The widespread use of internet has created opportunities for different types of malicious software to spread and grow. Luckily, there are good guys out there too, who have created programs especially for protecting our privacy and keeping our computers free of malicious software. Keeping your computer safe can seem daunting at first, but a good anti-virus program is not that hard to come by if you know where to look. These are the 5 best anti-virus programs you can use to protect your PC.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017
Bitdefender is currently one of the best anti-virus solutions out there. The program has its own autopilot mode that is responsible for keeping you PC protected at all times. The anti-virus protects your internet browser as well, keeping you safe from phishing links. An additional feature that many people use is the password manager, which helps you keep track of all your different passwords. As we’ve mentioned elsewhere, a password manager can be a very useful addition to your online security.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016
This is another anti-virus program that provides the perfect amount of protection. Like Bitdefender, Kaspersky will keep you safe from any sort of malware, virus, or phishing links. Compared to other software in this niche, a complete scan can take a little more time from Kaspersky, but it is thorough and worth the wait.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Anti-Virus
This great anti-virus program offers a highs level of protection against any type of attack that may happen to your PC. One of the best things about it is that it takes up a minimal amount of your PC’s resources. The program is extremely small and is lightning fast, but it does have one major flaw: in order to function properly the program requires a constant internet connection. We are online most of the time nowadays, but you never know when you might need a scan. Not being able to use your anti-virus without the internet can end up frustrating in some situations.
Panda Anti-Virus Pro 2016
This amazing anti-virus is used by millions around the globe due to its impressive results in a lot of independent lab tests. This program is equipped with Wi-Fi protection as well, which lets you see if anyone unexpected has logged into your network. In a pleasantly surprising move, this company decided to reward its users with a license for the Android security app as well. The program’s firewall does present some problems–there are some things that the user should take care of, as it can be tricky to find your way around the firewall settings in the current version. Making this software more reliable by recognizing phishing websites and links will make this program a complete package.
AVG Antivirus 2016
This awesome anti-virus software has conquered the online world. The number of people using this program is simply staggering, and it confirms the level of quality that AVG provides for its users. Like the above-mentioned anti-viruses, this one performed extremely well in independent lab tests. The online shield is capable of handling any sort of online threat. The program’s Data Safe, as they call it, is responsible for keeping your files for your eyes only.
These are some of the best solutions when it comes to protecting your PC in 2017. Using any of the anti-virus programs on this list will ensure that your PC stays completely safe. (Note: unfortunately, running two anti-virus programs at once won’t make your computer twice as safe, but it will make it run a lot slower.) Keep in mind that free variants of these programs are more than enough for home use. When it comes to business anti-virus protection, though, you should be ready to invest in the premium versions.