    any antivirus on an android device is waste of all. dodgy apps know how to hide and seek.
     
  12. Surt

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    Well, being that it's an enterprise platform product, if the outfit that signs your paycheck uses Defender for Endpoint and chooses to roll out the mobile app and you are permitted the use of your personal device for company biznizz, you won't have much choice in the matter. Think of that as an ant-virus mandate. Or if they give you a company phone, so what?

    I mean, no one here thinks this discussion is about a consumer Defender app for everyone? Like Bitdefender or DualSpace Studio's Super Security? Right??
     
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