Acquiring the best protection for your computer
is critical. Antivirus software reviews will give you an idea of
what the best antivirus have to offer you. The following list of top 10 antivirus was determined using the criteria of their effectiveness in the
identification of virus and spyware, the amount of time and effort required to install and maintain the software,
the amount of space the software takes up on your computer, the programs effectiveness in removing suspect files
and how easy it is to use for different levels of users.
- Bitdefender Antivirus 2009 managed to identify more than
98% of all the viruses it was exposed to in a test by AV-Test.org. It scored highly in all the areas used to
rank it. However, for the high level of security it offers, the price to be paid is lower scanning
- Kapersky Antivirus is similarly effective, identifying more
than 98% of the test viruses in the test by AV-Test.org. It does almost everything Bitdefender can do except
automatically uninstall other antivirus software in the system.
- Webroot Antivirus has a simple interface and is perfect for
home users. It is ideal for those who are not conversant with information security and security threats. It
includes a firewall and antispyware.
- G-DATA is as effective as Bitdefender and Kapersky in
detecting threats and removing them.
- ESET NOD 32 antivirus is equally as effective as
Bitdefender in detecting viruses but not so in detecting spyware.
- Paretologic Anti-Virus PLUS offers you specific information
about threats when they are detected. Effective in detecting and deterring Malware.
antivirus includes Resident Shield, that scans all files upon access, and Webshield, that scans web ports
that are standard to protect you from any threats while you browse.
- VIPRE antivirus and antispyware which also incorporates an
Anti-Rootkit scanneris designed to interfere as little as possible with the running of your other
- F-Secure Antivirus is one of
the fastest scanners available. Its heuristic scanner is complete and can be configured by the
Trend Micro Antivirus plus Antispyware is a thorough scanner but causes a significant amount of
interference with other processes by slowing down the system while scanning.