Using Windows Defender

Windows Defender is a tool designed to reduce the risk of specific types of malware for small office and home users. Though Windows Defender is not designed for use in large enterprises, it does provide some integration with Active Directory Group Policy and can retrieve updates from an internal Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) server.

Windows Defender will interact with users if potentially unwanted software is detected. Therefore, users must be trained before Windows Defender is deployed so that they understand how to respond to the various prompts and can distinguish between genuine Windows Defender prompts and other software that might impersonate those prompts (a common social engineering technique).

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