Whether to protect against blackmail Trojans or stolen Bank data: virus protection is on every computer duty. The question is just: Enough the free, preinstalled Software, or it should be better to have a purchasing program? The experts from AV-Test recently tested 19 security solutions for private users and 19 protection programs for businesses, Windows 10.

Windows Defender as well as competitors

The surprising result: The on-Board Windows Defender has been expanded over the past years consistently and now is very good. Overall, Microsoft’s bouncer 17,5 took out of a possible 18 points. The half point deduction, the Software suffered because of the Installation of twelve commonly used applications delayed more. In everyday life, but this is not further tragic.

Much more important is the test results, the protective effect – and here the Windows could Shine Defender: He’s got a full score. Within two months there were only two false positives, this is acceptable.


The test results at a Glance

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With this assessment, is the Windows Defender on par with the popular protection Software Avira Antivirus. The winner of the test, each with 18 points, Bitdefender Internet Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, McAfee Internet Security, and Norton Security (no Ranking, listed by alphabetical order).

Stiftung Warentest is also convinced

Also in the Stiftung Warentest, the Windows could cut off the Defender well. Was criticised for the lack of Phishing protection, but most browsers have JavaScript already on Board. Overall, both Tests show that You do not need to spend for a good virus protection necessarily money. Another advantage is that programs from a third party require a lot of permissions to be able to work properly.

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