Microsoft to Extend Windows Defender ATP Support to Windows 7 and 8.1
In the coming years, despite Microsoft’s plan to kill support for Windows 7, the company has provided Windows 10 antivirus tools for the previous version of Windows like 7 and 8.1.
While the upgrade to Windows 10 was free for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, the adoption rate for Windows 10 was slow. Microsoft has tried to upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 users to Windows 10, but it did not work.
Microsoft has made Windows Defender Adventures Threat Protection (ATP) available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. In this summer, the Windows 10 Safety feature will be down shipped and will be available to those who are not yet ready to jump to Windows 10.
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is a premiere antivirus service from Microsoft, which means that you have to pay for additional security. It is being said that this service provides many malware detection features, overviews and more through Microsoft Cloud Services.
Windows Defender is coming in the form of ATP Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, they have the only unified endpoint security platform.
Microsoft expects this system to push Administrator to upgrade to Windows 10 and will use the extended Windows Defender system. Craig Lefferts, the partner director of security and enterprise for the Windows and Device Group, wrote in favour of the move from Microsoft.
“Security is the main driver to get current and stay current with Windows 10. It’s great to see Microsoft helping customers better protect our environment with WDATP Support for Windows 7 during this transition.”
Microsoft will still sunset support for Windows 7 in January 2020.