Microsoft Windows Defender Primary Use Case

InfosecAn677
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Our primary use for the solution is threat detection and response. View full review »
John-Maina
Navision Consultant and user support at NCPD
I have used Windows Defender to protect my computer from viruses or harmful websites on either flash drives and other removable devices when I am online which tend to attack my computer and corrupt it causing inefficiencies in my computer working processes. I usually check from time to time if the hard disks of my computer has been infected and remove the files that are harmful to my systems. Another purpose of this tool is blocking and filtering sites that are harmful or appear threatening to my system. View full review »
Anthony Alvarico
Deliver Practice Director at DynTek
We are a consulting company and we use this product for endpoint protection across the company, as well as for our clients. View full review »
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Mani MS
CRM & IT Head at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
We use MWD for detecting malware, viruses and protect from Ransomware. View full review »
Ibikunle Imam
CEO at floating-dot tech ltd
Our primary use case for Windows Defender is to prevent malware and viruses. Security is the main purpose that it is used for by our organization. View full review »
ITsece56457
IT Security Analyst at Ingenium Group
Our primary use case centers around blocking viruses on my personal laptop. View full review »
reviewer1305759
Team Lead at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We primarily use it due to the fact that it comes with the Windows 10 bundle and is free. We use it for security purposes. It scans for viruses and malware for us. View full review »
Defendwind677
Associate System Engineer - Security Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this as our antivirus solution. View full review »
Gabriel Petcu
Program Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I primarily use it for myself and my businesses as a protection solution. View full review »
reviewer1280631
Manager Cyber Defense Operations Centre at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I installed Windows Defender for personal use for my protection of my personal PC. I use it as an antivirus system so that I do not have any exposure to viruses on my PC. Obviously, I do not want to leave my PC open to virus threats. I have only used it on my personal PCs with the license I got for Office 365. I keep my patches and descriptions updated on my PC. Defender is installed only one one of my laptops. I am sure I will continue using it there as long as the licensing is valid. View full review »
Ganusha Alwis
Manager-Information System & Product Management at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We use Microsoft Windows Defender for normal internet security. We use it to detect viruses. We have about 100 users. View full review »
Jean-Jacques Niava
Deputy Director at BG Service
Our primary use case of this solution is to defend from viruses. View full review »
reviewer1327686
Head - IT Operations & Enterprise Systems Support at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use is for protection against malware. View full review »
reviewer826284
MIS Director at a real estate/law firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We primarily use the solution to save our data from getting lost in the case of network attacks or viruses. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Windows Defender. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.