Antivirus testing lab AV-TEST has released new statistics, revealing that Microsoft’s Security Essentials ( Windows Defender in Windows 8) is once again "the baseline" of antivirus softwares available on the market, when it comes to protection from malwares.
To get AV-TEST’s certification, an antivirus needs to get at least 10 points. But Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) managed to achieve only 9.5 points. MSE got 0.5 points out of 6 for the protection, 5 for the performance when tested on Windows 7, and 4 out of 6 for the usability.
New test results: