Criteria For Choosing The Perfect Antivirus For Your Computer

Criteria For Choosing The Perfect Antivirus For Your Computer
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Virus, malware, and spyware are becoming stronger these days. They can penetrate computers and phones with ease. Once you are hacked, you will definitely have a hard time taking control back. We have already seen over the years how people suffered due to the viruses that have penetrated their systems.

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Some have become victims of credit card fraud. Others suffered from identity theft. There have also been those who lost all their files and were unable to retrieve them. These are just some reasons why you need to have a really strong antivirus installed right now. In choosing the best antivirus, here are some criteria you need to consider.

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All-inclusive protection

It is important to have a good security product that protects you when you browse the internet, order items online, are attacked by malware, and for censorship. There should be layers of security in place so that even if a virus is detected, the antivirus can still protect you from all other threats. Viruses, Trojans, and worms should all be easily detected and blocked before it is too late.


You need an antivirus that can be considered a reliable protection for your computer. It must not cause any conflict with other software installed on your computer. It must also protect the processes from immediate termination. There are some choices that can detect the virus but they suddenly stop once they start attacking the virus.

Up to date protection

The antivirus must keep on updating. You don’t have time to manually update it at all times. There are important updates that could keep the antivirus stronger. Threats also evolve continuously. Therefore, it helps if you have an antivirus that sends out updates all the time.

Automated security scan

You can’t individually scan all the files that you upload and download. You also can’t check all the sites that you visit online. Therefore, it helps if the antivirus automates the process. The only thing left for you to do is to be notified of the changes or actions taken. You must also be warned so you can take the right action.

Ease of use

Of course, the antivirus must be easy to use. It should be easy to navigate. You must also be able to use it without any problem when your device is with a touchscreen. You must easily understand what to click as you navigate around the software. Most of all, it should give you total freedom in controlling how it works.

Positive reputation

It is important to stick only with antiviruses that have a positive reputation. You don’t want to feel surprised later that you have chosen an antivirus that is vulnerable, but you chose it in the first place because it was cheap.

You can read a review if you want to have more ideas about some of the most trusted antivirus brands today. You should act quickly especially if you are doing a lot of online transactions and you have saved essential files on your computer. Rest assured, high-quality antiviruses can do the job well.

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Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at
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