So we can expect better scores next time. At-least the scores at AV-C are helping the AV manufacturers to fine-tune their products."Kaspersky Lab investigated the results and discovered that a bug was recently introduced with updates. They then promptly released a fix for this, which has been distributed to all Kaspersky Lab customers automatically to address the observed performance issue. "
Its performance impact scores => higher indicates worse! Microsoft is in the last placeI take this Report with a tiny grain of salt.! Microsoft #1... Haha.
I'm failing to recognise which is the problem with Windows Defender, and which specific systems it attacks with its performance issues. When I suggest people to stay away from Windows Defender the crowd splits in two: those who hate Defender and think as I do, and those who claim Windows Defender works perfect and each time they format a PC they deliver it with Microsoft's antivirus because "it performs really fluid". So I don't know if performance issues address specific systems, specific builds, specific hardware or it's just a bipolar piece of garbage can.
This is a very good point! WD has definitely earned it's past reputation, since then Microsoft has made some significant improvements from where it was, but it can take a long time for people to come around. Your example of Norton is a very good example. Even though Symantec finally improved its past mess with Norton, I still see to this day random posts on various forums (from time to time) stating that Norton is a bloated mess, but their only experience was back when it was a bloated mess in the early 2000's and they haven't tried it since.I think some of the problem is (as I remember) WD was particularly dreadful for a long time with dire results & wasn't really to be trusted, the same was the case with Norton which became a bloated mess & near-on impossible remove & had huge lumbering updates. People found other alternatives, with me ESET & Kaspersky. I'm quite happy with the AV I use & really see no reason to move to WD esp. as I see it's the worst solution for slowing a PC & some of the PC's I look after are not SOTA. I would now consider recommending WD but I've only just got there. Also I don't trust Microsoft hence me using O&O ShutUp. While ever I can afford the pittance my present AV cost I will probably stay with it, I don't really understand the 'has to be free' mentality either