10 Best Anti-Virus Software of 2017

The best Anti-software reviewed. Ratings and comparisons for the latest in anti-virus technology.

 

 

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Anti-virus software protects computers from incoming viruses. While these may infiltrate your computer through infected emails and online spam, the tactics are always changing. High-quality anti-virus software should detect existing viruses, as well as prevent incoming threats, via comprehensive scanning of all incoming data. Investing in anti-virus software is a smart choice for everyone with an at-risk computer. However, Windows operating systems (OS) are generally more susceptible to viruses than Apple OS.

When choosing the software that best fits your needs, it is important to take into account both features and performance. While most software options scan documents in real-time, install automatic updates, and auto-clean infected files, certain premium features can set some software apart from the others. These can include two-way firewalls and network monitoring.

Before purchasing an anti-virus software package, it is essential to be certain that  it will provide peak performance on the user’s operating system. If the software dramatically slows down a computer, it is likely not optimized for that specific operating system. It is also important to learn what systems the software developer has set in place in the event that a virus is able to bypass the software. The best software developers should also offer clear communication and 24/7 customer support.

Top 10 Companies

#1
McAfee
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9.5 / 10
  • 30 day Money Back Guarantee
  • Two way firewall
  • McAfee Shredder
  • McAfee Quick Clean
  • Vulnerability Scanner
  • Network Intrusion Security
  • Social network protection
#2
Norton
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9.0 / 10
  • 100% Guarantee: Your money back if they fail to remove a virus!
  • Protects your PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet
  • Defends against viruses, spyware and malware
  • Stops online threats before they can do damage
  • Grows with you and your devices to fit your changing needs
  • Block spam, unsafe websites, and unwanted calls/texts
  • 24/7 free support
#3
Total AV
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8.9 / 10
  • Real-time security and advanced firewall
  • Protection for all your family
  • Safeguard your identity and online purchases
  • Complete control, quarantining, flagging, and eliminating cyber threats
  • 30 days money back guarantee
  • System booster
  • Supports PC, Mac, iOS, and Android
#4
Kaspersky
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8.7 / 10
  • Starts at $39.95 (Essential)
  • Two-way firewall
  • Security for Public Wi-Fi
  • URL advisor
  • Digital asset protection
  • Virtual keyboard
  • Identity and financial protection
#5
Bitdefender
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8.6 / 10
  • 30 day free trial
  • Highly scalable solution
  • Two-way firewall
  • Parental control
  • Low computer performance impact
  • Password management feature
  • More secure online banking
  • Auto pilot
#6
Scanguard
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8.5 / 10
  • Boost memory space
  • Improved browsing performance
  • Internet protection against cyber threats, adware, and malware
  • Supports multiple devices and operating systems
  • Real-time protection
#7
Avast
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8.5 / 10
  • Starts at $39.99 (Avast Pro)
  • Better financial transaction security
  • USB/ CD/ DVD rescue
  • Run shady files in a virus-proof environment
  • Advance anti-phishing feature
  • Military grade file deletion
#8
PC Protect
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8.2 / 10
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Cross platform compatibility
  • Quick or full system anti-virus scan
  • Real-time security
  • Advanced two-way firewall
  • System boost
  • Multiple license packages
#9
Avira
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8.2 / 10
  • Starts at $26.99 (Anti-virus Pro)
  • 30 day free trial
  • Cloud detection technology
  • Network drive protection
  • Browser tracking blocker
  • Mobile device compatibility
#10
Panda
8.1 / 10
  • Security for multiple devices
  • PC recovery system
  • Cloud technology
  • Multimedia/ gaming mode
  • Rescue kit
  •  Mobile device protection
  • TruPrevent
  • Social media protection
  • Remote PC access
  • Online backup
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AVG
STOPzilla
Trend Micro
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Best Anti-Virus Software: Summed Up

RankCompany NameStrengths
1McAfeeBest Overall
2NortonPrice, System Compatibility
3Total AVPrice, System Compatibility
4KasperskyPerformance Test

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