Antivirus solutions to safeguard your laptop and desktop PC

By Sudhanshu Singh | Published on 28 Oct 2020
Antivirus solutions to safeguard your laptop and desktop PC
Antivirus solutions to safeguard your laptop and desktop PC

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We need to come to terms with the reality as far as cybersecurity is concerned.  After two decades into the new millennium, it is still more than a necessity to install a foolproof antivirus program on your laptop or PC. With increasing incidents of cybercrimes, you cannot afford to leave your phone, laptop or other technical devices without virus protection.  Every year the rate of Cybercrime is growing exponentially. It implies that more than before, we now need to ensure that our gadgets are protected with the best antivirus programs out there.  Online software security companies are updating their packages to protect against ransomware, phishing frauds, and other kinds of viruses and malware.

Kaspersky Internet Security

Kaspersky Internet Security is a complete package for safeguarding the Digital life of today's generation. It offers protection against viruses, spyware, and several internet-based threats assuring privacy without affecting your daily activities. It adds an extra layer of protection on your PC or Mac when using online banking, e-commerce sites, or trading with any payment protocols. The software also comes with comprehensive Parental control to manage your kid's activities with app downloads, messaging on the social network, preventing access to inappropriate content and securing all personal information from internet threats. 

McAfee Total Protection

It is a robust antivirus package featuring premium quality parental controls, antivirus package, password manager, file deletion, and manual and automatic scanning of malware.  Apart from a wide range of security features and system optimisation tools, it has a low impact on system performance.  Its antivirus engine performed well in tests and protected against 99 per cent of threats in the real-world malware test exposure of SE labs. To sum up, McAfee Total Protection offers a compelling range of privacy and security tools, even though the malware detection aspect has plenty of room for improvement.    

BitDefender Total Security

As the name suggests, this package from BitDefender brings not just antivirus software, but also anti-spyware, anti-phishing, file shredder, social network protection and two-way firewall alongside a few more utilities. On top of the usual, buyers will also get multi-layer ransomware protection, a Bitdefender VPN (200 MB daily free traffic) subscription, a password manager and an added layer of encryption for all your payments. This key can be used on three PCs and will stay valid for three years.Quick Heal Antivirus Pro

Quick Heal Antivirus Pro

It offers customisable and automated scanning modes. While the latter will let you check directories and files as laid down in the default system setting, the former lets you select particular areas in the system to scan for threats. Moreover, it is possible to configure a default action if a malicious code is detected in your system.  It has performed well in test conditions, and it has a top-product rating from the AV-Test Institute. Features like advanced DNA scan tool continuously checks for unsafe programs. While the behaviour-based antivirus tools are capable of offering protection from over-signature based models and it also has features like automatic scan scheduler, anti-keylogger tool, and parental control system.    

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