App Review Microsoft Defender (Windows 11)

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Product name
Microsoft Defender
Installation (rating)
5.00 star(s)
User interface (rating)
4.00 star(s)
Accessibility notes
The interface is very clear, well configurable for experts, and simple for beginners.
I remove one star because during a scan and when the antivirus detects several malware, the interface freezes or bugs...
Performance (rating)
4.00 star(s)
Core Protection (rating)
5.00 star(s)
Proactive protection (rating)
5.00 star(s)
Additional Protection notes
Great protection ! (Trojan, Worm, Exploit, RAT etc)
Medium anti-phishing (Microsoft Edge, or the extension on Chrome)
Browser protection (rating)
3.00 star(s)
Positives
    • Freeware
    • Minimal setup required
    • Low impact on system resources
    • Easy to use
    • Ransomware protection
    • Detects or blocks in the wild malware
    • Consistently high test scores
    • Excellent scores in independent tests
    • Great value for money
    • Effective malware removal
Negatives
    • Clumsy or awkward interface (UI)
    • Limited web protection
Time spent using product
Reviewed over a 30-day period
Computer specs
Virtual Machine :

VMware Workstation Pro
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
8Go of dedicated ram on the 32GB of the host machine
SSD dedicated to virtual machines (Crucial MX500 SSD)
Recommended for
  1. All types of users
Overall rating
5.00 star(s)

Andy Ful

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I think that Microsoft antivirus should be tested with the Microsoft Defender Browser Protection extension. This would be a fairer comparison.

There should not be any visible difference for Chromium-based web browsers - MDBP also uses the SmartScreen reputation. Furthermore, while finishing the download, the file is checked by Defender (BAFS). The difference could be if you would enable PUA protection or "Enhance your security on the web" in Edge.
The problem can be with Firefox. The MDBP extension and BAFS do not support Firefox.
 
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Shadowra

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In this, you get some good facilities and some wrong too because we do not know some things like as a defender, we need realtime, which can tell us whether this thing is already right or wrong in our desktop. great thing to put on

Hello :)

Its big advantage is that it is included directly in Windows, and that it is modular with tools like DefenderUI or ConfigureDefender.
Do you use Windows Defender?
 

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