Thursday, April 24, 2014

Top Ten Antivirus

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We have reviewed all of the antivirus programs and have included reviews of the "top ten antivirus" and security software. We have included only those software in this list that performed exceptionally well on our lab computers. We tested 25 programs and here are the ratings with detailed reviews and download options.

BitDefender Antivirus

BitDefender, a computer security software giant that has won many awards for best technology security solutions, is our winner in the top ten antivirus ratings. Their software is the most popular and award-winning that achieved maximum ratings in all the different lab tests. Here are the BitDefender ratings based on our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test10 out of 10
Stealth Test10 out of 10
Strength Test10 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceLowest
Price: $19.98

BitDefender has scored the best in comparison to all other antivirus programs available. The software imposes least impact on system resources. You will hardly feel any difference in your computer performance after installing BitDefender. It provides multi-layered security and protects you from all sorts of threats that can harm your computer. In our lab tests, this software detected all of the infections and removed them successfully. For gamers, there is a gaming mode that helps you quickly switch over to the gaming mode when you wish to play your favourite games. As we talk about its price, it is the "lowest price antivirus" compared to other programs. BitDefender is the best option for home and business users and hence, it is the #1 antivirus in our top ten antivirus list.

Total Defense Internet Security

Most of us know that Total Defense Security was previously known as the CA (ComputerAssociates) Security earlier. After acquiring the antivirus/security software, Total Defense constantly worked on the software to improve its performance. When we tested old CA Security and new Total Defense security on our lab computer, we were amazed with the results! Here are the Total Defense Security Suite ratings based on our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test9 out of 10
Stealth/Strength Test10 out of 10
Firewall Test10 out of 10
Instant Updates test9 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
FirewallIncluded
PriceFull Internet Security Suite (Best Deal)
Price: $39.99

Total Defense out-performed many other programs in our lab tests. CA Security lacked in features, however, Total Defense worked hard to make the software robust. In our lab tests, we found that the software is light on system resources and does not impact system performance. Scanning engines are equipped with the latest technology to provide efficient real-time detection and removal of virus and malicious codes. Firewall within the security suite is amazingly good and blocks all unwanted intruders to your computer. The price of the software is average but looking at the tools you get for protecting your computer, its the best deal in comparison to other antivirus/security software. This software earned #2 ranking in our top ten antivirus review.

Preventon Antivirus

Preventon is a UK based company producing award-winning computer security solutions since years. Preventon security solutions are developed specifically for non-expert PC users. Preventon Secure Internet Desktop (PSID) software suite provides corporate-strength protection against all major internet security threats and malware. Here are the Preventon antivirus ratings based on our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test9 out of 10
Stealth Test9 out of 10
Strength Test10 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceModerate
Price: $32.21

Preventon antivirus performed excellent in our lab tests. It performed way better in comparison to many well-known antivirus programs available out there. The software is very light-weight and uses the least system resources. Some antivirus programs leave a heavy impact on computer system (for eg., McAfee, Norton, ESET, etc). However, Preventon performed exceptionally well. The software also performed great when it came to detecting and removing infections found on our lab computer. That's why it earns #3 rank in our top ten antivirus list.

Norton Antivirus

Norton is one of the oldest companies providing awesome antivirus and security solutions for home users, business users and corporates. Their contributions are commendable in the computer security world. We passed their antivirus software through our lab tests and found the latest version much better than the earlier versions. Here are the system ratings as per our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test9 out of 10
Stealth Test9 out of 10
Strength Test9 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceLow Price
Price: $26.94

Although Norton Antivirus did not perform that well in comparison to some of the other programs but still it is much better than many. The performance was a little above average but I really loved tools that are included with this antivirus software. With each Norton software, you get free technical, email, chat and phone support. You also get Norton Rescue Tools that can help you fix even severely infected computers. Norton earned #4 rank in our top ten antivirus ratings.

ESET Antivirus

ESET antivirus is one of the most popular antivirus software after BitDefender, Norton, Preventon and more. Their antivirus software has won many awards. The 2013 version was one of the most effective antivirus software. Here is how the latest ESET version performed on our lab computers:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test8 out of 10
Stealth Test10 out of 10
Strength Test8 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceModerate
Price: $39.99

ESET antivirus performed a little different from its previous versions. This software was very effective in detecting and removing infections from the computer. We had several virus, spyware, Trojans and worms on our lab computer and ESET effectively removed most of the infections. However, the only CON was that the software imposed comparatively higher impact on the system resources. Nevertheless, it is an excellent software to protect your computer from all sorts of infections. ESET antivirus earned the #5 spot in our top ten antivirus ranks.

Auslogics Antivirus

Auslogics antivirus, a popular product of the Auslogics Software Pty Ltd. Performed wonderfully on our lab computers. Their software outperformed some of the most known programs like ESET, McAfee, Trend Micro and more. This software is equipped with a technology that protects your computer from old and new viruses. It allows you to shop, bank and browse safely and warns you of any potential threats before you download them on your computer. Here's the score that Auslogics Antivirus earned in our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test9 out of 10
Stealth Test9 out of 10
Strength Test9 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceLow Price
Price: $23.96

Auslogics antivirus is among the lowest priced antivirus software. It is built on a technology that provides efficient scanning engines that use the least system resources while providing a good security for your computer. In our lab tests, Auslogics antivirus performed very good. It effectively detected and removed all the threats present on the computer. The antispyware included in the software is also very effective. The software took the #6 ranking in the top ten antivirus.

IOBIT SystemCare With Antivirus

IOBIT SystemCare is an advanced system care and system maintenance software that offers tools to make your computer faster. Equipped with Antivirus 2013, the software will help you not only make your computer faster but also protects your computer from virus, spyware and malicious codes that can harm your computer. The software performed wonderful on our lab computers. Here are the rankings based on our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test10 out of 10
Stealth Test8 out of 10
Strength Test8 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceHigh
Price: $49.95

IOBIT is a pioneer in providing computer system care products that can help you maintain your computer performance. Their products are used worldwide millions of home and business users. Their products are used even in the corporate segments. The inbuilt antivirus software in the IOBIT SystemCare package provides efficient and effective security to your computer. The software has been tested by independent entities and the results have shown that IOBIT SystemCare with Antivirus 2013 protects a computer successfully from all sort of threats over the internet. Our lab tests have proved that the software is great for home and business computers. Thus, it ranked at #7 in our top ten antivirus listing.

Coranti Antivirus

Coranti Inc. introduced the concept of Multi-Engine antivirus software. The software uses FOUR high performance scanning engines. It uses the popular BitDefender scanning engine alongwith F-Prot antivirus, Lavasoft antivirus and Lavasoft antispyware. All of these together make Coranti a robust and effective security software. Here's the score that Coranti achieved in our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test7 out of 10
Stealth Test9 out of 10
Strength Test9 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceModerate
Price: $39.99

Coranti performed excellent on our lab computers. It is one of the most effective antivirus programs because it is equipped with 3 antivirus engines (Bitdefender, F-Prot and Lavasoft) and 1 antispyware (Lavasoft). With Coranti protection your computer will definitely be more secure. However, the downside of having Coranti is that it impacts the system performance. We felt that the computer became a little slow after installing the software. Also, the internet browsing became a little slow. Apart from the system performance issue, it performed great at detecting and removing infections. Coranti took the #8 spot in our top ten antivirus research.

K7 Computing Antivirus

Another great antivirus software is the K7 antivirus, a product of the popular K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd. K7 is very well known antivirus and security software for home and business computers. The software performed very good in comparison to many other antivirus programs. K7's detection was the best among other antivirus software we have tested so far. Although the speed is an issue but overall, the software performed excellent. Here's the K7 antivirus rankings based on our lab tests:

ComponentRatings
Speed/Performance Test7 out of 10
Stealth Test8 out of 10
Strength Test8 out of 10
AntispywareIncluded
PriceModerate
Price: $37.33

K7 antivirus performed really well in the lab tests and looks very promising. The software provides excellent security to a computer. The software imposes some load on the system resources which is a concern. Another concern is the price. The antivirus software for 1 PC – 1 Year subscription costs more than $45. Whereas, there are other antivirus programs that have performed better but are cheaper in price. If the price of the software were lower, it could have ranked better. K7 antivirus takes the #9 spot in our top ten antivirus rankings.