A computer is not safe unless you have a good antivirus software. However, there are many available options and it can be difficult to make the right choice. Today we have selected the best programs of 2017, we will share them with you so that you can pick the one that matches your needs.
Avast Pro Antivirus 2017
This product is more than a simple antivirus. It comes with plenty of complex features that are designed to protect your computer. Those bonuses include a tool that is meant to check the security of the entire network, as well as a password manager.
It costs $39.99 per year. If you are not willing to pay that much, you should know that the free version of this software has many features in common.
Symantec Norton Antivirus
This antivirus is quite popular among many users. Norton is one of the oldest antiviruses on the market and it evolved quite a lot in these years. It costs $49.95 per year. If you want more, you can get a suite product, such as Symantec Norton Security Premium, but those cost more.
It comes with three types of scan, and the Norton Power Eraser tool, that is a more radical solution. Files that are labeled as trustworthy won’t be scanned again by this antivirus.
Kaspersky Lab has managed to create a reputation for itself as a security expert. The team was also responsible for discovering many flaws with Adobe Flash Player, and their Kaspersky Antivirus offers good protection. You can also get the free version of the software, but you would miss many additional features.
The current edition of the Kaspersky Anti-Virus starts at $59.99 per year, and this includes three licenses. If you want five licenses you will need to pay $20 more.
If we take a look at the results from antivirus testing labs we can see that Kaspersky managed to get the best scores in almost all tests, which is really encouraging.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus
You can get this software for $39.99 and you should know that it received good scores when tested by independent testing labs. This software also comes with a Host Intrusion Protection System, and device control. You will also receive a scanner that will look for malware in the firmware of your PC.
If you get NOD32 you can only protect one computer, and if you want more than that you have pay $10 per year for additional licenses. You can add up to five licenses. When you install the program you will have to decide if you want to include detection of potentially unwanted applications, which is recommended.
Another advantage for NOD 32 is that it can scan your device quickly. It managed to scan a device in 23 minutes, which is a good time. A repeat scan took under 4.5 minutes.
F-Secure Anti-Virus is a great alternative, although it does not come with too many bonus features such as malicious URL blocking. However, this antivirus manages to detect new malware and it comes with a simple and easy to use interface.
You shouldn’t expect too many extra functions, since F-Secure only focuses on defending your device against malware. Just like many similar products, F-Secure costs $39.99 per year and you can install it on three computers.
When it comes to antivirus labs results, they are good, although not excellent. It is quite effective against malware its full scan works faster than the ones from other products. It does not have protection against malicious websites, but it isn’t necessarily needed.