Microsoft Security Essentials was on top over the years, but now Microsoft admits that Third-Party Antivirus works better than MSE. MSE is once on top of the rankings in 2009. Recent interview with Holly Stewart of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center said that Microsoft has shifted their main focus.
We’re providing all of that data and information to our partners so they can do at least as well as we are,” she said. “The natural progression is that we will always be on the bottom of these tests. And honestly, if we are doing our job correctly, that’s what will happen.