Microsoft Brings Defender Antivirus for Linux

    Microsoft Brings Defender Antivirus for Linux

    Microsoft Brings Defender Antivirus for Linux

    Coming soon for Android and iOS

    Posted: 24 Feb 2020
    Almost within a year after releasing Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for macOS computers, Microsoft today announced a public preview of its antivirus software for various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS and Debian.
    If this news hasn't gotten you excited yet...

    Microsoft is also planning to soon release Defender ATP anti-malware apps for smartphones and other devices running Google's Android and Apple's iOS mobile operating systems.
    Microsoft Brings Defender Antivirus for Linux, Coming Soon for Android and iOS
    Golden's Avatar Posted By: Golden
    24 Feb 2020

  1. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    That's what linux needs MS defender sample submissions
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  2. Andrew129260's Avatar
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       #2

    wow. Very interesting.
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  3. Posts : 668
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       #3

    Nice
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  4. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Not sure why it would matter most people are using linux in vm's so why have defender running x2
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  5. Andrew129260's Avatar
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    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Not sure why it would matter most people are using linux in vm's so why have defender running x2
    Because VM's are a separate container. Just because you have an antivirus on the host does not mean the vm cannot have threats. Your vm should have virus protection on as well.
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  6. Hewjr100's Avatar
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    So where is it available to download. I don't see it anywhere.

    Henry
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  7. Andrew129260's Avatar
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    Hewjr100 said:
    So where is it available to download. I don't see it anywhere.

    Henry
    it's not out yet, public preview just showed it off for a bit.

    This article has more info

    Microsoft Defender ATP Coming to Linux! What Does it Mean?

    it's only for enterprise, nothing for end users.
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  8. Hewjr100's Avatar
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       #8

    That figures, well anyway I will keep an eye out for it.

    Gort
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