Microsoft’s Defender is rated higher than other top antivirus software

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If you’re a person that values security above everything else, you will surely want to read what these latest antivirus software charts have to say.

German-based IT Security research institute, AV-TEST, has just released its December 2021 best anti-virus programs assessment report for Windows 10 home users.

Security experts analyzed 20 different anti-malware programs from various companies and the test also included Microsoft’s Windows Defender.

Defender defeats heavyweight rivals in security check

As in previous months, Windows Defender has obtained a very good rating, scoring the full eighteen points available.

Thus the product received the AV-TEST TOP PRODUCT certification as it has scored higher than the 17.5 points threshold.

Now, the Redmond tech giant’s virtual police officer has joined the ranks of similar high-rated solutions available, such as ESET, Kaspersky, Avira, and Norton.

Defender has actually done better this time around, as some of its heavyweight rivals like Avast, AVG, and Malwarebytes have each scored lower in one of the protection, performance, and usability categories.

However, keep in mind that these are still rated AV-TEST TOP PRODUCT because each of them has managed to score 17.5 points.

So, if you too want to stay safe in this everchanging and dangerous online world, we’re sure that you’ll find a suitable antivirus in the list above.

Or, you could skip the search altogether and go with Microsoft’s own Defender, since its security capabilities can no longer be questioned by skeptics.

Out of all the software solutions in the list, which one is your most trusty antivirus program? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.

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