Top 10: Anti Virus Software

POSTED BY brian IN Software ON 17 Mar 2009

top10 Top 10: Anti Virus Software

Okay, we’ve got ten different antivirus programs to list in just one page, so let’s skip the introductions and get right into the list.

10- AVG Free

One of the best of the free antivirus programs, AVGFree is designed to be very easy to use, and it is. Some users actually consider it a little too easy to use, however, and prefer something a little more customizable, like, say…

9- Avast! Home Edition

Avast’s website really pushes the Pro edition of this package, but the free home edition is, honestly, all you need. It offers a little more than AVG in the way of options and features. Of course… some say that Avast has a few too many bells and whistles without really being a full security program, and they recommend…

8- Avira AntiVir

Avira AntiVir may very well be the best of the free antivirus programs. It’s easy to use without being too dumbed down, and most importantly, it gets daily updates, if not several updates in a single day, ensuring the most up to date database of known viruses anywhere.

7- Panda

Panda offers a few security programs, and their antivirus is amongst some of the best bargain priced virus software. It gets regular updates and it gets the job done, with user friendliness to boot.

6- Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Kaspersky tends to get great reviews with just one little trifle- It can eat up a lot of memory. However, if you’re virus savvy and know how to reduce exposure, you should be able to keep the scanner from getting too busy, saving your RAM in the process.

5- G-Data Antivirus

G-Data is designed as a no nonsense virus killer. No bells and whistles, no fancy interface, just easy to use, automatic updates, a wide database of known viruses, and great results.

4- McAfee Security Center

Simply put, McAfee might well be the only security software you ever need to buy. It covers spam, viruses, Trojans, popups, you name it, and all in one, easy to use package.

3- Vipre Antivirus and Antispyware

Don’t forget, viruses aren’t all you have to worry about. Vipre isn’t quite a full package, but it does a great job against both viruses and spyware.

2- F Secure Anti Virus

F Secure is great when it comes to two things: User interface, and updates. It gets daily updates, and it’s easy to use, making for a great little virus killer.

1- ESET Nod32

ESET Nod32 is a great combo of firewall and virus scanner. It also defends against spyware, adware, spam, popups, and so on.

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