Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. The company has been pushing several updates frequently in various names. Recently, Windows 10 creator’s updates with several features were released. Windows 10 includes an integrated antivirus module named Windows Defender. We had worked with it for a long time. However, you should note that Windows Defender is not a full-blown virus removal software. In this article, we will examine the best antivirus tool for Windows 10.
If you make use of antivirus software, then it is not adequate. You should also make use of the anti-malware program. Your PC will be able to get rid of all virus and malware including spyware if you install a tool with these features. With the evolution of spyware, ransomware, and phishing it is absolutely necessary to install a virus solution which meets all the requirements.
Windows 10 automatically scans all the programs that you open. Moreover, it downloads new definitions from Windows Update. The tool also provides a unique interface for in-depth scanning. The advantage of Windows Defender is that the tool will not display unwanted pop-up messages and is lighter than competing antivirus solutions.
The tool is developed by Microsoft and hence you can believe in quality. If you install free antivirus programs, it will display advertisements. In Defender, you will not see any such problems.
When it comes to antivirus rankings, Windows Defender received low score with 3.5 out of from AV-TEST. When it comes to actual statistics, AV-TEST disclosed that it had caught 99 percent of the widespread and prevalent malware in October 2015. Moreover, Windows Defender had caught 95 percent of the zero-day attacks.
According to AV-Comparatives, Windows Defender had caught 94.5 percent of threats. Industry analysts feel that it is lower than other antivirus solutions. The tool caught 89 threats, which is pretty good. Meanwhile, BitDefender and Kaspersky managed to catch 100 percent of AV-TEST’s zero-day threats including 99.9 percent of both AV-TEST and AV-Comparatives.
According to Microsoft, the company has integrated malware into Windows Defender from a real-world perspective. The Redmond-based giant alleged that antivirus vendors fine tune their products to achieve success in tests. As of this writing, Microsoft employees has decided not comment on the test results.
Windows Defender will be suitable for installations with good security practices. If you are downloading freeware’s and other software on a daily basis, then you need to invest in third-party software products such as Eset, McAfee, AVG and much more.
Interestingly, Windows Defender will automatically disable when you install a third-party antivirus solution. If you uninstall the antivirus, then the Defender will enable it again.
That said, even if you install a premium antivirus software, it will not provide complete protection. If you download harmful programs, then your system will face problems. Hence, you should pick an antivirus software in such a way to prevent harmful viruses. If you are using an old PC, the latest antivirus solutions will run very slow.
The use of antivirus software depends upon the personal choice of users. If you are comfortable with Windows Defender, you can use it. Otherwise, you can install any other software available on the market.