Windows Defender now has a perfect score in AV-Test

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 14 2019 @ 14:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
These days a lot of computers no longer use third-party anti-virus solutions because the latest versions of Windows feature built-in antivirus technology. But is the Microsoft Windows Defender tool any good? A new report from AV-Test seems to suggest it's definitely one of the better options on the market as Windows Defender scored a three-category perfect score in the new May-Jun/2019 ranking.

As The Tech Report points out, this puts Windows Defender on the same level as Kaspersky’s Internet Security 19 and F-Secure’s SAFE17:
AV-Test is an independent organization that evaluates and rates security software. The Germany-based company has been around for well over a decade and tests just about every security suite out there. The firm tests each product across three categories: protection, performance, and usability. AV-Test tests each category on a six-point scale, and Microsoft Defender 4.18 received three sixes from the firm. The honor is currently only shared by Kaspersky’s Internet Security 19 and F-Secure’s SAFE17.

It’s worth noting that these tests are updated constantly, with Avast having been atop the heap at the beginning of this year, with Windows Defender’s scores falling just short.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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