Windows Defender is getting better with every single update and
according to the most recent antivirus test, the Microsoft
has once again managed to improve the performance of Windows
10’s built-in antivirus. Microsoft has published a blog post to
praise the capabilities of Windows Defender, and the company
has also used this occasion to explain how it can protect user
data in the OS by default.
It goes with saying that the feature and cumulative updates
have improved Windows Defender and its
capabilities significantly in the past few years.
According to the latest results obtained from January-February
2018 AV-TEST research. Windows Defender also got a perfect
score in Protection tests.
Microsoft has improved Windows Defender in almost all areas,
with the default antivirus solution getting a score of 5.5
points out of a maximum of 6 in performance tests.
“Windows Defender AV improved this cycle, achieving a 5.5/6.0
Performance score and outperforming the industry in almost all
areas. These results reflect the investments we put in
optimizing Windows Defender AV performance for high-frequency
actions (e.g., application run),” says Zaid Arafeh, Senior
Program Manager, Windows Defender Research team.
Windows Defender has been updated to protect users from all
attacks. “Windows Defender ATP’s antivirus capability achieved
a perfect overall Protection score in the January-February 2018
tests,” the company explains. The security feature arsenal is
bundled into the operating system to protect users from
The latest Windows 10 April 2018 Update has improved
Windows Defender with updated antivirus engine that
can block and protect users running the operating system.
Microsoft’s next big update,
Windows 10 Redstone 5 is expected to rename Windows
Defender Security Center to Windows Security. The
rebrand would make sense for the security approach that
Microsoft embraces for Windows 10. The new Windows
Security is available for the beta testers, and it’s likely
that it’ll be released to the production systems across
the world in October.