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How to run Microsoft Windows Defender on Chrome and Firefox



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Microsoft offers Windows Firefox and Chrome protection for Windows Defender.


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Microsoft is making Windows Defender available through extensions for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, as everyone needs protection.

The company said that the goal is to extend anti-virus technology to other browsers and provide customers with protection against browser-based attacks.

The extensions automatically redirect untrusted Web page views to the Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge according to Windows Insider Dona Sokar's program manager and senior program manager Brandon LeBlanc in a blog post.

When you visit a site, Windows Defender checks the URL against a list of trusted sites. If the site is considered malicious, you will be directed to an isolated Microsoft Edge session. From there you can travel to any site that has not been trusted without risking the rest of your system.

"With our upcoming dynamic switching feature, the user attempts to visit a trusted site. In an isolated Microsoft Edge session, the user is returned to the default browser," said Sokar and LeBlanc.

Currently, the Windows Defender Application Guard extension for Chrome and Firefox is only for Windows Insiders with Windows 1

0 and Pro SKUs from 1803. Microsoft said that it will generally be available "very soon".


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