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    Windows Defender trails third-party antivirus in tests, but Microsoft says you should still use it over other products.

    kingfish

      No surprises here....

       

      Microsoft's Windows Defender ranks seventh out of 15 antivirus (AV) products in an independent test. But the results don't tell the whole picture, argues Microsoft.

      With improvements to Windows 10's built-in Windows Defender antivirus, some users are questioning whether it's worth paying for a third-party product from the likes of Symantec, McAfee or Kaspersky.

      But according to the latest results for Windows home and business use from German AV benchmarking firm, AV-Test, Windows Defender is still trailing third-party AV, tying in seventh place with four other vendors.

      Microsoft: Here's why Windows Defender AV isn't ranked higher in new antivirus tests | ZDNet