Windows Defender: Defenseless
(Applies to Microsoft Security Essentials too)
If you’re using Window 8x or Windows 10 and you are relying on the built-in Windows Defender to protect you, you’re in for a shock – you’re basically unprotected. Yes having Windows Defender running is better than nothing but barely.
Windows Defender is exactly the same program as Microsoft Security Essentials. So if you’re running Windows 7 or an older version of Windows and you are using Microsoft Security Essentials you’re basically unprotected too.
Here is a graphic of the lowest rated antivirus/anti-malware programs:
Above this graphic from PC Magazine shows a composite rating of several antivirus/antimalware testing labs.Shown are the five most worthless security products. Microsoft Windows Defender is rated next to dead last.
Emsisoft is consistently rated among the top 5 antivirus products and it’s number one against malware; we think Emsisoft is the best and protects your computer better than any other security program and is easy to use and inexpensive (only $29.95 for a one-year subscription when you order from us!).
But if you don’t want to use Emsisoft, at least use use something other than Microsoft Security Essentials or, as it is known in Windows 8x and Windows 10 “Windows Defender otherwise you’re basically unprotected.
The time to act is now, before your computer becomes infected or infected worse than it already is. Use something else – almost anything else is better than Windows Defender (Microsoft Security Essentials).