Windows Defender is suffering from poor offline detection and false alarms, according to AV-compparatives

Windows Defender is suffering from poor offline detection and false alarms, according to AV-comppara ...

AV-Comparatives, an anti-malware assessment company, has released its latest September 2022 report. Microsoft''s inside-house Defender antivirus has a total of 668.8% offline detection rates, while G DATA has topped the chart with 96.0%. This means Microsoft Defender is significantly better than Defender''s previous March test.

The Microsoft product''s online detection and protection rates are among the best. Here''s how AV-Comparatives defines the two:

The File Detection Test we conducted in previous years was a detection-only test. It also only tested the capacity of security agencies to detect a malicious program file before execution.

This Malware Protection Test will look at non-detecting rates, but also the protection capabilities, d. h. the ability to prevent a malicious program from making any changes to the system.

In the image below, you may see the complete comparison of the various anti-malware options for offline and online detection rates.

Defender has been dealing with several instances of it recently, as you may have seen earlier. This is despite Microsoft clearly stating that it wants to improve in this aspect.

Despite the fact that Microsoft did not receive any malware sample requests, Trend Micro was made in 259 compromises. The products have been classified in clusters (either 1, 2, 3, or 4) depending on their protection rates:

The full test results show the breakdown of each of the percentage categories - compromised, user-dependent, blocked, and false positives

The results of all products are being ranked as a result of the effectiveness of anti-malware solutions in terms of their statistical clusters assigned (image above) and the total false positives found.

Defender had gotten the ADVANCED+ award last time, but this time has to pay for ADVANCED. AV-Comparatives has yet to admit that the very high number of false positives has affected this.