How to Choose an Antivirus Program?

Every computer user often puzzles over which antivirus is better. Each of us wants to keep his personal data, such as the code of the card he entered on the website or the search history, safe.

There are a lot of tips and variants of solving this problem on the Internet, but everyone has his own opinion about it.

So, let’s analyze how to choose the right antivirus.

Installing More Than One Antivirus Program on Your Computer

To begin with, it is important to understand that installing more than one antivirus program on your computer may lead to system instability and the need to reinstall Windows. Under no circumstances should you install two or more, each of them fights for its sole existence in the computer system, and the others define as malware.

Choosing The Best Antivirus Program

What is better? How to choose an antivirus? Which one should I choose in the end? The easiest solution is to find among the many proposals the one that suits you, in a practical way, by trying it out. Thus, one by one, uninstalling the previous antivirus, you can test the work of all the others and then decide which one to choose. Many antivirus labs offer a free thirty-day demonstration mode for their products, which provides ample time for a full-fledged test of the program’s operation.

The power of your computer also plays a role in the correct choice of antivirus. If your computer is weak, it is better to try antiviruses with low memory consumption so as not to burden the system. If your computer is permanently connected to the Internet – you need to choose an antivirus that contains a network screen that protects against pop-ups and malicious sites.

When choosing a paid or free antivirus program you should decide for yourself how important the information on your computer is. If you pay money for antivirus, you have the right to demand prompt support and solution of problems in case of force majeure. If you use a free antivirus, you may be refused support.

If you do want to stop at a free antivirus, then do not use little-known and rare programs. They will hardly protect your system. Here is a list of the main reliable and effective antiviruses.

Free Antiviruses

  • Avast! Free Antivirus

Free antivirus is often superior to competitors’ paid products and is the minimum necessary protection against viruses and spyware.

  • AVG Antivirus Free

Outstanding peer review performance in independent tests.

  • Avira Antivirus

Popular antivirus solution in the Russian market. Avira Antivirus is small and resource-efficient.

  • Comodo Antivirus

Rarely used antivirus. English interface. Detects and eliminates viruses, worms, and Trojans on desktops and networks.

Best Paid Anti-Viruses

  • Kaspersky antivirus

One of the most famous antiviruses. The demo version is 30 days. Recognized as the best product of 2011 by the independent test lab AV-Comparatives.

  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus

One of the leaders on the market of anti-virus products. There is a demo mode. A reliable solution to protect your computer from viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, and potentially dangerous software, rootkits, and phishing attacks.

  • Dr.Web Antivirus

Popular antivirus used by many users. The demo version is 30 days. A widely used free anti-virus utility is Dr.Web CureIt!

  • Panda Antivirus Pro

Not as common as the previous ones, but has won its customers thanks to a clear and simple interface. There is a demo mode.

What Antivirus to Buy?

There is only one piece of advice on how to choose the right antivirus to protect your system. Try to use each antivirus for a month. This will take a long time, but you will be able to determine which antivirus you like most in your work.

In addition, if you use permanent antivirus, periodically try to check your computer additionally with other free antivirus utilities. So you can see for yourself the effectiveness of the installed antivirus and make appropriate conclusions.


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