Antivirus tests confirm Windows Defender offers 100% malware protection

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Windows & Software Expert
Milan has been enthusiastic about technology ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. He's a PC enthusiast and he... read more
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Due to the increasing number of malware attacks worldwide, using a reliable antivirus solution is extremely important. An outdated antivirus solution can expose your system to millions of security threats out there.

The security experts at AV-TESTS conducted a new series of tests on the antivirus programs currently available on the market.

Generally speaking, major security products including McAfee, Bitdefender, Symantec, F-Secure, Kaspersky Lab got a good score in the March/April 2019 test results.

The company revealed that all of them scored 6 points in the performance, protection, and usability test.

The second batch of antivirus solutions included: Windows Defender, AhnLab, VIPRE Security, AVG, Avira, and Avast.


Most Windows 10 users underestimate the capabilities of their built-in security product. This native security solution comes pre-installed on all Windows devices.

Windows Defender gets a high AV-TESTS score

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The research conducted by AV-TESTS proved that Windows Defender is one of the best security solutions out there.

Surprisingly, Windows Defender scored a total of 17.5 points. The individual scores for usability, protection, and performance are 6, 6 and 5.5 points respectively.

As a matter of fact, the test results for the month of March and April show that Windows Defender provided 100% protection against 0-day malware attacks.

When browsing the web, the built-in security solution didn’t generate any false alarms. However, the research firm performed a security scan and says that a legit application was mistakenly considered to be malware.

This is not an alarming condition because AV-TEST considers 3 warnings as an industry average.

Make sure you use a top-notch antivirus solution and install the latest patches as soon as they’re out to keep your computer protected.


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