The security of our equipment, and therefore of our personal information , is key when working with our devices on a daily basis, so it is advisable to take the appropriate measures that serve as protection elements.
That is why one of the most widespread solutions is to use an antivirus software that protects our systems, although at that point, we must also have a good eye when choosing the most appropriate program in each case. For all this we have independent testing companies for this type of tools , such as AV-Test or AV-Comparatives , which every time carry out a new test bench for the most recent security solutions and in all types of platforms .
Well, to say that in what refers to the most recent tests that have been carried out in this regard, four have been the antivirus that have come out winners in this case, we refer to Windows Defender of Microsoft, Kaspersky Internet Security, F-Secure Safe and Trend Micro Internet Security, since all of them obtained the maximum score in the tests carried out by AV-Comparatives . Moreover, the four blocked 100% of the malware, although F-Secure also recorded the highest number of false positives , with 14 samples incorrectly marked as infected .
At the same time Windows Defender only scored 3 false positives, while the Kaspersky solution offered an impeccable performance with zero false positives and the best protection. In contrast, the BullGuard Internet Security and Quick Heal Total Security programs scored the lowest. In the first case, 2.5% of the malware managed to pass through its protection, while Quick Heal allowed 1.6% of the malicious code .
These are the most efficient antivirus in Windows 10
Contrary to what has happened on other occasions in the past, it should be noted the high performance of Windows Defender included in Windows 10 , so we can say that it has evolved substantially with the latest versions of Windows 10. So, now offers features security features that are often available in third-party security products , such as real-time protection and daily definitions updates.
At the same time this antivirus product has been revised to become the Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update , so now it groups all the security features available in the operating system itself . This means that the same application provides quick access to other security tools such as firewall settings or parental controls.
To finish we will say that these recent AV-Comparatives security tests were performed in a system that executes the mentioned version of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update. In addition, these tests are based on a set of 203 real-time controlled attacks focused on local exploits and URLs that point directly to Internet malware.