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Microsoft Defender was rated as one of the worst offline antivirus product

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Microsoft Defender was rated as one of the worst offline antivirus product



 

Microsoft Defender was rated as one of the worst offline antivirus product. 

Microsoft Defender is classified as the worst product! Offline antivirus effective rate is only 60.3%


On April 15, antivirus software testing company AV-Comparatives released its March 2022 report.

According to the report, Microsoft Defender, the antivirus software that comes with Windows, was rated as one of the worst offline antivirus products, with an effective rate of only 60.3%.

This shows that Microsoft Defender relies heavily on networked cloud antivirus.

 

AV-Comparatives tests the ability of antivirus software to detect both normal and malicious files.

 

Microsoft Defender was rated as one of the worst offline antivirus product

 

 

In testing, Microsoft Defender ranked very low in offline mode. It was 60.3 percent effective compared to Avast’s 94.2 percent and Kasperksy’s 78 percent.

In networked mode, however, Microsoft Defender was 98.8 percent effective, approaching Avast’s 99.5 percent.

 

Offline testing is intentional. Although Internet Scanner will protect your computer against the latest virus threats, not every PC is always online and can get the protection of Software Cloud Scanner.

 

Despite some poor numbers for Microsoft Defender, at the end of the AV-Comparatives report, Microsoft Defender received a premium “+” award.

 

A small downside won’t cause serious problems with antivirus software, but when your PC is offline, you need to be extra careful with unfamiliar files that may harbor computer viruses.

 

Microsoft Defender was rated as one of the worst offline antivirus product

 

 



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