Does Windows Defender work for both Mac and Windows computers?

No, Windows Defender is only available for Windows computers. It is not available for Mac computers.

Windows Defender is a built-in anti-malware and security program developed by Microsoft that can help protect Windows computers from advanced cyber threats, including viruses, spyware, ransomware, malicious websites, and other types of malicious software. It is designed to detect and remove malicious software without requiring any additional software or hardware to be installed on the computer.

Windows Defender is included with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 and can be enabled on Windows 7 as well. It is also included with Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2012.

When enabled, Windows Defender will run in the background and monitor the computer for any malicious software or activities. If it detects something suspicious, it will notify the user of the threat and offer options to help protect the system.

Windows Defender can also help protect your computer by scanning all incoming data, such as emails and attachments. It will also scan any removable media, such as USB drives, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs.

Windows Defender also has a real-time protection feature, which can scan running processes and programs to detect any malicious activity. It will also block unsafe websites and warn you of potential phishing attacks.

In addition, Windows Defender offers a cloud-based protection system that can scan files in the cloud before they reach your computer. This helps to detect malware and malicious websites more quickly, and can reduce the risk of infection.

All in all, Windows Defender is an excellent choice for Windows users who want to keep their computers protected from the latest threats. Unfortunately, there is no equivalent program available for Mac computers, so Mac users must rely on third-party solutions instead.