Malware Protection Capabilities
Both Malwarebytes and Windows Defender offer excellent protection from malware.
The website AV-test.org, a third-party antivirus software evaluator, has given them both top marks for protection as of April 2021.
Malwarebytes detected 100% of the 278 malware samples that were used in the test to detect zero-day malware attacks.
In the widespread detection test, Malwarebytes also detected 100% of the 16990 malware samples that were used.
Windows Defender Results;
Windows Defender also detected all the malware attack samples that were used in both tests, giving the software an excellent score.
Malwarebytes' Premium version was tested compared to the Free Windows Defender. The Malwarebytes free version may not be up to the same level of security, given that it doesn’t offer real-time protection.
If you want free protection it is clear that Windows Defender is a quality solution. We're calling this one a tie.
|Winner for malware protection: Tie