Gone are those days when we had a safe and sound user experience with our computers. One would just switch it on and get on with his business.
Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that we are in such an unsafe situation, and there are cyber criminals around us. Obviously, we have people who create malicious software with the intent to harm us and steal our information.
How is that done
Well, most of the computer is infringed by malicious software or malware. This is a software whose intent is malicious, or whose effect is malicious.
There is a wide variety of malicious software like; worms, Trojan horses, spyware and now we have the most deadly ones ‘Ransomware’. Interesting computer suppliers are already offering antivirus software with every PC you purchase. They coerce you to shell, extra money to purchase antivirus software because that is one way of making money. In the world of free virus protection software, we have chalked out some of the top-5 antivirus software as below.
Everything that's good comes free, and in the world of free product, Bitdefender has managed to get quite a good foothold with regards to revenue. Bitdefender covers the single device. They say bit defender has the best engine when it comes to detecting dubious program and trojans. It has been tested by all independent testers and has scored quite a good score.
The browser helps in keeping you safe and your online transaction secure, especially the financial ones, the features like password managers keeps your credit card details safe with auto-completes in a web form is also the best. The anti-phishing alerts you in advance before you even mouse over the website. In 2018 BitDefender will be quite in form.
You can opt for total security 2018 edition with more features like parental control, firewall, antispam, file encryption that covers maximum PCs and Android devices.
Most Antivirus software battles threats they know, not new ones they've never encountered. This strategy leaves open a window of vulnerability from unknown threats that can last for hours or even days.
The best thing about Comodo is that they protect you from unknown viruses. They have containment technology that runs any unknown program in confinement and then scans the whole program for any malicious code. The main system files or folders are not affected and the users will have no idea that a program is running in the back. Once Comodo AV detects its a malicious program, it quarantines it from the system and blocks it from making any further advance in future.
Comodo Windows Antivirus has got the best engine which is based on prevention, and not detection alone. It has this groundbreaking technology in lines with Defense+technology that plugs out unknown files from reading your PC's critical resources. The five features that make it different is:
- Cloud-based scanning delivers superior protection against the very latest threats
- Intelligent protection automatically sandboxes unknown and suspicious files
- Easy to use interface lets you install and forget.
- Isolation of all suspicious files eliminates the chance of PC contamination
- Constantly updated with the latest virus signatures
If you're tired of the junk that weighs down some antivirus tools, F-Secure Antivirus will make a refreshing change. There are no unnecessary extras here, no bonus features you'll never use: you just get straightforward real-time browsing and antivirus protection.
This comes as fresh air when you have done with all that is available on the market. No big claims no extra features, but all that one needs to keep their system safe and secure. The real guard against browsing and protection.
Simple and safe means it will not compromise with your safety. The software has been rated among the best when it comes to protection. You can see more positive reviews against another, but then it makes quite a mark for protection.
The easy to use interface, and like Comodo's AV, it is lightweight and not something that makes it heavy on your resources. It just solves most of your security with simple clicks. Among all the AVs available F-Secure is quite a good one to go on with and has the ability to run alongside any security tool.
Avast Pro Antivirus
For those that like it light and be secured from the advance threat with an economical price. Pro Antivirus is the one that keeps you safe with minimal impact and high performance. The best part of this software is the Sandbox, which is also available with Comodo, so any suspicious files are run in a safe environment before they can be put into the main system. So this way your PC remains intact and you can continue doing your work.
Norton AntiVirus Basic is a top quality malware hunter which can automatically protect your PC all on its own, but also offers plenty of tweaks, options, and settings for those who need them.
The best malware hunter that goes for the kills automatically to protect your system. It comes with a lot of customization options that will allow you to set it the way you want them to be.
Norton is the best when it comes to ensuring safe and secure browsing, the URL blocker is second to none and any download through a browser can be detected faster, and if any suspicious arise the intelligent malware recognizes it and aborts the download and blocks the website for safety.
Author Bio:- Ashraf is a Technical Blog Writer from Comodo. He writes about information security, focusing on web security, operating system security and endpoint protection systems.