Configuring and using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint installer for macOS.
If installed, an icon for Microsoft Defender will show in your system tray (near the clock). If no action is required from you it will show a tick, otherwise it will show an exclamation mark.
Single left-clicking on the icon will open its context menu.
After opening Microsoft Defender, you can manage your settings as follow:
1. Go to the section "Virus & threat protection settings"
2. Select the link "Manage Settings"
3. Change the settings according to your needs. Please note that part of the setting might be managed by iSolutions
Microsoft Defender should keep itself automatically updated. That setting allows it to detect new and emerging threats. If the software is up to date, you will see a notification saying “ Protection definitions are up to date” under the section “Virus & threat protection updates”.
You can check if there is any update available by:
1. Selecting the link “Check for updates”
2. Selecting the button"Check for Updates"
Please note: Defender might request you to update the software if its definitions have become out-of-date.
Go to the “Current threats” section and select "Protection History" to check whether Defender has picked up any viruses in the past:
Defender will open a new window called “Protection history”. There you will find more information about:
You can run a quick scan by selecting the "Quick Scan" button within the “Current threats” section.
You can run a full or custom scan as well by selecting the button “Scan options…”.
“Scan options…” gives you the chance to choose between:
Microsoft Defender has a default "scan on demand" function which will automatically scan all files for threats when they are:
Running a disk scan will detect for "dormant" malware as:
Installing the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Installer for macOS
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