Microsoft Defender Antivirus Valuable Features

InfosecAn677
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The features that are most valuable for us are cloud analytics from the APT (Advanced Threat Protection) engine or quarantine, deletion, and removal. Basically, they work by web engine. Simply, it is proactive in resolving potential issues. View full review »
John-Maina
Navision Consultant and user support at NCPD
Automatic scanning and cleaning of viruses is the best and most valuable feature helping this tool to thrive. If any viruses are found, they are cleaned automatically. Another feature is the ability to filter sites and block harmful ones, which makes it to enter sites with full protection. This ensures no harmful Trojans can be sent into our systems through those sites and are always blocked when detected. Another great feature is the ability to warn the system user, making it easier to know when a virus has been found on our system. It is easy to use and has a lot functionality to make systems safeguarded in the right manner. View full review »
reviewer1516353
Technical Support Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution's main antivirus capabilities are okay. So far, they have kept us safe. There is cloud protection as well, however, we don't utilize that very much. View full review »
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reviewer1473762
Head Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The antivirus and their Office Defender are pretty good, although we are still processing that. It seems to be really great at protecting office documents. The solution integrates very well with Windows applications and Microsoft endpoint products. The product doesn't take up too many resources. You don't have to install it in different areas. It's very easy to implement and use. View full review »
Mani MS
CRM & IT Head at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Its a complete free version which came as in-built with windows and has no impact on our system performance. We don't need an extra software to be installed for security concerns and virus a such. It is very easy to use comparing to other available software's in the market. View full review »
Ibikunle Imam
CEO at floating-dot tech ltd
The malware features are most valuable for us because if you have an application that attacks, it is defended. It gives you a prompt and doesn't allow you to launch that app. If there's an application that has suspicious malware you downloaded from the internet, it gives you a prompt to prevent the application from launching. Microsoft Windows Defender moves it to the recycle bin automatically. View full review »
ITsece56457
IT Security Analyst at Ingenium Group
One of the most valuable features of this product is the ability to "set it and forget it." I don't go in and make any changes to the settings. Another value add is the size of the user base, which is fairly large because it's a free MS product. I would imagine that it would be quite competitive since a blacklisting solution such as this is only as good as the threat intelligence it receives. I'm pretty sure that if the tool discovers something foreign and malicious it will upload that information back to Microsoft. The value of the tool is inherent within the size of the user base, which is fairly large because it's a free product by a trusted company. View full review »
reviewer1305759
Team Lead at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The solution was highly ranked in the Gartner Report. It's absolutely free to use. The anti-malware features are great. It doesn't use up a lot of resources on my laptop, so it's not slowing anything down. The product is very easy to use. View full review »
reviewer1432815
Project Director at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am using it for very simple purposes. It is perfect and quite effective. I have been using it for a while, and I have never had any virus infection, data leak, or other security breaches. It works fine for standalone purposes. If you log on to OneDrive, it has ransomware protection. View full review »
Defendwind677
Associate System Engineer - Security Services at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Within its class I think, it has a high and decent detection rate. View full review »
Gabriel Petcu
Program Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the protection given via the antivirus. View full review »
OmidKoushki
Network Specialist at KIAN company
It is very simple to use and easy to scan systems. This product is flexible, and it is very easy to get updates from the Microsoft website. We are using the firewall features. View full review »
MicroAdmin677
‎Microsoft Enterprise administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is really fast. I have never experienced any viruses since I've been using it. View full review »
Lalit Vazirani
Director at Darknext
The features I have found most valuable are the ransomware and malware protection. The solution detects malware live and whenever it detects suspicious activity, it quarantines it. We set our protection to the tightest possible settings, which prevents non-approved applications from making any changes to our computers'. View full review »
Abdou Soudaki
IT Help Desk at Elsewedy Electric Algerie
I find the layer protection and real-time protection very useful because when I launch a program, I always have a notification and an alarm. Sometimes I am on a program on Windows Defender and sometimes on Kaspersky and it shows up on whatever I am using. I like the real-time protection features. Windows Defender will detect if there's a threat like a Trojan or something like that but Kaspersky lets it run normally. View full review »
reviewer1280631
Manager Cyber Defense Operations Centre at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
Ganusha Alwis
Manager-Information System & Product Management at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We have liked the fact that it comes with Microsoft Windows 10 and it is constantly updated with all new virus definitions. It is also updated with new security features on a regular basis. We don't use any other third party products. View full review »
Jean-Jacques Niava
Deputy Director at BG Service
The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and the updates are very simple. View full review »
Chris Georgiou
Director, IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are that it is flexible, and it is integrated with Microsoft products. That gives us peace of mind. I like the security center, as well as the full picture of our security profile and insights. View full review »
Charles Levy
Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
The antivirus features are very useful. View full review »
reviewer1238874
Network Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I like that this product comes included with Windows. This software is easy to use. View full review »
reviewer1327686
Head - IT Operations & Enterprise Systems Support at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I like best is that it is part of the operating system, as opposed to a third-party application. The fact that it's from Microsoft, you don't have many false positives, unlike products from other vendors might have. Updates occur frequently throughout the day. View full review »
reviewer1464093
Co-Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It is stable and very easy to use. View full review »
reviewer826284
MIS Director at a real estate/law firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that we can use the solution right out of the box without too much configuration. View full review »
reviewer1442253
IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
The biggest benefit to Windows Defender is that it is built-in to the operating system by Microsoft. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Defender Antivirus. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
464,857 professionals have used our research since 2012.