Updated 18 Jan 2017

Microsoft

Windows 10 with Chrome

Snapshot: Microsoft Windows 10 with Chrome is the default protection and has an anti-phishing feature. How well can it protect your computer?

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Test results

Overall score
52
Protection
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
System impact
?/10

Good points

  • Minimal system impact.
  • Has backup feature.
  • Has anti-phishing protection.

But

  • Just OK to use.
  • No anti-spam protection.
  • No banking protection feature.

How we test

Overall score:

  • Protection (65%)
  • Ease of use (25%)
  • System impact (10%)

Protection includes:

  • Anti-malware performance including on-demand scanning, malware detection, false positive malware detection, URL protection and real-world protection from known malicious websites.
  • Firewall performance including features and settings aw well as incoming and outgoing protection – incoming protection tests the firewall’s ability to detect and prevent external scans; outgoing protection tests the ability to detect and prevent unauthorised data being sent outward to the internet, including sensitive data such as credit card details.

Ease of use takes into account: installation, configuration and normal day-to-day use of the software as well as clarity/simplicity of the user interface. We also look at the user help such as guidance, help menu and options and updating the software.

System impact includes assessment of the software’s use of disk space and memory plus its effect on boot time and on common tasks such as program launch and use, file use, copying and conversion.

Key data

Program

Number of PCs on licence
n/a
Licence period (years)
1
Version tested
4.10.14393.0

Features

Similar version for Mac OS
n/a
Windows 8 integration
na
Windows 10 supported
na
Anti-phishing
Anti-spam
No
Parental controls
Backup
Banking protection feature
×
E-mail scanner
×
POP3 protection incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
IMAP4 protection of incoming messages in Windows Live Mail
Settings password protected
×
Offline help
×
Download of a bootable CD / DVD
Download of a bootable USB key
Can create a bootable CD / DVD
×
Can create a bootable USB key
×
Minimum requirements - Processor
1 GHz or faster
Minimum requirements - RAM
2 GB
Minimum requirements - Hard disk
16 GB 32 bits; 20 GB 64 bits;
Recommended requirements - Processor
No recommended requirement
Recommended requirements - RAM
No recommended requirement
Recommended requirements - Hard disk
No recommended requirement
Software requirements - Browser
Nothing required

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