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It’s one of the greatest comeback stories in PC antivirus software history. Windows Defender – which was once at the bottom of the pile in terms of antivirus software rankings – is now officially better than half its competition according to a new antivirus test. That antivirus test was released this past week. AV-Test.org published its latest findings and gave a surprisingly good ratiRead More
For years, Microsoft has been the laughing stock of the antivirus industry. It seems like every year, we’re posting results from some antivirus test or another that said that programs like Windows Defender did a dismal job of protecting computers. Well, Microsoft is about to feel a little cocky, folks: Microsoft recently aced tests performed by the AV-Test Institute, where it earned a respectRead More
Need to protect Windows 8.1 from dangerous virus threats? According to a new report, Kaspersky and BitDefender are your best options. Kaspersky, BitDefender, and Qihoo 360 were recently chosen by AV-Test as Windows 8.1’s best antivirus software programs. AV-Test just recently released the results of its February antivirus tests. Here’s what those results look like: In case you’rRead More
AV-Test has once again tested a range of popular antivirus products and Microsoft Security Essentials has once again failed the test. The German-based antivirus testing company released the results of its antivirus test pitting 28 popular programs against one another. Some of the software was free, while other software was paid. The software was tested using 153 pieces of zero-day malware (iRead More
Microsoft has invested a lot into its development of Windows 8. One of the most important parts of that operating system is Microsoft Security Essentials, which provides users with a basic first line of defense against viruses, malware, and other threats. Well, at least that’s what Microsoft wants you to think. According to recent testing, Microsoft Security Essentials might not provide a gooRead More