Microsoft Antivirus Nearly the Worst Antivirus

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  1. Exterminator

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    Microsoft Antivirus Nearly the Worst Antivirus

    Microsoft is betting big on Windows Defender for protecting users running the latest version of Windows, but the company is also recommending those who are still on Windows 7 to install its very own security product to stay secure.

    And while the company doesn’t put the same effort into making its antivirus solution more efficient on Windows 7, third parties do it, and this becomes obvious when checking out the results of antivirus tests like the ones performed by AV-TEST.

    While Kaspersky is currently the top antivirus on Windows 7, Microsoft’s security software is lagging behind rivals in a substantial manner, as it scored poor in all three major tests for protection, performance and usability.
     
  2. Exterminator

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  3. SHvFl

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    Lol so they have an issue that in a test a product got 97+% in all test? Do they even understand statistics or just cool graphs?

    And then they complain about impact when installing applications? Like really dude you have an issue with something you do once because it takes a few more seconds?
     
  4. omidomi

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    Good Job Kaspersky :)
     
  5. Faybert

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    BullGuard very well again, a pity Emsisoft not to be in the test.
     
  6. HarborFront

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    Too bad for ESET. It's always not a strong protector for malware
     
  7. bribon77

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    Kaspersky's always upstairs.
     
  8. DeepWeb

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    That's probably intentional. I don't even trust these reviews anymore. Some day in the near future we will have a scandal showing how they all got paid to lie about their reviews.
     
  9. valvaris

    valvaris Level 2

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    I know that this question seems off-topic but I think it is relevant in some way to understand Windows Defender more... ;)

    How does the Windows 10 Ent. E5 Lic. resolve in such a test. There are so many features disabled in Windows Defender on the Pro. version of Windows 10 that a recommendation is not even considered. (Missing features like: AppLocker, Windows Defender Application Guard, Windows Defender ATP and so on...) - Since Microsoft changed the Lic. policy for KMU (SMB) it comes more and more in to focus on what security is all about in the private sector... (cash grab!)

    Just Image how many tools do you really need to protect your system aka small network of devices.

    Of course if you can go free with allot of research but does it work as intended or does your system suffer the load?

    Best regards
    Val.
     
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  10. Arequire

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    Seeing as MSE lacks the biggest benefit of Defender (OS integration) there's practically no reason to install it over a third-party solution on Windows 7.
    Contribution to Microsoft's threat intelligence is the only real reason I can think of.
     
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