Microsoft is making the name of Windows Defender history. In March 2019, Microsoft changed the name of Windows Defender advanced thread protection to Microsoft defender ATP, and then the company brought ATP to Mac.Since Microsoft also plans to launch defender ATP on Android, it seems that it is meaningful to abandon the windows brand.
In the update of windows in May 2020, Microsoft quietly updated the windows security application, changing the reference of Windows Defender to Microsoft defender.
Accordingly, "Windows Defender offline scan" was renamed as "Microsoft defender offline scan". Even other parts of windows security application were updated, and all the words "Windows Defender" mentioned were deleted.
In the protection update page, Microsoft also replaced Windows Defender with Microsoft defender.
In the Group Policy Editor and other places, Microsoft inserted Microsoft defender, Microsoft defender anti-virus, Microsoft defender expand guard and other words.
Windows 10 are these changes Part of the May 2020 update, also known as the 2004 edition, codenamed
Windows 10 version 2004, which will be launched to consumers in May, brings a series of new features to every user. It includes a new Cortana experience, improvements in windows search performance, improvements in Linux subsystem support, and small UI changes, including new icons for default applications.
Under the new strategy of Microsoft cross platform service, the change of brand is meaningful. Defender can be used on MAC and Linux, and the service is about to log in to Android and IOS.
Many of Microsoft's cross platform applications and services, such as word, have broken the milestone of 1 billion downloads.