Question Will Windows Defender continue receiving updates, once Windows 10 is no longer supported?

TheFlash1300

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When Microsoft stops supporting Windows 10, will Windows Defender continue receiving updates, if it's installed on a laptop that uses Windows 10?

If Windows Defender is independent software, and the support of Windows Defender is independent of the support for Windows 10, this means that even if the OS (Windows 10) Windows Defender is installed on, is unsupported, Windows Defender, as independent software, will continue receiving updates, right?

I still don't want to move to Windows 11, but i don't want to lose my anti-virus protection. This is why I'm asking this question.
 
When Microsoft stops supporting Windows 10, will Windows Defender continue receiving updates, if it's installed on a laptop that uses Windows 10?

If Windows Defender is independent software, and the support of Windows Defender is independent of the support for Windows 10, this means that even if the OS (Windows 10) Windows Defender is installed on, is unsupported, Windows Defender, as independent software, will continue receiving updates, right?

I still don't want to move to Windows 11, but i don't want to lose my anti-virus protection. This is why I'm asking this question.
Ask MSFT.
What is going to happen in 2/3yrs is just a guess.
 

punkncat

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Certain cues could be taken from W7 EOL. Only what were considered high priority updates were made after that. It should not be hard to find an aftermarket solution that fits your needs, paid or free.
 
Windows Defender is part of the OS itself now. Even then, Microsoft has discontinued updates to Office 365 on discontinued versions of Windows, despite that not being integrated in the OS.

Basically it's safe to assume once the OS goes EOL, Microsoft's not going to touch it anymore for any of its products.
 

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