Microsoft Windows Defender Review

Affordable and straightforward without much to improve for personal use


What is our primary use case?

I installed Windows Defender for personal use for my protection of my personal PC. I use it as an antivirus system so that I do not have any exposure to viruses on my PC. Obviously, I do not want to leave my PC open to virus threats. I have only used it on my personal PCs with the license I got for Office 365. I keep my patches and descriptions updated on my PC.  

Defender is installed only one one of my laptops. I am sure I will continue using it there as long as the licensing is valid.  

What is most valuable?

I really have not really worked with it that much to be able to customize my approach with it or anything like that. It pretty straightforward to install and use.  

What needs improvement?

I do not find that there is very much about it that needs to be improved. Everything can be cheaper I am sure. So, it could be less expansive.  

For how long have I used the solution?

It has been about six months now since I started using Microsoft Windows Defender.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am sure it is a scalable product.  

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I was just using or trying to get a personal PC secure using a product I got as part of the Office 365 package. There was no previous product installed.  

How was the initial setup?

I found that it was pretty straightforward to install and use. You install it and it is working almost immediately.  

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think that the product is affordable. At least it was for me. It is part of the Office 365 package.  

What other advice do I have?

I have used it enough to be sure that I could recommend it for home use on a PC.  

On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Defender as a nine-out-of-ten based on my experience.  

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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