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2019-02-24T10:18:00Z

What do you like most about Microsoft Defender Antivirus?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Microsoft Defender Antivirus?

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2727 Answers

reviewer1532022 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The main features of this solution are that it handles everything by itself and is well integrated.

2021-05-19T08:34:34Z
Carlo Du Plessis - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

One of the valuable features of the solution is the small updates that keep my machine relatively clean from any infections.

2021-04-07T09:41:59Z
reviewer1516353 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The solution's main antivirus capabilities are okay. So far, they have kept us safe.

2021-02-25T19:35:30Z
OmidKoushki - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This product is flexible, and it is very easy to get updates from the Microsoft website.

2021-01-30T13:47:45Z
Charles Levy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The antivirus features are very useful.

2021-01-29T16:55:26Z
Lalit Vazirani - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The features I have found most valuable are the ransomware and malware protection. The solution detects malware live and whenever it detects suspicious activity, it quarantines it.

2020-12-29T10:45:00Z
reviewer1473762 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution integrates very well with Windows applications and Microsoft endpoint products.

2020-12-16T15:25:49Z
reviewer1464093 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It is stable and very easy to use.

2020-12-06T06:26:42Z
reviewer1432815 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I am using it for very simple purposes. It is perfect and quite effective. I have been using it for a while, and I have never had any virus infection, data leak, or other security breaches.

It works fine for standalone purposes. If you log on to OneDrive, it has ransomware protection.

2020-11-30T20:43:58Z
Chris Georgiou - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features are that it is flexible, and it is integrated with Microsoft products.

2020-11-23T15:31:30Z
reviewer1442253 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The biggest benefit to Windows Defender is that it is built-in to the operating system by Microsoft.

2020-11-08T06:36:20Z
reviewer1238874 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

This software is easy to use.

2020-10-22T18:24:56Z
Mani MS - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Its real-time security is the most valuable.

2020-10-08T07:25:26Z
reviewer1280631 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It is easy to install and use requiring little maintenance but applying updates.

2020-10-06T06:57:46Z
reviewer1327686 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The fact that it's from Microsoft, you don't have many false positives, unlike products from other vendors might have.

2020-08-13T08:33:46Z
reviewer1305759 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

It's absolutely free to use.

2020-08-12T07:01:47Z
Ganusha Alwis - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We have liked the fact that it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and it is constantly updated with all new virus definitions. It is also updated with new security features on a regular basis.

2020-06-30T08:17:00Z
John-Maina - PeerSpot reviewer
LeaderboardReal User

Automatic scanning and cleaning of viruses is the best and most valuable feature helping this tool to thrive. If any viruses are found, they are cleaned automatically.

2020-04-16T10:31:00Z
reviewer826284 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is that we can use the solution right out of the box without too much configuration.

2019-10-02T11:08:00Z
Jean-Jacques Niava - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and the updates are very simple.

2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
Gabriel Petcu - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Defender is integrated into the operating system. It's integrated with everything. You don't have to spend time analyzing what you have to do to be sure that the integration is okay between the security tool and all the other apps. This, from my point of view, is the main advantage.

2019-09-08T09:50:00Z
MicroAdmin677 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It's really stable. I've used a lot of stuff, a lot of products, like ESET and Kaspersky. None of them are comparable with this one. This one is much better.

2019-07-16T05:39:00Z
InfosecAn677 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

This is a very go, proactive solution to threat protection using advanced analysis.

2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
Abdou Soudaki - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I like the real-time protection features. Windows Defender will detect if there's a threat like a Trojan or something like that but Kaspersky lets it run normally.

2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
Defendwind677 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Within its class I think, it has a high and decent detection rate.

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
Ibikunle Imam - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It's free. There is no additional cost. It's part of Windows.

2019-06-27T06:06:00Z
ITsece56457 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Ensures that I'm working with a product that gets updated regularly without me having to remember to do it. Since it's a Microsoft product, I'm confident that it requires a low use of system resources. The benefit of that being that my computer isn't constantly being drained.

2019-02-24T10:18:00Z
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