Ten Antivirus Software Reviews
Having the right Antivirus software installed locally on your computer can be a huge benefit for you.There are many threats online and to be sure you are protected you need to be equipped with a good antivirus software that keeps you away from harm. In this article I will review from research that I have done a list of the Top 10 Antivirus software on the market right now. If you happen to surf the internet on a regular basis or use your computer for business or personal use everyday then it may be a good idea to invest in one of the antivirus software that I have reviewed below. Once your computer becomes infected with a virus, you could run the chance of losing all of your data, documents and sometimes your entire computer may need to be replaced.
The first antivirus software and one of the best is the Bitdefender AntivirusPro. This software leads the way on my list for many reasons. This antivirus software is the most comprehensive package with superb features that are totally flexible. This antivirus software will protect you from all posing threats online. It will protect you from viruses, spyware,phising, scams, web surfing, email and even Instant messaging chat. Their new feature (which is amazing ) is their Search Advisor. This protects you while surfing the web keeping you away from threatening sites (even ones that are on your search engines first page). The only Con that I could see is the software is so robust that it could be heavy on your computers resources.Though on most computers you probably wouldn't notice any decrease in performance and speed. You can get the Bitdefender AntivirusPro by either their boxed software or from a download online which is very quick and provides step by step instructions. The feature that stuck out most for me besides the Search Advisor is the "game mode" the software provides. The game mode feature turns off the software's interaction with you while you are playing a video game, watching a movie or while presenting to a group of people. Overall this antivirus software is a very well balanced, all essential software that doesn't come with any gimmick features that are useless.
The second best antivirus software that I find to be very reputable and has been in the market for a while is Kaspersky Antivirus. This software has all the right tools and features packed in an advanced interface that is very straight forward for the beginner user. Kaspersky antivirus software has been known for its design for advanced users. We have seen a definite shift towards the consumer level user. This is shown in its interface and ease of use. One area where Kaspersky has always excelled was in detecting new malware threats before they penetrate your hardware. Kaspersky Antivirus is constantly updating detection of malware and usually finds it first. One feature that stands out is their desktop security gadget. This sits right on your desktop and changes colors when threats rise and provides quick links to where you need to go to fix the issue and get rid of a threat. The only downside I can see is the price is a little high. This antivirus software is expensive but comes with a 3 user license that is compatible on laptops and notebooks. Overall, it is definitely worth its price for its simplicity and expertise in detecting new threats everyday.
The third ranked antivirus software has all the right ingredients and features packed in an advanced interface that is straight forward to use. The best part about Webroot Antivirus is that it combines the antivirus protection from sophos with an antispyware program called spysweeper for a great one-two punch! This software is best used for a desktop since it is missing a laptop feature and link scanner. It does protect against worms, trojans, malware and rootkits very well. Webroot Antivirus commodates any user level with its very organized tabs, great graphics and a very cool game mode feature for watching movies and playing video games.
Norton Antivirus comes into this list at fourth. These guys have been on the market for many years, and for some is the most recognizable. Norton Antivirus is a very good software program. It provides second to none protection while maintaining a light footprint on your computer. With its most basic antivirus protection you will receive industry leading performance. This antivirus software is a lean quick program, very well balanced with a great user experience. The only thing I could see that could cause potential headaches is that the software doesn't play very nice with certain applications. The software is also sometimes very challenging to un-install from your computer. Overall this is a very good choice for basic antivirus protection.
Coming in fifth on the list is ESET Nod32 Antivirus. This antivirus software may not be the most well know software but it deserves to be among the top antivirus softwares on the market. This software provides superior protection and advanced diagnostic tools. These guys have all the essentials covered. ESET provides a very easy installation that provides a great feature set which are all useful. The software is very proactive and reactive to threats that pose online. Their interface isn't the best and there are definitely better overall antivirus packages but for the bare bone essential protection, ESET is certainly among the best with its simple approach.
Making its way to sixth on this list is AVG Antivirus. This antivirus software is very robust and among one of the best software's on the market, but not the best. This software includes antivirus and antispyware with online, email, Instant messaging protection. The software is very effective with its multi layered technology and LinkScanner ability. They have a cool feature in their Social Networking protection module. AVG's scanning engine is effective but not the fastest. It has been known to overprotect at times causing false positives and annoyance. Overall it is very consistent with many features that cover a very broad scope of protection making it a very good antivirus software but not the best.
At seventh is G Data. This antivirus software has over 20 years of experience in this industry. They are a simple but valuable security option but do lack on a few features. They are best used for a desktop computer for a user of any level. They offer the best use for a set it and forget it user. They have a very simple user interface that allows you to navigate effortlessly. The software takes about 10 minutes to completely download with a restart. Overall the G Data antivirus is one of the best desktop antivirus solutions available. It falls behind from the others do to the lack of features to their arsenal but when it comes to protection it gets the job done.
I give the 8th best antivirus software too Avira AntiVir Premium. The Avira antivirus software is a well balanced solution offering protection and performance. This software for antivirus protection is one of the best in the industries. They have several compelling features but only ones that are useful. They do lack on features that are nice to have like the game mode. If you are looking for effectiveness with performance this antivirus software will be a great choice for you to make.
Second to last at the ninth spot is Vipre Antivirus 4. Vipre antivirus software is a great combination of features and ease of use. It is an up and coming player in the antivirus market. Some of the benefits that stuck out for me were the efficient scanning engine that has very little effect on your computer. This is very impressive but the most valuable detail is their unlimited home license model. This allows you to use the software on any computer (notebook or laptop) that is in your home.This is great for families and you wont be disappointed in their proactive scanning approach. It is very easy to use, simple navigation and allows for very little user input. They have a setting where you can schedule your scans. On the downside, the installation is very long and requires a restart but besides that this is a great family option.
To close out the top ten list for antivirus software is Trend Micro Titanium. The main reason they made the list is because of their very impressive cloud security feature. They offer second to none protection on the cloud but do lack in a lot of the basic features the the rest of the list supplies. The software however is very lean and quick leaving your computer resources freed up. Trend Micro Titanium is very easy to use and effortless to download. This software is a few years away from catching up with the features that most people are accustomed to having with other antivirus software. Overall, a very impressive cloud technology software that lacks some of the basic features.
I hope you found this article helpful in your search for an antivirus software that will work to protect your computer from damage. This type of purchase is one of those feelings that you don't really want to go ahead and buy but boy will you be happy once it protects you from a system crashing virus.