Windows Defender achieves the highest score on the AV-TEST list

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AV-Test Windows Defender

Once again, AV-TEST has updated its ranking with the best antivirus for the consumer operating system Windows 10 Home. And it is that although the usual solutions continue at the top of the classification, the constant improvement efforts and the increase of benefits of Windows Defender have finally paid off, with this Microsoft tool earning the top-notch product award for the first time.

Finally performing on par with third-party security products, the latest tests show us scores of 6 points for the fields of protection, performance and usability, achieving a perfect score of 18 points. In addition, it should be noted that Microsoft Defender is made up of a group of up to eight different security products, so these final scores imply that all of its components received this highest rating in the research.

When it comes to detection rates, Windows Defender was able to block 100% of all threats in the July and August tests and the reference set. So, in general, the Windows 10 base antivirus should be able to provide robust protection against any type of threat, new and known.

And is that AV-TEST subjects these security solutions to different tests in two analysis phases with 15,000 pieces of malware, with a first test carried out in real conditions where the solutions have to detect 0-Day malware from the Web and from attached files, and a second phase carried out within the framework of AV-TEST, where anti-virus directly to these infections.

Thus, the conclusions of this study leave us with really good global scores, with 16 of 22 security solutions with perfect ratings among which names such as AhnLab, Kaspersky, Norton or BullGuard, among others, are repeated.

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