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"The latest round of security tests performed by German institute AV-TEST shows that Microsoft Security Essentials and the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool are well behind competition when it comes to removing an existing infection from a Windows system."

 

 

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Don't get too comfy around Windows Defender :) Windows Defender was always a terrible performer and should be un-bundled from Windows as a precautionary security measure.

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AV tests are overrated and often bribed for the "top spot".

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To be fair the MSRT doesn't have definitions for every virus ever created. the MSRT is not an antivirus. it scans for specific infections

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31 minutes ago, warwagon said:

To be fair the MSRT doesn't have definitions for every virus ever created. the MSRT is not an antivirus. it scans for specific infections

Yes. Weird they would test MSRT as an Antivirus program...which it really isn't...per se.  As you and Microsoft say... it "helps remove infections by specific, prevalent malicious software." 

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