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Watch: Windows Defender on the Store, Free Game, Halloween Deals, and More

Security is a fundamental element when we use our computer connected to the Internet. To help us avoid viruses and malware, Microsoft has its own security system called Windows Defender, which is included by default since Windows 10. Now, the Redmond people are preparing their renovation by turning it into a Win32 application with a new interface and improvements, whose Preview version can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Defender now in the Windows Store

Microsoft continues with its application renewal process to adapt them to the new interface and appearance of Windows 11. This is the case of the Microsoft Defender application, which is already available available in Preview version in the Windows Store. This new version has more advanced security features to keep our data safe by protecting it 24 hours a day.

Among its novelties, it stands out for changing its UWP technology that it adopted in 2017 to revert to Win32, using Windows Presentation Foundation in its interface. It will also have new tools for the detection and elimination of malware, maintaining its protection in real time, as well as the cloud. It is now possible to download it from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 and Windows 11, although if we log in it will not work, because since it has not been officially announced, its use may be limited.

Microsoft Defender Preview
Microsoft Defender Preview

Developer: Microsoft Corporation

51 years ago, IBM released the 16-bit System / 7

On a day like today in 1970 IBM announced its new 16-bit computer system, called System / 7, he was developed to mediate, test, analyze and control industrial and laboratory events as they occur. This computer was characterized by being one of the first to be designed to use semiconductor memory, instead of magnetic core memory, which was usual until then. With it, the needs of reacting to the input of analog devices were covered.

IBM_System-7

Being a very limited market in time, the System / 7 was barely marketed for industrial use such as control systems in factories and energy control systems for air conditioning, so it mainly ended up obtaining a purely military use .

Download the game DARQ for free and sale on Steam

Thanks to EPIC, Thursday has become the preferred day of the week for video game lovers. And it is that the popular platform for the sale of online games for PC continues with its tradition of give away a game every Thursday, being available for download for seven days for all registered users. This time we have the game available DARQ: Complete Edition. This is a third-person game that mixes horror, adventure and puzzle genres, making it ideal for celebrating the upcoming Halloween holiday. In this adventure we will take control of Lloyd, a boy trapped in the middle of a nightmare from which he cannot wake up, having to face his fears in order to decipher the meaning of the dream.

DARQ: Complete Edition

To enjoy this terrifying adventure, it will only be necessary that we have a user account registered in the Epic Game store. Thus, it will be possible to add it to our games library and enjoy it free. We just have to confirm the download before next Thursday, November 4 and it will be ours forever.

On the other hand, today from 7:00 p.m. and until next November 1, the Halloween sale on Steam. A great opportunity to get our favorite game from franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Resident Evil, Saga Tomb Raider, The Witcher, among others, with great discounts that we can purchase directly from your digital store. This is the first of the three great sales campaigns that the store has planned. This will be followed by the Autumn Sales (from November 24 to 30) and the Winter Sales (from December 22, 2021 to January 5, 2022).

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