AV TEST June 2019 tests: Windows Defender is now one of the world's top antivirus products, according to a study conducted by its security researchers German Institute AV-TEST.
Microsoft is not just a company developing security software, but it has managed to make Windows Defender, the embedded Windows 10 antivirus a very good and trusted product.
The latest tests conducted by AV TEST report that Windows Defender offers very reliable performance, such as security products for companies (Kaspersky and Symantec).
Specifically, Windows Defender managed to score a final 18 score on German tests, taking six points in tests that evaluate product protection, performance and usability.
Only three other applications managed to get the top ranking: F-Secure SAFE, Kaspersky Internet Security and Symantec Norton Security.
Products developed by other leading security vendors, such as Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Internet Security, Bitdefender Internet Security, Trend Micro Internet Security and VIPRE Security AdvancedSecurity, received 17,5 points losing half a point in one of the three categories of the tests mentioned above.
Webroot SecureAnywhere had the lowest score with 11,5 points after receiving 2 points for protection, 5,5 points for performance and 4 points for usability.
Windows Defender comes integrated with the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
The latest version of Windows 10, (May 2019 Update or 1903 version), features Windows Security, which groups Windows security. Contains antivirus, account protection features, firewall, device security, parental controls and more.