Windows 7 / Security and Privacy

Using Windows 7 Defender

Windows Defender is a tool designed to reduce the risk of specific types of spyware and other potentially unwanted software for small office and home users. Although Windows Defender is not designed for use in large enterprises, it does provide some integration with AD DS Group Policy and can retrieve updates from an internal Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server.

Windows Defender will interact with users if potentially unwanted software is detected. Therefore, users must be trained before Windows Defender is deployed so that they understand how to respond to the various prompts and can distinguish between genuine Windows Defender prompts and other software that might impersonate those prompts (a common social engineering technique).

For more information about Windows Defender, visit the Windows Defender Virtual Lab Express at

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