SE LABS Jan-March 2021

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Lenny_Fox

Level 22
Verified
Oct 1, 2019
1,125
Yet another test in which Microsoft Defender tops the chart in DEFAULT settings. With ConfigureDefende protection can be set to HIGH making MD even better.

Microsoft Defender is not only making third-party AntiVirus redundant it is also killing the testing industry. With free Microsoft Defender doing so well with so many independent testlabs, the question "Which AV to choose" becomes irrelevant also.
 
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blackice

Level 33
Verified
Apr 1, 2019
2,204
Yet another test in which Microsoft Defender tops the chart in DEFAULT settings. With ConfigureDefende protection can be set to HIGH making MD even better.

Microsoft Defender is not only making third-party AntiVirus redundant it is also killing the testing industry. With free Microsoft Defender doing so well with so many independent testlabs, the question "Which AV to choose" becomes irrelevant also.
Not to mention no hacky hooks in processes and very light performance impact for most use cases (unless you move or open folders full of exes).
 

Back3

Level 9
Apr 14, 2019
412
There are fewer and fewer reasons to replace Microsoft Defender on W10 for the home user. So what if the big security companies would market pieces of software to complement MD? I imagine a tool from Kaspersky with System Watcher and Application Control! It's what I'm doing right now when I add Comodo Firewall or Spyshelter or Voodooshield...to MD.
 

blackice

Level 33
Verified
Apr 1, 2019
2,204
There are fewer and fewer reasons to replace Microsoft Defender on W10 for the home user. So what if the big security companies would market pieces of software to complement MD? I imagine a tool from Kaspersky with System Watcher and Application Control! It's what I'm doing right now when I add Comodo Firewall or Spyshelter or Voodooshield...to MD.
Agreed, I just run it with OSArmor.
 

ErzCrz

Level 10
Verified
Aug 19, 2019
452
Interesting results. I'm find myself doing some 3rd party playing around with the likes of Comodo but these tests prove MD is getting better and better. There's no need for third party these days really but I still take these wtih a pinch of salt.
 
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