New Windows Defender spotted through leaked screens

Windows 11 has arrived and brought a set of novelties for the popular Operating System. The OS also updates some important apps, while others will be updated with time. One of the latest examples is the Windows Defender. The built-in antivirus is getting a refresh soon with a new design and possibly, new features. Still, in its Preview version, Microsoft’s Windows Defender should have some important improvements in the interface and new features focused on increasing computer security, such as more efficient scans, virus scanning based on cloud reports, and general optimizations in the program, for example.

Although leaks confirm that the developer is working on modifications to the system’s native antivirus, so far we didn’t have images about the program’s new design or suggestions for features that should arrive in the next version.

Windows Defender will have a new design and new features

This week a Twitter user identified as ‘WalkingCat’ shared a Microsoft Store access link to the Windows Defender Preview, identifying that the new app will also run on Windows 10 as long as the build is 19041.0 or later. Although the program is available in the store, a warning of ‘Your account is not yet authorized to use Microsoft Defender’ prevents us from checking in advance the advances implemented by the company in the software, but fortunately, one user managed to circumvent this restriction.

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In the images, it is possible to notice that the interface has significant changes in comparison to the version present in Windows 10. However, the design still looks unfinished and missing some features. Of course, that is not a big surprise given that Microsoft has not yet released access to the program.

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Among the new features, we can note the presence of ‘Identity’ and ‘Connections’ shortcuts. These two features probably involve the creation of multiple profiles and scanning of devices in your Wi-Fi network. The same feature that is available in ESET antivirus, for example.

The new design seems to follow the new guidelines established by Microsoft with Windows 11. The new operating system version brings icon changes, new UI, animations, and effects. The update was “officially” rolled out by Microsoft on October 5. However, it’s not too far from the latest Preview in terms of features. Also, not all announced features are available. The compatibility with Android apps, for example, is coming in a future update.

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