Top Five Antivirus 2017 WC
Users around the world are using their PC for gaming and fun however keeping your PC safe and secure is not as easy as gaming and browsing the internet. In order to get your PC, secure you need to have an all in one security solution in the form of antivirus. We tested about dozens of anti- viruses and make our list of top five antiviruses that can be your choice in the upcoming year 2017.
QUICK HEAL TOTAL SECURITY
Quick Heal Total Security is one of the top three antivirus products since its launch as it has the best results in malware blocking tests as compared other renowned anti malware software. There is an Emergency Disk as well as a Boot Time Scan in the antivirus that is ideal to remove persistent malware from your system. However, there are also a few weaknesses in the software such as it provides users with an average anti-phishing performance and the firewall of the software fails to block certain threats from the internet. The Anti Key Logger of the software suite is also not as effective as described whereas the Fire Wall control of the program is also limited.
In the year 2017 Quick Heal Total Security comes with a huge improvement in its overall performance and features. There is a 30-day trial of the program that is downloadable for everyone. There is a Remote Device Management offered by Quick Heal Total Security where you can control your device online. There are big banners in the main windows showing the health status of your system and four different panels that represents File and Folders, Internet and Network, Email and External Drivers and Devices.
ESET SMART SECURITY:
ESET Smart Security has received excellent scores from the independent testing labs as it is known as one of the best malicious code detecting and removal software. ESET Smart Security also offers Social Media Privacy Scan as well and can also help you to recover your lost and stolen PC. The software provides you with complete security against malware such as viruses, worms, and Trojan, spyware as well as root kits. It blocks all the online phishing attacks and also scans emails for any possible threats. The software also checks external media for malware as well as memory cards and USB drives.
However, there are a few flaws in the software as well such as the spam filter of the software also tossed some of the good and genuine files as well and missed a lot of real spam in our tests. The Anti-phishing components are working but less efficient as compared to Chrome and Firefox anti-phishing extensions. The parental control features of ESET Smart Security are very limited.
In a nutshell, we can say although the software secures a place in our top five antiviruses still it needs to work on its parental control features that are very poor as well the anti-spam and anti-phishing features that are below average.
Avira Antivirus is a free antivirus that scores very well in most of the tests of independent testing labs. The approach of the software is low key with a neat and clean interface and a number of additional optional settings. The technology used in Avira Antivirus is similar to that of Avira Protective Cloud that is very light yet powerful. One of the best features of the software is its real-time malware protection advanced and more sleek privacy tools, and safety features for your online search results. In addition to that Avira also blocks adware programs as well as online snoop.
Moreover, there is a Brower Tracking Blocker as well that prevents someone to track your online browsing activities. There is a website safety advisor as well that provides safety ratings to the website you are visiting. The weaknesses of the software include mediocre hands on protection against malware blocking tests on your system. There is a poor and average detection of the anti-phishing websites by the software. The browser protection is not compatible with Internet Explorer. In a nut shell, we can say although the Avira Antivirus is free but it is not at all a bargain because if you are paying for an expert you can for sure deserve better.
NORTON INTERNET SECURITY:
Norton Internet Security continues its long tradition of top notch antivirus and security software with bundle of features and optional settings as well. The software has received top scores in independent testing labs and also score at the top in our tests as well. Norton Internet Security provides you with top tier security and also provides security for MAC and iOS devices and android devices as well.
There is an online console that is central for managing and controlling the devices by Norton Antivirus. The main window features all the functions of the software and is divided into four panels that are Security, Identity, Performance and More Features. There are new and added layers of protection by the software. The anti-phishing features of the software are amazing and also a self-sufficient firewall with software. There are many bonus features of the software that provides you with Next to No performance drag.
Norton Internet Security has limited features for iOS and Android devices and in a nutshell, we can say that Norton Internet Security provides you with advanced and award winning performance against all the antivirus problems and threats. The software can also protect up to Five Windows, Android, MAC and iOS devices.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is the only antivirus software that scans your system in safe mode. There is a Chameleon Technology of the software that resists very strongly against the malware attacks. The software has secured excellent results in the independent testing labs in malware detection as well as malware removal. The new version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware comes with an improved and intuitive interface that is very easy to use and navigate.
The new version also integrates the separate root kit scan that was previously not included in the main suite. The software has certain weaknesses like many other competitor’s software such as it does not provide with real time protection against the attacks of viruses, worms and root kits. The technical support of the software is very strong and many of the other software fail to detect and remove most stubborn malware the tech experts turn towards malware bytes’ antimalware software for the ultimate solution. The software is all in one clean up tool and the new version comes with improved interface as well as much ease in general use by both the experts and non-technical users as well.