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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender...

The Windows Security app uses the Windows Security Service (SecurityHealthService or Windows Security Health Servce), which in turn utilizes the Security Center service to ensure the app provides the most up-to-date information about the protection status on the endpoint, including protection offered by third-party antivirus products, Windows ...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/comprehensive-security

Microsoft Defender Antivirus Formerly known as Windows Defender, Microsoft Defender Antivirus still delivers the comprehensive, ongoing, and real-time protection you expect against software threats like viruses, malware, and spyware across email, apps, the cloud, and the web.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/defender-endpoint/microsoft...

Open the Windows Security app by searching the start menu for Security, and then selecting Windows Security. Select the Virus & threat protection tile (or the shield icon on the left menu bar). Under the Manage settings, select Virus & threat protection settings. Under the Exclusions setting, select Add or remove exclusions.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-windows-security-on-or-off-888b963f-8...

When you get a new device and start up Windows 10 for the first time, the antivirus protection that comes installed with the device is your default security app. However, Windows Security is pre-installed and ready for you to use at any time.