Thursday, September 19, 2013

Windows Defender is one of the weakest AV

Microsoft security essential or Windows defender ( from Windows 8 onwards ) is by far the worst product from Microsoft. It has once again failed to get the AV test certification from the trusted AV testing company.

It got a mere 0.5 out of 6 in protection category, 5 in performance category and 4 in usability which totals for 9.5 points. In order to get certified by AV-test, an antivirus should get a minimum of 10 points. MSE failed miserably. These test were carried under Windows 7 with MSE 4.2/4.3 . I would never ever recommend this product as an replacement to antivirus software. Every free antivirus such as avast!, AVG, Avira does a better job compared to MSE .
Bitdefender took the top place with a whopping 17.5 out of 18 which is closely followed by Kaspersky and Norton sharing the second spot with 17 points


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