The digital space is increasingly insecure, which becomes relevant when we consider that much of our daily lives we do it in this virtual world; not only to work but to entertain, inform, share with friends and family, for mere entertainment. Therefore the protection of our device and our information is vital to the health of our information.
Computer viruses and in general, all types of threats, known as malware, are a constant in the network, so the use of antivirus programs -and other protections’- are necessary.
But how to choose it? Which one is the best? What features should it have? These are some of the most frequent when deciding on one (besides the economic issue) questions, so we show you this brief comparison with some of the best known and reliable products.
It is considered by experts as one of the most trusted by 15 years of experience options it’s have in the market for computer security, it allows to offer users the most suitable for each personal need solutions.
Kaspersky AntiVirus 2015, individual Internet program includes protection against spam, hackers and threats of different types of virus, which also provides real time protection against malicious files, email attachments, web scripts, IM content and more shares.
It also provides graphical support that can be very useful for navigation because it shows icons in the search engine results warn us about dangerous sites and acts to prevent phishing attacks (fraud).
It also has a feature (System Watcher) that, more or less words, protects your files against suspicious modifications, creating a backup of the original, and if it finds that these changes are malicious eliminates the malware but it keeps your files intact.
Anyway, you can check yourself as Kaspersky has a policy of “try before you buy”, which allows you to test their effectiveness for a limited time and unattached to a future purchase.
Another option which in recent years have been placed on the user’s taste Bitdefender Antivirus 2015, and thanks to that is a suite of versatile and comprehensive security, which highlights ability to switch between work and play without either be interrupted by safety analyzes or configuration settings.
That is, protect and optimize PC silently and without the need to apply their work, without affecting system performance. It provides excellent protection against malware and has a simple and functional interface.
Its Plus 2015 version has been well planted before tests conducted by independent laboratory AV-Comparatives, AV-Test and West Coast Labs, and has excelled in the automatic protection when browsing on platforms like Google and Facebook, protection against identity theft, phishing and the theft of passwords and private information online.
It’s another old acquaintance of users, because their supply of antivirus software is always quality and competitive, especially as regards the fight against spywares and malicious users; and offers a wide range of products to protect computers against any threat.
It provides firewall, anti-spam, identity assurance and all major functions expected of a good antivirus.
This version has a high rate of detection of viruses and spyware without demanding too many computer resources, besides offering affordable for any budget and with the guarantee of a permanent facility services.
Whoever installed AVG antivirus on their smartphone will agree that it is one of the required options, and not just because the case of one of the brands with a broad community of users, but for its effective protection against malware – and cleans it efficiently – works in the background without you noticing, the toolbar provides a safe search and some extra features like the “Do Not Track”, “View of Facebook” and other equally competitive and practices.
It struggles to settle in already infected with malware systems, unlike other software; and also contrary to what one would expect from a paid service, it customer service options are expensive and not very accurate, so it may cause you some discomfort if you were to need technical support.
Despite its features and functionalities that increase its value and premium protection; and once installed does a good job of cleaning and protection system, problems to install malware on infected subtract points and not placed as one of the top choices systems; but still is seen as one of the best products in the industry.
Both free version as Pro this antivirus were gradually placed in taste and confidence of domestic and business user – check the end of each mail that you receive at work and find out how many of them are backed by Avast – due to providing essential to protect the PC and data from viruses, malware and other security threats.
It also offers the ability to eliminate those annoying complementary bar of the browser, as well as updates, network security and clean the spam browser.
In previous versions criticized you the lack of built-in anti-phishing, phishing identity check, but work at this point and now offers even solutions that prevent you to be redirected to a fake website or collection of passwords.
The advantage of this service is updated daily based on your data. However, many users report that this antivirus consume many computer resources, which can be annoying at times when you need your equipment operating at maximum.
What you should know
Before choosing any protection software is important to have these points into consideration:
A good antivirus should be
- Effective in updating database to rapidly detect any virus, malware, spam or phishing threat.
- Effective in eliminating any threat or existing infection in the device.
- Able to integrate backups and service must be integrated with email.
- Able to protect your data by preventing data theft and identity, must safeguard your IP address and provide secure transactions.
- Self-sufficient enough to have a threads-cleaning threats and able to combat threats and threats of spam, spyware and malicious software.