Microsoft is bringing its Defender antivirus software to the Mac

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by mood, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. mood

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    Microsoft is bringing its Defender antivirus software to the Mac
    Public preview available for businesses today
    March 21, 2019
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/21/18275443/microsoft-defender-atp-mac-support
     
  2. xxJackxx

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    Because every Mac user out there was waiting for a Microsoft solution... :argh:
     
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    It may be convenient solution for mixed environments where both Windows and macOS systems are used. Think of Gnu/Linux ClamAV scanner to block Windows malware from email attachements or pendrives.
     
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    I can see that point in a work environment but most Mac folks bought one because they didn't want to run Microsoft products. Therefore the idea of Defender or Edge on Mac OS doesn't seem like something that would be successful.
     
  5. mood

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    Microsoft Defender ATP is Now Publicly Available for Macs
    May 23, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ender-atp-is-now-publicly-available-for-macs/
     
  6. Jadda

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    Being a student I have yet to see a Mac without Microsoft Office, so I understand they are at least offering it, who knows what might be a hit, being free and all.
     
  7. mood

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    Microsoft delivers Defender ATP security service to Macs
    July 9, 2019
    https://www.computerworld.com/artic...rs-defender-atp-security-service-to-macs.html
    Microsoft: Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac is here!
     
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    They buy Mac because it is trendy, show off wealth and easy to use with their already expensive iPhone, people can't tell difference between Windows and MacOS. When I asked them why Mac, they reply "nice design"...
    Put MS Office, change its name to Apple Office, they will praise it lol.
     
  9. ProTruckDriver

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    I think I'll pass on putting this on my Mac. :eek:
     
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    Sadly that is likely true. We've had customers buy them because they think it is a computer that can't get a virus (their words) and then they want to run Windows software on it.
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    I think they will only offer this to corporations, it's not meant for home users.
     
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