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Microsoft Defender ATP is available in preview for Android

By Cookie Monster - on 25 Jun 2020, 12:00am

Microsoft Defender ATP is available in preview for Android

Image source: Microsoft

Microsoft Defender ATP for Android is now available as a public preview. 

According to Microsoft, its antivirus app for Android can immediately block access to unsafe websites from SMS/text, WhatsApp, email browsers and other apps. It aso blocks unsafe network connections that apps might make on behalf of users without them knowing.

In addition, Microsoft Defender ATP for Android performs scans to detect malware and potentially unwanted apps (PUA). More capabilities will be rolled out in the next few months and an iOS version is slated for release later this year. 

Microsoft Defender ATP is formerly known as Windows Defender ATP. It was rebranded last year as part of the company's focus to bring the antivirus app to non-Windows devices.

Source: Microsoft