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Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

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Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php?chart=chart2&year=2015&month=9&sort=1&zoom=2
I know it is only one month but I never expected Windows Defender to do better than Plusnet Protect a.k.a McAfee on Windows 7
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

Hmmm, no Norton?  Shocked
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

@oldjim
They didn't test Microsoft Defender at all in that report you linked to, I think you may have been looking at BITDefender by Bitdefender.com.

How can an independent test not look at the most popular software especially when it is free with every install? Makes you question how independent it really is.
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

Another test Here ,, different results
https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
http://www.alphr.com/security/6745/best-free-antivirus-2015-the-definitive-list-of-the-best-free-int...
trouble is too many review sites  Lips are sealed
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

Quote from: georgelnx
@oldjim
They didn't test Microsoft Defender at all in that report you linked to, I think you may have been looking at BITDefender by Bitdefender.com.

How can an independent test not look at the most popular software especially when it is free with every install? Makes you question how independent it really is.

OJ is referring to the white line of '...' that represents the 'Out of box protection' as provided by Windows Defender in Windows 7+
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

Quote from: georgelnx
@oldjim
They didn't test Microsoft Defender at all in that report you linked to, I think you may have been looking at BITDefender by Bitdefender.com.

How can an independent test not look at the most popular software especially when it is free with every install? Makes you question how independent it really is.
Look at the dotted line across the graph and move your mouse onto it
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

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.... I never expected Windows Defender to do better than Plusnet Protect a.k.a McAfee on Windows 7

McAfee really is dreadful software, very prone to letting viruses through in my experience. 
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

Windows Defender is Decent despite popular belief , especially if you add malwarebytes and some common sense Smiley 
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Re: Anti virus - Real World Test - surprise for me

Quote from: Oldjim
Look at the dotted line across the graph and move your mouse onto it

Opps missed that, my bad