Microsoft promotes Windows Defender Antivirus in new white paper

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If you use Windows as your daily driver, it is strongly recommended to use Windows Defender or a third-party antivirus to protect your PC. Actually, Windows Defender has become really good, to the point that a Google Chrome engineer recently described it as “the only well behaved AV”. It’s not often that we see someone from Google saying something nice about Microsoft, (actually, Google exec Prabhakar Raghavan recently said that Windows 10 S was “a validation of the approach we’ve taken”) but the Redmond giant also wants you to know why Windows Defender is a great choice for consumers.

Today, the company published a new white paper, Evolution of malware prevention, that explains how Windows Defender uses next generation technologies to analyze malicious signals. “At Microsoft, we have the luxury of having the efficiency and precision of traditional antivirus and automated, intelligence-based capabilities that use behavioral analysis, heuristics, and machine learning to scale out our human experts,” explained the company in a blog post.

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