Does Windows Defender support all versions of Windows?

Yes, Windows Defender (formerly Microsoft Security Essentials) supports all versions of Windows. Windows Defender is a native antivirus protection program designed by Microsoft Corporation, integrated into all Windows operating systems since Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It is a free anti-malware and anti-spyware solution that provides real-time protection to detect, remove and quarantine malicious or potentially unwanted software such as viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits and other spyware threats.

Windows Defender is included in all versions of Windows from Windows Vista and later. It supports Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Windows Defender is designed to provide basic protection against most types of threats, including viruses, spyware, and ransomware. It also helps protect system settings and files, such as the Windows registry, browser and system configuration files, as well as application settings. The program has a parental control feature that allows parents to restrict access to certain websites and applications. Windows Defender also has a firewall, which monitors a user’s web traffic and can block certain types of malicious traffic.

Windows Defender can be used for a variety of tasks, such as scheduling scans, running weekly or monthly scans and creating custom scan schedules. It is also capable of performing quick scans and full system scans. Scans can be set up to run automatically, or users can set them up manually. The program also reports on potential threats, offering users the option to quarantine or delete the detected threat.

Windows Defender includes a built-in malware signature database, which is regularly updated with the latest malware signatures from around the world. It also includes a cloud-based protection engine that provides additional security against new and emerging threats.

Overall, Windows Defender is designed to be a comprehensive security solution for both home and business users alike. It is an effective anti-malware and anti-spyware solution that offers comprehensive protection against all types of threats.