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"The product is free of charge and comes integrated into Windows.""The solution is free.""This product is included in the pricing for Windows.""It is affordable and comes in the Office 365 bundle.""I pay for it through the Windows Professional or Standard license. It is a one-time cost for me, and I use the same license.""This solution is part of Windows and comes included with it.""I got it with the Microsoft Windows license.""The solution is an open source version and was free with a paid version of Windows 10."

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Top Answer: The main features of this solution are that it handles everything by itself and is well integrated.
Top Answer: There is no license needed, the solution comes with Microsoft Windows.
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2nd
out of 50 in Anti-Malware Tools
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Reviews
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Rating
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Microsoft Windows Defender, Windows Defender, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus, MS Defender Antivirus
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Microsoft Defender Antivirus is the next-generation protection component of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. This protection brings together machine learning, big-data analysis, in-depth threat resistance research, and the Microsoft cloud infrastructure to protect devices in your enterprise organization.

VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes files and URLs for viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content. Our goal is to make the internet a safer place through collaboration between members of the antivirus industry, researchers and end users of all kinds.

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Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm22%
Computer Software Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company21%
Government7%
Media Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise37%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise63%
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Microsoft Defender Antivirus is ranked 2nd in Anti-Malware Tools with 37 reviews while VirusTotal is ranked 20th in Anti-Malware Tools. Microsoft Defender Antivirus is rated 8.0, while VirusTotal is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Defender Antivirus writes "Good performance, reliable, and offers effective ransomware protection". On the other hand, Microsoft Defender Antivirus is most compared with Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, ESET Endpoint Security, CrowdStrike Falcon, Carbon Black CB Defense and Malwarebytes, whereas VirusTotal is most compared with MetaDefender, Cuckoo Sandbox, ReversingLabs Titanium Platform, Bitdefender Security for AWS and Avira Antivirus.

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