The windows defender security center German institute AV-TEST presented another report, which describes the capabilities of the most popular antiviruses for personal computers. Microsoft does not release a separate antivirus; instead, it integrates an antivirus into the operating system, which comes into play if you do not install a third-party antivirus. Once Windows Defender was considered a plug, instead of which you must install a real antivirus. However, gradually the protector in Windows 10 became a very reliable product, as a result of which many no longer see the need to put something extra.
Recent tests show that the quality of Windows Defender is at the level of leading antiviruses, such as Kaspersky and Symantec products. Windows Defender received the highest possible score of 18 points. This means maximum ratings in terms of protection, speed and convenience.
Is Windows windows defender security centre a good antivirus?
Among the competitors, three more products received the maximum score, namely F-Secure SAFE, Kaspersky Internet Security and Symantec Norton Security. Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Internet Security, Bitdefender Internet Security, Trend Micro Internet Security, VIPRE Security AdvancedSecurity scored 0.5 points less. The worst result was Webroot SecureAnywhere with a score of 11.5 points. It is hardly worth installing it when for protection it received 2 out of 6, for convenience 4 and for a speed of 5.5 points.
The latest version of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update brought a number of updates to the protection mechanisms, which probably played a role in getting the maximum rating. Microsoft will probably remember to mention this report, convincing users to install this update.
Microsoft is about to rename its antivirus. Now it is called windows defender security center , and its new name will be Microsoft Defender. The updated Microsoft Defender was announced in March for computers running macOS, and in spring 2020 it will be included in the next major Windows 10 update. Windows Insider program participants will be able to start using it several months earlier with the release of test builds of the OS.
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