Microsoft Defender: Security 4+

Identity Protection & Security

Microsoft Corporation

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Microsoft Defender is an online security app for your personal life[1]and work [2].
Use Microsoft Defender for individuals[1] at home and on the go to stay safer online. Defender is an easy-to-use app that helps keep you and your family one step ahead of threats. Microsoft Defender for individuals is available exclusively with a Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription.

All-in-one security app
Protect your personal identity, privacy, and devices against malicious threats with antivirus scanning[3], VPN[4], threat monitoring[5], multidevice alerts, and expert guidance.

Manage your security in one place
▪ Check the security status of your family’s devices and identity[6].
▪ Get threat alerts, notifications, and recommended steps across your devices.
▪ Receive security tips and take recommended actions to improve your online security.

Safeguard your family’s personal information
▪ Threats to your identity and personal identifying information[5] are continuously scanned on the dark web.
▪ Get credit monitoring with timely alerts and monthly credit reports.[7]
▪ Call an identity theft restoration expert anytime day or night if you need help.
▪ Get identity insurance coverage, up to USD1 million, to help cover legal and expert fees associated with restoration. Insurance coverage includes up to USD100,000 to recover lost funds.[8]

Browse securely on public Wi-Fi
▪ Safeguard your Wi-Fi connection with privacy protection[4].
▪ Easily turn on a virtual private network (VPN) in the Defender app.
▪ Keep your location and IP address private with VPN so hackers can’t trace your online activity.
Trusted device and data protection
▪ Anti-phishing protection for your and your family’s devices against new and existing threats [3].
▪ Continuously scans for harmful links before you click on them to help protect you from malicious threats.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint[2] is an industry-leading, cloud-powered endpoint security solution that helps to secure against ransomware, file-less malware, and other sophisticated attacks across platforms.
1. Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription required. Sign in with your Microsoft account. App is currently not available in certain Microsoft 365 Personal or Family regions.
2. If you are a member of a business or organization, login with your work or school email. Your school or business is required to have a valid license or subscription.
3. Does not replace existing malware protection on iOS and Windows devices.
4. Available on Android and iOS devices in the United Kingdom, United States and US territories. Some streaming services are excluded. After 50 GB per month, data transfer speeds may be limited.
5. Feature is available in the United States and US territories.
6. A one-time parent or legal guardian verification is required to receive dark web threat alert details for children. If the organizer’s family member is under 13, consent is not required to create and/or monitor a child’s identity. Consent is required to create and/or monitor identity of family members over 13 years of age.
7. Feature available in the United States and US territories. Credit score is a single bureau VantageScore 3.0 provided by Experian®. The monthly credit report is provided by Experian® using single bureau data. For users under the age of 18 or those without a credit history, credit score not included. Family organizers will not have the ability to onboard, view, and receive alerts related to family member credit monitoring. Your device's primary display language must be set to English.
8. The identity theft insurance is underwritten and administered by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida, an Assurant company. Please refer to the actual policies for terms, conditions, and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions. Review the Summary of Benefits:

What’s New

Version 1.1.53080103

Bug Fixes and Improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7.1K Ratings

7.1K Ratings

Appledudething ,

READ: Battery Usage and link scans and network usage

I’ve seen a significant amount of reviews complaining about “High battery usage” and “5k links?? I only used one app!” iOS tracks “battery usage” based on network activity, and because this acts as a VPN, yes, it will show high battery usage, but in reality it’s not. Let’s say Facebook used 10% battery, and Instagram used 15% battery, after installing this app, you’d see iOS report that this app used 25% of your battery. I’m sure you get the idea now. You can validate this information by using any VPN client on your phone. Link scans: This is all traffic from your phone: background app refreshes, apps can send request to hundreds of separate links. That’s why you see so many link scans.

Network usage: again, because all apps route their data into this app, your data usage will be pointed to this app aswell. If you used 5GB on Facebook, it would show as 5GB under this app.

Steve/Crew ,


I feel confident in web browsing situations when I have my office 365 working correctly and able to use defender on my phone, it’s a more comfortable when I have my office 365 working correctly and able to use defender on my phone, it’s easier for me to search. I still keep my guard up against the tricks the hackers use but it is safer with Defender!

archimedesk ,


Good overall app, for all your devices. The vpn option stopped working after I upgraded to ios 16 for some reason. Even though the iPhone shows the vpn icon, and it shows it’s connected in the settings but there’s no vpn server. I maybe missing something but not using for now….

vpn is working again. Updating to 4 star. For several days a lot of iPhones/MacBook users did not have vpn, even though their iPhone showed they did. Back to using the app

App Privacy

The developer, Microsoft Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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