Our computer systems are exposed to potential risks that allow hackers to access pertinent information, including passwords and bank accounts every day. These can result in identity theft and for businesses, thousands, if not millions of losses. Good thing, software manufacturers offer antivirus software for free or for a fee to track malware and secure our systems.
Here are five of the best antivirus products for the year 2017:
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2017
Your $59.99 will give you antivirus protection for three of your PCs if you subscribe to this software for a year. Another good thing about this version is that it makes a full antivirus scan for less than 30 minutes, a fast speed in normal standards. Its antiphishing feature is also interesting. It has a high detection rate of fraudulent websites. Moreover, for malware detection, the Kaspersky software is able to detect, report, quarantine and delete suspicious files.
Avast Free Antivirus
Password manager, malware scanner, gaming mode and excellent virus detection are the key features of this free antivirus software. The password manager ensures the security of your computer system while the malware scanner is a no-brainer. Another new feature of its latest edition, the gaming mode, is great for gamers who do not want to be bothered with pop-ups while concentrating on a game. It’s expanded the network of 400 million users shows the popularity of this software, not to forget how well it scored on the evaluation of AV-TEST, an organization that rates security suite software and antivirus.
Bitdefender AntiVirus Plus 2017
This latest version still has the basic features offered by its predecessors to detect Trojans and viruses but it comes with a lot more. It offers a secure browser to ensure financial transactions are safe, a secure file shredder, active ransomware protection, and a simple password manager. You get all these features with a basic one-year subscription and there is also a 30-day free trial version available. For an additional cost, this antivirus software can be installed in three devices which are a lot of savings.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2017
For $60, you can enjoy promising features to ensure virus protection and more. This version does not only let you take advantage of unlimited installations on different platforms, such as Windows, iOS, Android devices, and macOS. It also comes with additional security features and firewall protection. The unique selling point of this product is the unlimited protection it offers in all your devices and desktops.
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus
This version uses cloud-based servers that maintain a database of all programs and can be installed on PCs and Macs. Its features include a Password Manager, Identity Protection, Utilities and Backup and Sync. Aside from tracking down harmful files, Webroot also keeps watching on bad websites that will try to steal pertinent information from your computer system. As for virus protection, it scans and cleans your system and then scan again to ensure a total clean-up.
With the myriad of antivirus software available in the market today, it helps to compare which ones are the best. Meanwhile, there are also free Android anti-malware apps you can download for added protection.