In an interview, the company admits it has turned its AV app into a "baseline program," and that the app will "always be on the bottom" of the AV software rankings, where it has languished in the last two years after a few years on top.
Microsoft also adds that "the company is just sharing its virus tracking findings with the security industry so they can develop better antivirus programs."
MSE (or Windows Defender in Windows 8) has always been an extremely light-weight app, and it was popular for not being annoying like more commercial programs like McAfee and Norton.
A few great free options if you want to move away from MSE are Avira, Avast and AVG.
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Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 6 Oct 2013 12:34