Top 10 Antivirus Software
There are lots of Antivirus are Present in the Market. Therefore lots of confusion between these antivirus sotwares; here we are listed the Top 10 Antivirus 2014 Softwares
1. Bitdefender Antivirus PlusThis antivirus software was developed by a Romanian software firm called Softwin. It was released in 2001. Its 2014 version was released in mid-2013 with some improved features like the Search Advisor and the Performance Optimizer. It scans very fast and can remove virus, Trojan, Worm, Malware and Spyware to protect you as you surf online and it keeps your transactions safe. It can protect your removable hard drive and the USBs. It has many safety features like personal firewall, user security, privacy controls and backup facility for both home and corporate users.
2. Kaspersky Antivirus
This antivirus software has been developed by Kaspersky Labs. It is mainly designed for systems which have MS Windows or Mac OS X as the operating system. Its features include protecting, defending and removing malware, spyware, Virus, Worm, Trojan, root kit and malicious adware. It prevents hackers from getting unwarranted access to your system. It gets automatically updated through the Kaspersky Security Network system.
3. Norton Antivirus
It has been developed by Symantec Corporation. It runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X. It was once the first choice for computer users to keep their systems safe. In early 2007, it catered to 61% of the retail market in the US. Its features are simple and fairly easy to use. It counters the effects of the viruses which affect the speed and working of the system. It identifies viruses by detecting their signatures and heuristics. It provides filtering against email spam and protection against phishing.
4. F- Secure Anti-virus
It has been designed by F-Secure, a Finnish software company which specializes in cloud computing, anti-virus and computer safety. It makes use of the cloud computing technology to protect the system against malware, infected e-mails and spyware. It has scored highly on tests conducted by many independent labs. Versions of this software are available on monthly or annual subscriptions.
5. AVG Anti-Virus
It is one of the best antivirus software in the world. It has been designed by AVG technologies. It can defend the system against malware, spyware, Virus, Worm, etc. It offers protection in layers. The traditional antivirus is the first layer as it matches every potential threat against an existing database.
The AVG Resident Shield prevents the user from opening files which might be infected. As a second line of defense, it collects data from the users who have encountered viruses and uploaded their reviews online. This information is used by AVG Antivirus to update its existing database of viruses and provided protection against them. It offers protection while surfing the web and while accessing social media sites. It protects the personal information of the user and identifies threats on the sites which the user is surfing. It is smart enough to wait for the system to be idle before it scans it.
6. BullGuard Antivirus
It is very easy to install and use. It has a user friendly interface which allows you to set the protection levels, the spam filter and also to decide when to run the scans. It works on cloud computing and can identify a large percentage of viruses which the other anti-virus software can detect. It offers multi layered and signature based detection. It is a very good defense against phishing scams. It successfully detects the malicious codes hidden in links to websites and protects against these.
7. G Data Anti-Virus
It is one of the best virus detection software in the market. It uses cloud computing so that the detection of threats is proactive and the latest virus, spyware and malware can be detected and successfully removed. It can scan the system at regular intervals if you wish to do so or when you command it.
8. Panda Antivirus Pro
It is a cloud antivirus and is based on the concept of Collective Intelligence. It is very effective in offering antivirus protection and its scanning is very fast. It keeps a strict check on the system’s data exchange with other systems or websites. It is equally vigilant when the computer is connected to external storage devices like USBs, external hard drives or mobile phones. Also, when the system user sends or receives email, the antivirus is on the lookout for any potential risks to the computer. The users who are sharing large amounts of information in real-time are protected ably by this software as it detects the viruses threatening this exchange of information and effectively disables them.
9. Avast! Pro Antivirus
It is equally effective for personal computers or for large networks of computers in a corporate scenario. It is a proactive system as it is regularly updated to defend computers against the latest Virus, Worms or malware. With this software, you are assured of safety against threats when you are using the internet to play games or to access social media sites. It protects the privacy of the user and offers anti-phishing and browser- cleaning features. It remains proactive with its software updater. It uses cloud computing and also has the dynamic early warning system which is regularly updated by sourcing information from users who have encountered threats on their systems and have issued zero-day warnings to other users.
10. McAfee Antivirus Plus
Like the other antivirus software, it also offers protection against threats like Virus, Worms, Trojan, Spyware and Malware. Its firewall helps protect against unsolicited programs and connections. It also protects the external storage devices like the external hard drive, USB and memory card. It has the vulnerability scan as one of its outstanding features. Dangerous websites on the internet as well as potentially harmful links on social media platforms are flagged by the Site Advisor. Its firewall is proactive and intelligent and very efficient.