Many of you are looking to install a reliable antivirus on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer or tablet, but what you might be overlooking is the fact that the built-in Windows Defender might be the best solution you’re looking for
Just like the title of this article says it, this is a personal opinion and some or many might disagree with it. But I’m fine with that and I understand that a dedicated antivirus solution like Kaspersky, Norton or other might be considered better. After all, you pay for that while Windows Defender comes as a built-in solution. Therefore, as free antivirus, personally, I consider Windows Defender to be the best, if not, at least among the top 5 antivirus solutions to use.
Windows Defender does a swell job protecting my Windows 8.1 PC
But in Windows 8 and in Windows 8.1, it has done wonders for me, always protecting against any type of malware or viruses, and it seems that Microsoft has done a really good job upgrading a lot of the functions that Windows Defender comes with. In the battle for the best free Windows 8.1 antivirus between Windows Defender and Avast, Maximum PC choose Avast, but here’s what they said about Windows Defender:
Avast wins this bout by taking three of the five categories and tying in another, though it’s not quite as lopsided as it appears. Windows Defender, while not as fully featured as Avast, is capable of blocking common threats, and it doesn’t put a drain on system resources. Avast’s army of defenses is just bigger and better trained to spot danger from more places, like IM clients. It also has a bigger arsenal of weapons.
Also, you might want to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials, as well, for increased protection. Besides Windows Defender, you definitely could try the following free antivirus solutions: AVG, Avast, Avira, Zone Alarm or Panda. But for me, Windows Defender has done wonders. What are your experiences?