Windows Defender Is Becoming the Powerful Antivirus That Windows 10 Needs

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Secondmineboy, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Macstorm

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    I don't know about that, but I do know this thread is based on WD and Windows 10, and the test posted and quoted by Martin_c is Windows 7 with MSE score.

    Maybe users should actually open the links and read these things.
     
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    Yes, it's funny.

    Every week, every month, year in and year out we hear these third-party AV fanboys yell and scream in thread after thread.

    But now suddenly these third-party AV fanboys are falling over each other on every single forum to post about how tests are suddenly not important, tests are biased, samples are suddenly wrong, that nobody ever come across so many malicious samples, that detection and blocking are suddenly not important - now it's suddenly all on the user, that settings are suddenly not fair and on and on and on they harp ....

    It's a waste of time caring about these usual third-party AV fanboy hotheads and their desire to be at war with everybody on every forum and in every media.

    When utilizing all the native security in Windows, we have great protection AND a fully functional OS every single day - life is good. :thumb::thumb:
     
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    No mention of the June test itself in the (misleading) title here https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...ld-protection-test-february-june-2017.395424/ only the Feb to June one and a 'just to add' the June test in the description. It seems the terrific results of MS for June didn't deserve its own thread this time. So...
     
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    o_O

    Are you happy now? =
    If not, feel free to open a new thread with June results.
     
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    That's fine, I just saw that you corrected the title of your thread. I thought you "forgot it" this time ;)
     
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    Wait a minute, so it outperformed certain third party AV's, without the need for the cloud and SmartScreen? This sounds fishy, the test must be rigged, LOL.
     
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    The detection rates aren't bad. Now they need to work on those performance numbers.
     
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    Yes exactly, good detection rates. But I don't want to hear any complaints about SmartScreen being disabled the next times it scores badly in testing done by MRG. :thumb:
     
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    Now WD is relegated on my PC to running as a backup AV scanner.
     
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    I will still complain even if it continues to do good at AV Comparatives/AV Tests because I believe that those tests dont reflect the native security of Windows 10, thats the test that I want to see, default Windows 10 security.

    Windows Defender with Cloud assistance + SmartScreen + Windows Defender Exploit Guard (EMET on steroids) is what I want to see properly tested in the near future.

    I know that some people will complain about that, they will say that it isnt an antivirus test anymore, but they forget that antivirus arent about signatures anymore, so if only Windows Defender is tested some modules of default security wont be utilized and this will impact negatively the results.

    Some third party antivirus vendors really need to step up their game because they arent doing better than the free, default protection of Windows.
     
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    I disable SmartScreen. That's where all of the false positives come from...
     
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