Microsoft’s Antivirus Defending More than Half of Windows PCs

Microsoft’s Windows Defender antivirus is currently protecting more than half of the Windows devices out there, according to a company official.

In other words, out of the Windows devices where Windows Defender comes pre-installed, 50 percent stick with Microsoft’s antivirus, with the rest disabling it and switching to third-party protection.

This is an important achievement for Microsoft, especially because in the last decade, third-party security software has become more or less mandatory on a Windows device given the security risks.

Windows Defender, the leading AV

But at the same time, Windows Defender itself improved a lot lately, so defending more than half of the Windows devices out there is something that’s not necessarily surprising. According to the latest round of antivirus tests from AV-TEST, Windows Defender is on… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.