Computers always need prior protection against malwares and viruses.
Actually, keeping your computer safe from all those threats is always handy as long as you have at least 1 antivirus program installed on your computer.
As of now, most of the antivirus programs created are needed to be updated regularly because virus creators are eager to produce new breeds of threats as well.
Many of the more reliable antivirus programs are those categorized under the “paid” versions. However, if you believe that you only have your computer for “home” use, then the “free” versions are still a nice catch.
1- KASPERSKY ANITVIRUS 2010, KAPERSKY LAB
Kaspersky Antivirus 2010 is the most popular antivirus software nowadays. It successfully scanned 96 percent of the planted computer viruses and malwares during a test. However, all of the Kaspersky Antivirus versions are paid and it is understandable. All of them have full features that can enhance the protection of your computer against threats.
The known most helpful feature of Kaspersky Antivirus is the Antiviral Tool Kit which can effectively remove certain known breeds of virus completely.
2- AVG ANTIVIRUS, AVG TECHNOLOGIES
AVG Antivirus is also a great tool for your computer.
The good thing about this brand of antivirus is that you can have it free version and still, works like charm. Just make sure top always update the program. You also have the option of buying the premium version. However, AVG is quite a big program for average brands of computers. It may always bother you with pop-ups in accordance to its detected threats on your computer. However, AVG is still a must-have considering that it also has its free version. Download the trial version from its official website.
3- AVAST! ANTIVIRUS, AVAST SOFTWARE
Avast is really a lightweight antivirus tool for your computer. Not mentioning the very attractive user’s interface it can provide which will really make you want it for your computer. If in case you still do not know, Avast is actually an acronym standing for “Anti-Virus-Advanced Set”. However, the name “Avast” became a catchy title for it and the company settled with it fully. As of now, Avast offers free versions, the premium versions, and the Internet security version. All of those versions are always among the top in demand antivirus tools worldwide.
4- AVIRA ANTIVIRUS, AVIRA OPERATIONS CO.
This is also a lightweight antivirus program which offers different versions such as the free version and also the paid version. It landed at the 4th spot since it failed to topple some of the best known antivirus programs such as the AVG and Kaspersky.
Still, this is among the most used antivirus program in the world because according to its users, it does not demand a lot when it comes to the needed computer memory it has to cover.
5- NORTON ANTIVIRUS, SYMANTEC CORPORATION
Before, Norton had emerged as the top antivirus program in the world but dropped lower as it began to be “over acting” when it comes to threats.
Although known “strict” software for threats, it may always bug you will pop ups which is its downside.
But if you are really after the safest computer from threats, then consider Norton Antivirus as the one which will top the list. It is advisable for you to have a high end computer in installing Norton because it is demanding when it comes to computer memory. Pool Team Name
6- MCAFEE VIRUS SCAN, MCAFEE
McAfee is a great add on for your computer.
Actually, it is now used by some of the popular email provider such as Yahoo in securing all the attached files sent through them. This is a very lightweight antivirus program which can carefully scan all the files in your computer in less time compared to other antivirus programs. However, McAfee Virus Scan is not a standalone product. This should be included with the McAfee Virus Scan Plus of the McAfee Internet Security Suite. It also has paid and free versions.
7- TREND MICRO INTERNET SECURITY, TREND MICRO
Trend Micro Internet Security or previously known as the PC-cillin Internet Security is an old and well established provider of antivirus program.
This was once a great contender in being the top antivirus software you could ever use.
Since this version is a so-called ‘internet security”, it can effectively keep your computer safe from threats coming from different unsecured websites. It also provides the feature of another computer firewall to stiffen the online protection of your computer.
8- ESET NOD32 ANTIVIRUS, ESET
This brand of antivirus is old in 2 varieties namely as the Business Edition and Home Edition.
The NOD32 antivirus is also included in the history as this is among the most successful antivirus programs which were popularized at the time wherein computer viruses are so evident.
It has strong added features (particularly with the Business edition) with the security it can provide for Microsoft Exchange Server.
If you are a person who is fond of using the mobile phone for internet browsing, you may also have the mobile phone edition of NOD32 antivirus.
9- PANDA ANTIVIRUS 2010 PRO, PANDA SECURITY
This is a young provider of antivirus program which is very eager in toppling some of the best antivirus programs such as the Kaspersky, McAfee, and Norton.
It boasts its unique real time protection for your computer as well as for your USB drive. It is aware that removable disks such as USB can be the top carrier of threats. It also provides regular updates to their provided Professional versions to make sure that no new threat can infiltrate to your system. You can also have the chance of protecting your remote access to your computer with its state of the art used technology for its program.
10- F-SECURE INTERNET SECURITY 2012, F-SECURE
F-Secure is another young provider of effective antivirus programs. Actually, the F-Secure claims that they are the first one to offer web-based scans for computers for free so that users can check their computers if threats infiltrated their system already. Actually, F-Secure is the premier company in helping to detect the stealth spying programs on some huge websites worldwide. Because of this ability, it slowly gains the respect of most computer owners making it land at the 10th spot. Pool Team Name