If you have used a Windows PC in the past few years you may have noticed a software from Microsoft called Windows Defender. It’s an antivirus software that is available on Windows PC before and it’s moving to another major platform today. Microsoft is bringing it to macOS and also renaming it to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection as well.
The company has developed a dedicated Defender ATP client for macOS which offers the capability to run a full virus scan and threat protection. That’s in addition to functionality which allows quick scans. Other features that protect users against different threats are onboard as well.
There will be a limited preview available first for business customers so that they can test the antivirus protection in setups that include both Windows and Mac machines. Microsoft will be relying on its AutoUpdate software to ensure that Defender ATP remains up to date on macOS. The antivirus software is compatible with macoS Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra.
It seems that Microsoft only wants to offer this antivirus tool for business customers right now. It hasn’t said if there’s going to be a version for the average consumer as well. At least it hasn’t ruled out the possibility entirely.