Is Windows Defender the best Antivirus for Windows?

There are many great antivirus programs out there and for some reason, I never considered Windows Defender to be the best, maybe because I’m one of these extra cautious people.

Windows Defender ranked as one of the best!

Yup, you read that correctly! AVTest, an independent antivirus test institute has rated Windows Defender as a Top Product! Gaining a score of 6.0/6.0! The full report can be read here.

It seems that Windows Defender has gone a very long way, especially to be in line with other paid products. I remember a time when Defender was considered to be one of the worst solutions, so Microsoft has definitely gone a long way.

This raises some questions...

So what does this mean for paid software? Paid antivirus software has been known for adding additional security features such as URL advisers and many others.

It’s a good thing that Microsoft has upped their game with improving Defender but In my opinion, they now need to find a way to prevent issues by educating people about bad URLs and dodgy websites, something the other free programs are already doing. After all, the most powerful tool is your brain!

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!