Windows 11 could be getting a new Microsoft Defender, suggests leak

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Windows 11 is Microsoft's shiny new operating system for PCs and like many things new, Windows 11 also has many new features and changes with more expectedly in the pipeline for the future. Among such a list of upcoming changes is perhaps the Microsoft Defender too as hinted by a recent leak by Twitter leaker Aggiornamenti Lumia.

As you can see from the tweet linked above, the application is seemingly in preview as it reads "Microsoft Defender Preview" with its purported codename being "GibraltarApp". With the new Defender, Microsoft hopes to offer users "simple, seamless, and personalized protection".

Microsoft has been saying almost since it announced Windows 11 back in June that the firm is taking the security aspect of the new OS very seriously. There are strict requirements put in place like the need for TPM 2.0, VBS, Secure Boot, and a processor with support for Mode-based Execution Control (MBEC) or Guest Mode Execute Trap (GMET). The company even put up a demo video to showcase the benefits of the features.

Current Windows Defender in Windows 11

Interestingly, the current Microsoft Defender - which is the same experience as the one we have in Windows 10 (image above) - is causing issues for some users on Windows 11, so it is probably a good time for a new improved application to take its place. As far as availability is concerned, we simply don't know when the Microsoft Defender Preview could start rolling out, but it is likely to arrive in the Beta Channel for insiders first, given they also received Android apps on Windows 11 Preview ahead of the Dev Channel and the generally available consumer release.

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