There are a number of antivirus products available including the best Avast and Kaspersky.
Viruses and hackers are two of the worst nightmares of every computer owner. No one wants their personal information to be out there for the world to see or even for the hacker to see. Hence, it is often recommended that one should have an Antivirus software downloaded on the computer. With so many to choose from, here are the top 10 antivirus software available in 2015.
The new Avast Antivirus Pro includes in innovative scan that can help find security problems in the home router as well as harden browser for financial transactions. It also comes with useful tools such as anti-phishing software. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, Avast also offers a free version, which offers minimal protection.
- Bitdefender Antivirus
Similar to Avast, Bitdefender comes in two options – paid and free. Bitdefender’s free antivirus engine is one of the best around and the paid version is even better. The software runs on-demand and automatic scanning, real-time antivirus and antiphishing protection. There are practically no manual options on the free software, but the paid one comes with multiple options including scanning types and settings.
- AVG Antivirus
The free AVG Antivirus packages comes with ntivirus engine, email scanner, identity theft protection, and LinkScanner Surf-Shield to keep you safe online. Although it may seem a little complicated at first, once you get used to the interface it is easy.
- 360 Internet Security
A popular antivirus software in China, it is just entering the worldwide market. Created by Chinese software company, Qihoo, 360 Internet Security does not offer the full package, but is still offers three antivirus engines. The suite does not come with spam filter, firewall or parental controls, but does have BitDefender, its own QVM II, and Cloud 360.
- Avira Free Antivirus 2014
Avira is one of the simple free antivirus software available. It comes with easy set up and use and also offers free mobile support and backup. It offers the basic protection of monitoring your PC and eliminating threats.
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus
A pricy suite of antivirus software but worth every penny. Rated high on many lab tests, Kaspersky offers the full protection against antivirus, anti-spam, anti-phishing, firewall, parental protection and also monitoring and eliminating threats.
- Norton Antivirus Plus
Norton Antivirus by Symantec offers full protection for your computer. It keeps the system protected against all kinds of malicious threats and also stops viruses, worms, spyware, bots, and etc. It also protects your emails and instant messages, as well as blocks browser exploits against infected websites.
- McAfee AntiVirus Plus
The most expensive antivirus package on the list, McAfee is touted as one of the best antivirus software available on the market. However, there are many people who are skeptical, suggesting there are cheaper and better alternatives. The software scores high on the malicious URL blocking test and also comes with many bonus tools to help protect your PC from threats.
- Panda Antivirus Pro
Panda antivirus pro package offers a similar set of excellent antivirus protection as the free suite that the company offers. However, the paid software comes with a little extra such as Firewall and other protection features.
- Trend Micro Antivirus+
Trend has upgraded its latest version of Micro Antivirus, which now comes with a completely new look. The software is touted to be good at protecting against fraudulent or malicious URLs, and comes with spam filtering, firewall booster, and other bonus features.
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