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Antivirus Software Review


You can protect yourself from malware if you are careful to keep your software updated and use strong passwords and avoid suspicious links on online messaging and apps. However, you still require antivirus security. It’s also recommended to select a program that can detect other kinds of digital threats, such as spyware and ransomware. The most effective software shields your from these threats as well as safeguarding your privacy, stopping sensitive data theft and even ensuring that hackers aren’t able to gain remote access to your phone or computer.

The free Microsoft Defender, which is included on every Windows PC from Windows 8 onwards, doesn’t rank highly in independent lab tests. However, it is simple to set up and use, and almost invisible as it runs, merely making a brief message or an alert. More extensive options like ESET Cyber Security Pro offer various preferences controls to adjust its behavior and are less intrusive in terms the impact on performance of your background.

AVG Internet Security is a solid, free antivirus that has been improved with a user-friendly interface and reasonable pricing ($60 for 10 devices in the initial year). It’s worth recommending as it is a small addition to the company’s excellent free antivirus. The Essential version is a comprehensive protection against ransomware, malware and phishing threats. The Premium version comes with additional features, such as a password manager and an VPN for your Mac. All versions of AV-Comparatives scored high marks for security, but very low scores for the impact on PC performance.