Microsoft Defender gets crowned one of the best antivirus software for Windows

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If you own a Windows PC or laptop, you might also already own one of the best antivirus software without any extra cost. Surprisingly, Microsoft Defender, pre-installed in Windows 10 and Windows 11, is crowned one of the best antivirus products in October 2021.

An independent organization named AV-TEST, which compares and evaluates antivirus solutions, conducted a test on 21 antivirus software including Microsoft Defender, McAfee, Avira, Avast, AVG, and others. The purpose was to discover the stability of those software solutions against various threats, including malware that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities, phishing emails, cyber-attacks, and more.

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Despite being free, Microsoft Defender ranked high on all key dimensions, such as security, performance and user experience. The test even concludes that the software is one of the best antivirus solutions for devices running on Windows 10 and Windows 11. Therefore, we don't have to spend extra money on other antivirus software anymore?

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