Windows Defender on Windows 10 gets max protection rating from AV-TEST

Aleksandar Ognjanovic By: Aleksandar Ognjanovic
2 minute read
windows defender AV test rating

Home » Windows Defender on Windows 10 gets max protection rating from AV-TEST

Due to various third-party protective solutions, Windows Defender is frequently overlooked. However, one of the most respected independent IT-security institutes, AV-TEST, recently put Windows Defender to various tests and it seems that it is one of the best malware -protection solutions one can use for Windows 10 in the current meta of the internet.

Results reach maximum grades in the Protection category, while they are well above average in the Performance class. The slight signs of underwhelming are to be found in overall Usability since the false detections can occur from time to time. Ratings are as the below:

  • Protection: 6/6
  • Performance: 5/6
  • Usability: 4/6

windows defender AV test rating

This unexpected success of Windows Defender for Windows 10 owns its merits to the Cloud-based protection and analysis. This protective network which unites all Windows 10 users is by far above the signature-based protection, since it ‘evolves’ in its protective values and learns about threats in the real time. That’s one positive way to utilize Windows 10 platform, the one that grants improved protection to all users.

Also, Windows Defender is highly regarded as one of the least intrusive protective suits. The negative effects on standard Windows 10 workflow are rarely found.

Nonetheless, there are a few anti-malware tools that get even higher grades. But, taking into consideration that the Defender is a native application and it’s completely free of charge, it can be the best solution of choice for home users.

You can find the detailed ratings by following this link to AV-TEST.

What are your thoughts on Windows Defender for Windows 10? Can it compete with paid third-party solutions?

Feel free to tell us in the comments section below.



Next up

9 best webcam software for Windows users

Ivan Jenic By: Ivan Jenic
8 minute read

Most of us use a front camera on our laptop or tablet just for video chatting on Skype. However, camera on Windows devices can be […]

Continue Reading

5 best software for hard surface modeling [FRESH LIST]

John Waibochi avatar. By: John Waibochi
2 minute read

Like in other professions, you need the right gear to succeed as a hard surface artist. Specifically, you will need the best software for hard […]

Continue Reading

5 of the best software for UML diagrams to use on Windows 10

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
Less than a 1 minute read

UML (Unified Modeling Language) diagrams are visual representations of software systems. The diagrams are essential for software engineers who need to document software systems. There […]

Continue Reading