With the variety of antivirus software out there, Microsoft has set the bar high by beating the competition, and you can color me surprised!
So, a little bit of a background story, I once used Microsoft Defender, back in my Windows 7 days, then it was called Microsoft Security Essentials, and I loved it because it was a free app that did a fairly good job. However, I always felt like I needed to install another third-party antivirus.
Anyway, the new test was carried out by the independent IT security institute AV-TEST to find out which security service provided the best result. Only four of the products tested achieved a top score, with Windows Defender being one of them, others include, F-Secure SAFE 17, Kaspersky Internet Security 19.0 and Norton Security 22.17
One thing that Windows Defender has going for it though, is the lack of unnecessary bloatware as opposed to what you’d get on other Antivirus software. To give you a bit of perspective, look at all the extra bloatware Avast tries to install alongside its Antivirus.
With all that said, let me know down in the comment what you think about these results?