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Microsoft Defender Preview for Windows 11 Is Now Available

Microsoft Defender for Windows 11 is on the Microsoft Store in preview, but it is still only available to select users.


Last week, Defender got a new preview app for . However, that was just a leak with no official release. Fast forward a little and Microsoft has now rolled out the app for Insiders.

Available now in the new for Windows 11, the preview is still only available for some users. In other words, this is a limited preview right now and not available to all members of the Windows Insider Program.

However, Ahmed Walid was able to get the installer and posted the following images of the new Microsoft Defender experience.

It seems users are able to get quite far into the installation process before being shut out. For example, I was able to “Get” the Microsoft Defender preview from the Microsoft Store and install it on my machine. However, when I linked my account to the app, I got the message “your account isn't authorized to use Microsoft Defender yet.”

Oh well.

New Experience

Of course, the big change here compared to the Windows 10 app is the faithfulness to the Windows 11 Flow aesthetic. That means rounded corners and a generally softer look compared to before. It also seems Microsoft Defender on Windows 11 is putting more emphasis on managing security on all devices across platforms.

Microsoft has been developing the app under the codename GibraltarApp, building it on WPF and XAML. On the Microsoft Store, the company says the following about the app:

“Security, simplified. Microsoft Defender is your personal defense against digital threats. Secure your devices across including Windows, , and .”

Tip of the day: Having problems with pop-ups and unwanted programs in Windows 10? Try the hidden adware blocker of Windows Defender. We show you how to turn it on in just a few steps.

Last Updated on February 14, 2022 8:17 pm CET

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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