Best AntiVirus Software CompaniesGood antivirus software is an invaluable tool for keeping your computer, your personal information, and the security of your friends and family safe from hackers, identity thieves, and spammers. The damage a single virus can do is astounding.
Today's viruses have the capability to do everything from sending your personal information like credit card numbers and bank accounts to identity thieves to turning your computer into a slave that will send out spam e-mail messages, attack websites, or do pretty much anything else the virus maker wants it to. And on top of that, viruses are programmed to seek out your contacts and try to infect them as well. Odds are good that if your computer gets infected, everybody in your contacts is going to be receiving an e-mail message or IM that looks to be from you and contains the same virus you got.
A good antivirus program will typically cost a bit, but will be nothing compared to the cost of losing your files and your identity. Below are the top ten best antivirus software companies around.
The Top Ten
I have done beta testing on anti-virus suites for years.
For 2009, I found Kaspersky to be the best AGAIN.
I tested Kaspersky, Norton, Webroot, ESET, McAfee and G-DATA.
I tested 200 different malicious files.
Kaspersky detected 198 of those files with zero false positives.
Norton detected 198 of those files with zero false positives.
Webroot detected 195 with zero false positives.
(I'm only showing results from the top three. )
I went to infected websites and downloaded infected files, pictures, etc.
Out of 35:
Kaspersky detected 35.
Norton detected 33.
Webroot detected 35.
So, the best anti-virus is:
Powerful! And easy to use, Fantastic Parental control and other features
its obvious that the kaspersky the world's number 1 antivirus for me it is the best among the best antivirus bongatious so if I were you please choose kaspersky because kapersky and me knows the best
Have been using Kaspersky for 6 years now! the software has yet NEVER failed to protect my computers. I have Both Alienware laptop & Desktop +a tablet. All running Kaspersky. Had both Trend Micro & Norton prior to this. They didn't protect! I have tested 8 of the top brands. None did the job, except Kaspersky. Fast & effective. Isurf with confidence now.V 297 Comments Visit Website9
IT is the best antivirus in the present in the market everyone should try it because it keeps your pc in the best form
I've been using this for years and its still amazing! I've also tried Kaspersky and Norton is a lot better
Yes I like norton the best antivirus ever as I am using it since 1995,
It is the only antivirus that give removal tool for specific virus.
Norton anti virus is the best anti virus brand I have usedV 121 Comments Visit Website9
ESET is the best antivirus yet, it is very fast, it don't slow down your system unlike norton and kaspersky.
I had norton before, it almost crashed my system despite the fact that my PC has good specs(2.1GHz duo core HP Pavilion dv6)
Am now using ESET now, it's amazing with daily updates to keep your system protected, since I've had it, I don't know what a computer virus is, believe me, I can comfortably surf the internet without no threat, even visit sites with high virus alert with no system intrusion because I have ESET.
It's the best user friendly antivirus available, very easy to operate and schedule your scans, system inspection and others things.
I can't see myself giving up my ESET to have another antivirus, one can't condescend from the best to something lower, ESET is the best by a mile, believe me
I use ESET because I was tired of other av programs that sucked the power out of my operating system. I love their products and use them in every computer I own.
Most successful Slovak company. Daily updates automatically are convenient and keep computer safe from new threats. Have not had one malware/viral breach in the 8 months I've had it. Has worked better and more subtly so than Norton or McAfee.
Good antivirusV 139 Comments Visit Website9
- Has caught all viruses so far :)
- Good heuristic protection (both generic and behavioural - Identity Protection)
- Anti-Rootkit module
- Offline virus DBs to download - a BIG plus from my point of view
- Last but not ;east, it's TRULLY free (no catches, unlike other "free" AVs out there)
I used norton and kaspersky but they were too heavy. AVG solved all my problems silently.
just great great antivirus... what a brain they have to make such a antivirus... the programming is real good... and it cleans every bit of viruses
Great online protection!
Solved problems with malware and trogans that webroot avg and Symantec (Norton) could not. Norton is not worth the price, three anti virus failed identified the problem could not remove. Mc Afee installed updated on first scan identified Trojans and malware removed them all. Can be pricey software but worth the money if all else fails. If I start using windows again (using Linux). I will get Mc Afee (normally get a year free with bank accounts) and see how good it is again. But linux has no need for AV + virues and trogans in exe form don't install only on VM software (on linux) which can be deleted total because the root can't be infected. No need to scan that can take hours with a deep scan with Tb of data.
it is the best and it has things that can also tell you from first that which of the sites are infected. and the main thing is that it does not slow down your pc at all. none of the antivirus are as good as it is
Mcafee is a light weight yet powerful antivirus. it is protecting my laptop for almost a year. Kaspersky slows the computer down which McAfee doesn't
Really really cheap antivirus and have the maximum security in the market :DV 53 Comments Visit Website9
Free, and I've been running it since day one. It's really a fantastic piece of software, and I haven't so much as had a virus since I started using it. - JoshUK
Free & easily handle to use this anti-virus... 100% my system is working properly...
MSE is the best and also free. The only remark is it heats up the pc while you are scanning your pc...
Useful Anti-Virus program so far. Protects QuickTime from receiving viruses. - welliewishersfan78V 117 Comments Visit Website9
In latest tests BitDefender gets the best marks for detection and removal of malicious software and every threat on internet, in AV Test BitDefender has the highest protection marks (better then Kaspersky & Norton), last several years gets the best (Advanced ) marks on AV-Comparatives, many antivirus-test companies clame that BitDefender is the best
BitDefender is by far the most effective security suite for Windows on the market. These guys have a leading research team which, in many cases, is the first to identify newly formed malware. Their suites have an excellent, frequent definitions update implementation, coupled with a rock-solid detection engine that consumes little system resources. They also have an excellent firewall and privacy options.
The only good, free option is Microsoft's own Security Essentials. In fact, considering its effectiveness compared to other free alternatives, as well as its light footprint, it is very underrated.
As for others:
-Kaspersky is all-around good, but doesn't offer nearly as much value for the money. Also, their reliability has been waning as of recently.
-Norton is garbage which is plagued by inconsistent performance, as well as stability and software update issues. I've had numerous bad experiences with their products.
The best antivirus, I changed Kaspersy for BitDefender
Should be among top 3. Liked Kaspetsky as well but don't trust it anymore with all of those Russian stuff. Rather be with a European company hence Bitdefendet is my go to.V 88 Comments Visit Website9
Avast has 7 screens, heuristics, sand box and multiple updates daily. I love this antivirus it has a detection rate of approximately 98% in the' PC security 'review 2013 test (avast vs bitdefender). 500 viruses were used for the test. Bitdefender scored 98.6% - avast 98.2%
FREE AND EFFECTIVE. It's saved my computer many times. Highly recommended.
Excellent, constantly updating features and interface and it's FREE
Perfect, but really underratedV 20 Comments Visit Website9
Quick Heal must be among the top five.
I had installed this antivirus five months ago and since then, I have forgot about computer viruses and malware. It has its unique DNA scan technology which can detect ANY virus in this earth. You also get daily automatic updates if you have an internet connection, if not you can download the update files through its website form anywhere like cyber cafes. It gives your computer total protection against viruses and is light too for your system.
the best indeed! please try this at least once!
This is indeed the best antivirus you would ever have had. Indeed the best
Install this total security antivirus & work without worry about viruses, malware, spyware. - bshriniwas
One of the best AV I've used so far. - quintoV 2562 Comments Visit Website9
THIS SHOULD BE NO.1
powerful German made antivirus
super fast updates and powerful scanning... active webguard
Realy good antivirus program. Install and forget it. Superlight and strong defender.
Avira gives Complete protection. I am using it for last 2 year and its awesome. I highly recommend this.
I am Using. I likely and user friendly software. As we Trusted good span and Symantec antivirusV 100 Comments Visit Website9
Easy to download, update and use.
Very Good performance. Of course, it is Free.
Too good for my laptop, now my life easy, it's light and sharp, thanks panda to make my life easy, I suggest to all, get demo, if you satisfy then buy, panda technical support team also help us.
Thanks to protect my mails, PC performance and boot up the speed.
Internet security is good anti virus.
Firewall is also good hacking tool of Panda.
You may have seen fast antiviruses but it is the fastest of of it is much much faster than Norton, quick heal, avast latest version, and Kasperskey, but the best part is that it can detect every single virus and its user interface is awesome of all antivirues... It should be definitely the number 1,
But what the hell I'm seeing it is no 11 who added 1 extra 1.
In my experience the best so far is F-secure Internet Security which is proved to be VERY effective while fighting network threats. Recently it helped to fight a very bad attack. F-Secure is user friendly too. The bad thing - it's pricy. We had Kaspersky before and it slowed our comps way too much. Many times Kaspersky claimed that a virus was found but KAV/KISS (we had both versions) couldn't delete it. We had to use CureIt by Dr. Web on a regular basis to fight the viruses that Kaspersky couldn't. Funny that when CureIt was signaling that some virus was found... Kapsersky had the "revelation moment" to say: "I found a virus! " (I wonder why it didn't see it BEFORE CureIt detected it, duh! ). When we removed Kaspersky the new AV found a lot of threats that Kaspersky didn't see. Now we have NOD at work and it works much better, faster and more efficient than Kaspersky. Our employer can't afford F-Secure so we went for NOD. Anyway, my personal choice of AV soft will ...more
Best anti-virus software ever; I've been using it for many years and it has always worked like it should. The only problem in F-Secure is that it is not known widely enough, and I guess that it is also the reason why it is only the 13th in this list (at this moment).
Having tried both Mac Afee and Norton before we have now switched to F-Secure and have not had a problem since. Dunno how the other programs on this list scores but out of these 3 F-Secure is far beyond...
Good softwareV 7 Comments
I am, among other things, a retired PC repairman & over the years have used several different anti-virus programs. Most of them either slow my computer down, &/or block internet sites deemed malicious, plus the viruses still sneaked in! I have, now been using "Malwarebytes' Anti Malware, " which is supposedly not an anti-virus program, exclusively for more than three years & have never had a virus/malware problem! Had no firewall either! Over the three years, a couple viruses got in, I just scanned with Malwarebytes & in seconds, the problem was solved! AND "Malwarebytes" stays out of the way!
Why is this not at the top. Out of all of the Anti-Virus software I have used this is by far the best. I'm currently using the paid version of this, which is only $20 for a life-time subscription, in conjunction with MSSE. The real-time protection is amazing, and you don't have to put up with all of the shit that you get with McAfee. The definitions are updated daily and it's by far the fastest Anti-Virus when it comes to scanning your system. I can't compare it to any free Anti-Virus software, but I can tell you from experience that it's better than McAfee, Norton and Kaspersky.
Best anti mal-ware program out there, and its free. It saved my computer on several occasions from ad-ware and spy-ware I would highly recommend it.
Just so you know, THIS IS BETTER THAN KASPERSKY
People at Best Buy use this FCOL (for crying out loud)
I got a new computer for Christmas and installed Trend Micro on it and I haven't had a virus yet. Trend Micro gives me a pop up if I go to a page with possible viruses and I've never had a problem. My old computer used to get viruses all the time and as soon as I put Trend micro on it I never got any viruses at all. (The Laptop I typed this on has Trend Micro Titanium)
This is truly a great antivirus. I have had Notron, McAfee, AVG, and Kasperkey, which are all great but I have had the best defense with Trend Micro. The above does anti virus programs take care your usual Trojans, malware, spyware etc. But if you want every bit of data securely passing through your system I feel Trend Micro is the easiest to use.
very effective and lite, works without problems.
it needed a free version so people could know the name
Best internet security I've ever used. Blocks everything and doesn't slow my computer.V 16 Comments
I buy the download disk every year and I have never had a problem. As far as I'm concerned its in the top 3. They offer a free version try it out I'm sure you will be happy. Great firewall and does not slow down your computer.
Zone Alarm hides your computer connection to the internet and thus protects you from seeing all the sites that are trying to send you viruses and junk adds etc. #1 in my opinion.
The best, have used it for years have full package and all works with each other.
One of the best products I have ever used, and I have tried all the rest. ZoneAlarm saved my computer from a heavy virus, I tried Avast, AVG, Norton, Eset, Trend Micro and they all couldn't cope with the virus. ZoneAlarm locked up my computer, killed the viruses and restarted. Top 3 definitely.V 5 Comments
The best antivirus. Updates automatically and does everything. KASPERSKY IS THE WORST ANTIVIRUS
Super Clean New virus Very Good product
Super anti virus should be at the top
I am using k7 Antivirus last 5year and performance is very good.V 31 Comments
I have been using it and its working like a F1 race car. I didn't have to worry about the updates as it has a self update feature and it doesn't slow the computer at all. I would highly recommend this.
Tish Anti-Virus is very good working & File Repair capability Available
It's the best anti virus. I have been using for 5 years.
Its protection and price both are perfect for pc.
Another good feature is its cooperative customer support.
I like it very much
Best and unbeatableV 6 Comments
I have used eScan for several years. I have never had a single issue either with detection or with the software slowing down my machine.
I have two kids and they have eScan ISS on their computers as well. It has excellent parental control feature and it hels me feel safe when the kids are browsing online or usign the web for their research.
The best part is the Privacy feature. I make sure that I leave it on, so that the cookies and the temp files get cleaned up when I restart my computer and everyday is a "fresh" start.
I love eScan, it is the best AntiVirus and will highly recommend for everyone to keep their computer's safe and families safe.
I have been testing various AV software and this is one product that you can configure to your satisfaction and things under the hood. Their tech support is remarkable and for free. Try their free antivirus toolkit which can be run as a standalone application to scan and clean your PC without installing the software. The biggest advantage is that you do not need to uninstall your existing AV software to test eScan. Good Luck!
This product should be in the top 5. I have been using this product for more than 5 years and had never faced any problem. Earlier I used to use Norton and it was a resource hog unlike eScan which did not slow down my pc. Also the interface is very simple and easy to use. I would recommend this product and give it a 5 Star rating for its performance.
Best antivirus...V 23 Comments
The best antivirus for those, who isn't mentally challenged or just plain stupid.
Requires knowledge of WHAT you do with your computer.
It's cool defense on your pc
As long as you don't deliberately do something seriously DIRTY with your computer, this COMODO internet security, firewall and anti-virus will be your best protection for LIFE!
I am speaking from experience... And best part is that it is FREE!
I use comodo free Premium for 6 years now, I don't have any problem, no malwares, no bad experiences.
If comodo antivirus will not detect everything but comodo sandbox will catch everything left, unknown files, suspicious or unsecure things. Comodo is for advanced users, not for everyone...
I've been using Vipre for the last 5-6 years in conjunction with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (only for the last year) and I've never had a problem. I used to use Norton and McAfee before and had problems of all sorts, even though the computer is only really used for gaming or word processing. I also love that Vipre works all the time, but doesn't completely take over your computer and make life incredibly difficult. When I switch to Vipre I did a head-to-head comparison with Norton, Vipre found quite a few more problems, which my other security system had COMPLETELY missed. Not sure how this is ranked 21st, but it should definitely be in the top 10, it really is a great program.
I've had Vipre fro a year now that is reasonably priced and have no virus or malware but it did let my browsers get hi-jacked three times in two months by gaming people and "speedbit accelerator as well. The program did nothing for me and I had to figure out how to take my settings back that took about 20 minutes of work.
It also never makes a sound when it finds things or is suspicious so it makes me think it's not working most of the time, but it does work and I find it pretty good, but can be made so much better as well.
I have been using Vipre for more that 6 Years, and since switching my clients to Vipre from Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, and Panda, our calls due to Viruses and Malware have dropped significantly. The sites we use to visit weekly, now call us monthly. Not sure if I should keep using Vipre. -)
My husband used to have all kinds of computer issues w/ things coming into system from his cruising around and downloading programs. Since using Vipre, that problem has pretty well ceased to be an issue. Of course, at first it was saying EVERY site was a potential issue and had to ok things, but once you get past that part to start, it is good to go. Vipre recommended.V 4 Comments
Simply the best!
Updated every hour to make sure you are protected from the latest threats
It has a lot of pros and it prevented us from hacker as a virus went in the anz.
There is no one anti virus that can get the job done. In my opinion Superantispyware, Malwarebytes, Eset and Combofix are the only ones that can really get the job done without being top heavy and slowing your machine down. Some of AV software I mentioned are free and others you have to pay for real time protection. Superantispyware $19.95, Malwarebytes $24.95. Still a lot cheaper than those big companies that offer an antivirus that cost a lot more and don't work. I'm a computer tech for 20 years and have tested everything on the market.
It's pretty low at no27 should in top 5 its really good.
It's the lightest antivirus available at the moment with best results
It is the powerful Antivirus
Its very good anti virusV 1 Comment
Oh yeah I'd love the small space of ram when processing, it doesn't make my PC slow like Kaspersky. I've tried many other things but finally decided to purchase a BKAV prog, which works very gently, gorgeously and effectively. (not like when I scanned my comp with some other progs, they always said "no virus found" @_@).
Good one! I used to have such a tough virus that make me scan, ghost and re-ghost and re-re-ghost many times but no use. Then I used Bkav and it amazingly got rid of those viruses in couple of tens minute.
Nice one. It detects almost viruses and uses a small space of ram when it's processing
Right. I love BKAVV 2 Comments
Am using this...its toolbox fetures are really helpful...thanks for iobit
Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 6 protects your PC from viruses, spyware and phishing attacks in real time and tweaks your PC to its top performance!
Should be the second ranked doesn't slow down your computer like norton and mcafee
Lightest Antivirus in the World. Doesn't Slow down your PC. Antivirus, Anti-spyware, Anti-malware, Anti-Adware. Heuristic Detection Technology. Zero Day Threat Management. Best Antivirus in the World.
Takes such a little RAM
Best Antivirus in the World.
Low Price - High Protection.
It detects the virus as 100% success rate.V 4 Comments
Best protection From Microsoft...
No bloatware, period. - noo7na7
This is the best and most popular anti-virus program in the Korea.
This free for the most people. And only private and public company, and government pay for it. Though this is free for the people, this is the best at protecting computer from virus and spyware in the Korea.
Since Korea has much more viruses than any other country in the world, I think it's quality is the best.
And remember! This is FREE!
Very Good antivirus software. It is from KOREA.
They are country which is strong at Computer and Internet.
That is very good antivirus software
Brilliant antivirus from South KoreaV 9 Comments
Say good-bye to old technology's bloatware. Webroot has a very small and lightweight footprint that uses effective new technology to stops suspicious activities before your system is infected. The product is always scanning and definitions are always up-to-date because they are "in the cloud" (stored on the Internet). "Cloud computing" and "SaaS" are more than just the latest industry buzzwords. This is how all antivirus products will operate in the future. No more scheduled scans, no more downloading virus definitions, no more intrusive hooks into the operating system to slow your system down, and best of all, Webroot runs smart detection processes that don't interrupt users with difficult questions that most users can't answer anyway. Instead, it silently keeps the bad guys out in the first place, and that prevents infections and system conflicts that users have to deal with after the fact. Isn't this the way the ideal antivirus software should operate? ...more
By far the best and MUCH less expensive than most of the higher rated software you can buy. Webroot Secure Anywhere will also protect your cell phone from apps with viruses and provides a secure website where you can track all the computers/cell phones you are protecting and provide a list of all your passwords to different web sites. I wouldn't use anything else.
I was advised Webroot by an associate at Best Buy when I got my new laptop. I have now had it for 1 year, and its better then a majority of "top rated" anti virus software. The best feature is that it runs in the background, so no need to wait for a long load time when you boot up the computer.
As a company we use Webroot with our hundreds of clients and have found it far superior to others we have used and tested.V 14 Comments
Its free, its best, believe me m a devloper
He is best antivirus whole world
Best antivirus in whole world
I find it is the best antivirus
I am think that 360 better than all but kaspersky is there on 1st and it will be on 1st. it need's serial keyV 2 Comments
New 2013 best of antivivirus
Very easy to use and easy to understand, has the tiny updates, doesn't slow down your PC take very less resources.
Thanks to Netlux for amazing antivirus.
www.netlux.co.in Go en download demo for 1 month
en experiences bet antivirus
Very good free antivirus. Even though its free it has all features same as that of paid version. I am using this in my laptop since 2 years no problem till now, not even a single virus as affected my laptop. I am very happy with this product. I am 100 % satisfied and I can suggest it to all with 100 % confident. Thank you very much kingsoft for protecting my laptop from viruses and spyware. It have web protection, chatting protection, online video watching protection, usb defense, Anti hacker, and vulnerable fix. Its very small antivirus, it uses very less resource, never slows down pc. Even though its very small its very powerful and works better than any of the antivirus in the world. It never give chance to any of the viruses, spywares etc. I am very very happy with this antivirus. In virus test this kingsoft has detected 98.9 % viruses and spywares. I can suggest it to all with full confidence its very good antivirus in detection and as well as in removal of detected viruses or ...more
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I am very satisfied! Great in any solution!
I have been working with computers before viruses existed and I have always used and recommended Sophos to all my clients. I chose it because it is the program that Governments, banks, building societies, insurance companies use. I have had problems with others and they have slowed the computers down too much, as well as that have sometimes lacked the ability to remove some viruses. If you have a Mac then there is no need to buy Sophos as it is free.
Very good quality corporate antivirus solution. Good detection, high performance, fast scanning speed and low resource utilization. The AV just contains on access scanner, on demand scanner and updater, so is basic in that regard, but really that is all you need in an AV solution (no need for 'web shields' 'mail shields' etc if your on access scanner works.
Sophos targets the corporate customer hence why its so far down this list, most people wouldn't have even heard of it and its too expensive for the average home users, but you do get what you pay for. Although if you can get your work place to use Sophos all employees get free access to use it on their own personal devices too. Highly recommended AV product
Works in a Mac too, and MAc version is free :P so far no viruses, works like it should be, nothing to complain. Best of allV 1 Comment
Best thing about Fixico is that it's a managed service. You don't have to worry about configuring your security settings correctly, it's all done for you. In addition Fixico takes care of updates and patches automatically to keep you safe from security holes that are exploited by hackers. Best things - it's all done in the background without weighing on your system and without bothering you! All for a small monthly fee (With discounts for multiple machines)
Cloud-based. Hassle-free! I've installed it 2 months ago and now it works smooth like a "butter". The only thing which I would like to see is some kind of reporting in aggregated level.
Great service, much better compering to regular antivirus. You don't really need to understand what to do with viruses. They do it for you. - varsh
Best software++V 9 Comments
Really good anti-virus, this should be at top 10, complete internet protection, really fast scan and lots more cool feautures...!
I love this software. And I am to use this software, I am believe this is worlds number 1 anti virus
One of the best anti-virus, really fast scanning,100% internet protection, and it's very easy to use!
It's great No Non sense antivirus,V 1 Comment
PJMagic Total Security takes only 120-130 Mb of memory. PJMagic Total Security is automatically monitoring status of system protection and gives brief overview of system security in System Status pane. Also tray icon serves as an additional indicator.
PJMagic Total Security has all antivirus functionality.
Real-time filechecking that detects and prevents viruses or other malware that are attempting to intrude user's computer.
Mail filter checks all incoming and outgoing mail messages for malware enabling safe and secure e-mail communication.
Heuristic analysis allows detection of new and unknown malware.
This is good antivirus software
Best of best antivirus software
Bull Guard is better than any other antivirus software! I've used this for ages and I never before had a virus encounter. This is a must-own!
Very easy interface to understand. Support desk easy to contact.
Good antivirus software product.
THE BEST PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR PCV 1 Comment
It's amazing. It protects from virus
Good anti virus please more update it
An Indian company which provide complete solution to on line viruses. It has two Panel, first window panel and other dos panel.
Arjuna internet security is a good anti-virus.
When I had McAfee, I would get viruses all the time, but since I got GData, I haven't gotten a single one.
One of its best
The only vendor with a dual engine to provide great detection
It's bestV 2 Comments
Dual scanner with one of the best detection scores. Combined with an outstanding behavior blocker module.
Simply the best! Test it yourself. Just watch the av comparatives site etc.
It's good and great detection level..
Great customer service! Plus they don't track me!V 3 Comments
I have tried many but this anti-virus is the BEST.
It's a very powerful and user friendly software.An excellent solution against ransomwares.
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