- Nov 10, 2017
Ever since Windows 11 came out, Microsoft has made a big fuss over why its new operating system is the most secure Windows OS ever. The company constantly nudges users who are on older Windows versions, like Windows 10 21H1 or Windows 8.1, to move over to Windows 11.
However, anti-malware assessment firm AV-TEST found that the performance of Microsoft Defender was pretty mediocre in its latest August 2022 report. This was the first such test conducted on Windows 11 and Defender came in last place as it scored just 16 points. Thankfully for Microsoft, it was not alone here, as PC Matic also got the same score.
You can view the full breakdown of the scores as well as the product certification they received in the images below:
AV-TEST, which tests and ranks antivirus solutions, has conducted its first Windows 11-based security test. However, Defender, despite all of Microsoft's touting, has managed to come in last place.