Some people want to know what is the "best antivirus", I am a little disappointed and it's difficult for me to answer this question. I think Windows Defender is good but I can't give arguments. How can I answer this?

  • If you search for AV rating sites, they will provide their own ways of evaluating and comparing AV software. – schroeder Feb 14 at 23:18
  • I don't know who "Some People" are, but I suggest you respond with addressing the infrastructure and asking, "Who will maintain whatever AV is chosen, and at what cost?" It's not just a question of "Best". – user10216038 Feb 14 at 23:40
  • For the average person, Windows Defender is probably what you want. It's fast and designed quite well. – forest Feb 15 at 1:24

Normally when doing a product evaluation you look at multiple factors:

  • What do you seek as minimum features to achieve the desired outcome (e.g. centrally managed, easy deployment, offline/online updates, HIDS/HIPS support, file integrity monitoring, etc...)
  • For AV specifically you want to look at coverage, this can be seen in most comparison websites (e.g. after submitting x amount of samples, how many were detected)
  • How fast do they update their sources
  • What's the cost

This is what I would normally put as part of an evaluation for AV.

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