AV TEST June 2019: Windows Defender is now one of the top antivirus products in the world, according to research conducted by its security researchers German Institute AV-TEST.
Microsoft is not just a company that develops security software, but it has managed to make Windows Defender, Windows 10's built-in antivirus, a very good and reliable product.
The latest tests conducted by AV TEST indicate that Windows Defender offers very reliable performance, such as the products of security-only companies (Kaspersky and Symantec).
In particular, Windows Defender managed to have a final score of 18 points in the tests of the German company, receiving six points in tests that evaluate the protection, performance and usability of the product.
Only three other applications managed to get the top score: F-Secure SAFE, Kaspersky Internet Security and Symantec Norton Security.
Products developed by other top security vendors, such as Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Internet Security, Bitdefender Internet Security, Trend Micro Internet Security and VIPRE Security AdvancedSecurity, gained 17,5 points, losing half a point in one of the three test categories mentioned above.
Webroot SecureAnywhere had the lowest score with 11,5 points, after getting 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 version 1903), has the Windows Security feature, which groups Windows security. Contains antivirus, features to protect your account, firewall, device security, parental controls and more.