Microsoft Defender now whoops up ransomware real good

August 24, 2022

Few would have imagined that Microsoft Defender would grow up to become one of the finest in tackling malware like viruses and ransomware, but here we are living in this reality.

For years, Microsoft security solutions were considered baseline security, with experts recommending the deployment of third-party programs such as Norton, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, and Panda Security.

But those days are long gone, as Microsoft Defender is performing right up there with the best—and it is mighty impressive that the application comes bundled with Windows and is available to users for free.

Antivirus assessment firm AV-TEST is here with its latest malware protection test, focused on ransomware, for April 2022.

The results now show Microsoft Defender scoring full points in both the corporate edition and consumer edition tests. This is an all-the-more praiseworthy performance from Defender, as consumers can now expect a similar level of protection that enterprise users get.

A total of 34 products were put under the radar this time from 17 participating firms in 10 test scenarios. Products in the home user or consumer category differed from those in the corporate category.

The images below show the scores obtained by solutions in both categories:

Up next, we have two images that provide a breakdown of how well Defender performed for Windows home users in 10 live-tested scenarios:

And finally, we have the breakdown for business users:

Excellent showing all around from Microsoft Defender, which can now proudly boast about going toe to toe with the best in the business. This is not just for end users but also for companies who want that peace of mind.

You can find more details on the official AV-TEST website here.

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Fahad Ali is a professional freelancer, specializing in technology, web design and development and enterprise applications. He is the primary contributor to this website. When he is not typing away on his keyboard, he is relaxing to some soft jazz.

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