Virus Protection Reviews – The Best Antivirus Software09.10.23
The most effective antivirus software will ensure that your devices are secure from ransomware, malware and phishing. It also protects against spyware that tracks your browsing history as well as passwords, and can stop data breaches from damaging your personal data. However, there are a lot of programs available, many of them costing more than you’d like to spend.
We’ve tested over 300 of them to discover the best virus protection for the budget. We’ve looked for robust and easy-to-use software that protects you without slowing down your computer or making you rethink using it. We’ve also ensured that the software updates regularly its malware database.
The top packages come with a complete set of anti-malware tools, along with additional features such a VPN, password manager and parental controls. Some companies offer a dark-web surveillance service to see whether your email address, credit card information or any other personal information is in the wrong hand.
Norton 360 is our winner. It provides excellent all-round security that has excellent rate of malware detection, and remarkable additional features like a password manager. The service offers dark web monitoring in real-time as well as cloud backups.
It’s one of the few security packages that are available for Macs (most other security products only support Windows PCs). In tests conducted by independent lab AV Comparatives it performed well. It’s a little pricey at around $2.50/month for an annual subscription but there is a free trial available.