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Is Windows Defender free of cost?
Is Windows Defender free? Yes. Windows Defender is automatically installed for free on all PCs that have Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
Is Microsoft Defender included in Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 Defender is included with some Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Security and Enterprise licenses.
Is Windows Defender free with Windows 11?
Microsoft Defender which is built into the Windows 11 provides you a comprehensive and strong protection against malwares and it is free. We recommend users to use it as their default Anti-Malware program.
What license is required for Microsoft Defender?
A license to a Microsoft 365 security product generally entitles you to use Microsoft 365 Defender without additional licensing cost. We do recommend getting a Microsoft 365 E5, E5 Security, A5, or A5 Security license or a valid combination of licenses that provides access to all supported services.
What plans include Microsoft Defender?
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 2 is included in Office 365 E5, Office 365 A5, and Microsoft 365 E5. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 is included in Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Why am I being charged for Microsoft Defender?
A fake invoice will be sent alongside text that claims you have been charged a Defender subscription fee — or that a transaction payment is required. Of course, as with most in-built software, Microsoft Defender Antivirus is completely free, and you will NEVER incur a charge for its use.
Which is better McAfee or Windows Defender?
Spoiler alert: McAfee is the best choice. Although it’s not free like Microsoft Defender, McAfee ensures you get what you pay for, providing all-around protection from online threats to save you money in the longer term. Keep reading to find out how I tested both providers to select the ultimate antivirus solution.
Can I trust Windows Defender?
High-quality free security products do exist, and Windows Defender is a good way to keep you and your computer safe. It is, however, not the best. For that, we recommend Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, and Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, among others.
What does Microsoft Defender Plan 1 include?
Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 includes the Microsoft 365 Defender portal, which enables your security team to view current information about detected threats, take appropriate actions to mitigate threats, and centrally manage your organization’s threat protection settings.