Security of your system and valuable things is always an issue for window user. As this problem raised many third parties intervened and play their role by providing quality antivirus software to protect the system from viruses, malware, and network threats. Similarly, Microsoft itself tried to give better security for their operating system, and they started a program with the name of Microsoft Security Essentials which latest form is known as Windows Defender.
Windows Defender latest version is quite better than other third party antiviruses due to its spectacular features. Many independent IT security institutes like AV-TEST and AV COMPARATIVES who evaluate the antiviruses monthly on the bases of their protection, performance, and usability has given an outstanding rating for Windows 10 defender.
AV-TEST gives it rating 5.5 out of 6. According to AV tests, Windows Defender currently provides 100% protection from zero-day malware attacks and reduces web browsing speed to 4% (industry average of 10%). So, in this way, it is indeed capable of mixing with big Giants not only this, but it is better than another antivirus due to these reasons:
Windows 10 Defender is Built into OS
At first, this may seem silly, but it is not stupid or empty as it sounds. Windows Defender has some advantages that are integrated directly into the operating system itself.
No need to install anything
If you are using Windows 10, Windows Defender already has your system. You do not have to look for it. Just turn it on.
No need to manage separate updates
When new copies of Windows Defender are available, they are recovered using Windows Update. So you do not have to worry about being old.
It integrates the system with itself
You can recognize the manipulation of the registry or the configuration of the application. It works perfectly with requests for user account control. You can protect the malware from the Windows recovery environment.
Windows 10 Defender is Absolutely Free
Usually, this is "free!" There is not enough reason to use something: there is a large amount of waste available without a price, so when we search for free software, what we are looking for is "free enough."
We'll cover a "good enough" side of Windows Defender in the reasons below, but let's take a moment to discover how Windows Defender is completely free.
As mentioned earlier, Windows Defender is integrated into the same operating system so you will not have to pay any extra to use it. But unlike other free security programs, this avoids two important problems that often arise.
First, most security programs come in free and paid versions, which means that the free version tends to be limited, or even disabled, in some way. You can get real-time detection, but there's no way to eliminate the malware, for example.
Secondly, security software is a business in which money is the end result, and this often appears as "complaint screens" that ask you to pay cash to get paid updates and advanced features. So, in short
- No need to upgrade into the premium version
- Free for a lifetime with all features
Many people still see Windows Defender as the primitive and non-evolutionary program that first appeared with Windows XP, but much has changed since then. It is full of features now.
Real-time Malware protection
Windows Defender is a real-time solution that runs silently in the background while using your computer. It looks for the malware that is currently running on your system and, if detected, will block and remove it.
Cloud base updates
The difficult part of IT security is that anti-malware programs are always one step behind real malware, so the most vulnerable period is when a new piece of malware is launched for the first time.
This is why you need to maintain Windows Defender's peer-based protection. This sends newly discovered malware reports to Microsoft so that they can develop new detection rules that are then applied to all Windows Defender users.
Sometimes, an unpleasant malware infection cannot really clean up while running the operating system. When this happens, Windows Defender can restart your computer and clean everything before loading Windows.
Before the anniversary update, this function (known as Windows Defender Offline) was available only if you have a boot disk, but now you can run it without problems when applying the configuration.