Top 5 Antivirus software in 2020

There is always a need for antivirus software since computers were invented, whether they are connected to the Internet or not. Nowadays, everyone is connected with the people through the internet. People save their private information in their PC and smartphones and to protect all these information, we need to install antivirus. 

1) What is Virus?

A virus is usually hidden, and can do a number of things, as it relates to the health of the computer. Viruses can perform malicious acts, such as deleting files, accessing personal data, or using your computer to attack other computers by copying itself to another program. 

Computer viruses usually spread in one of three ways: from removable media; from downloads off the Internet; and from email attachments. Because of these reasons, every Windows PCs needs the antivirus software. Without antivirus, you can have risk to lose your personal information, your files, data and even your bank account details.

2) What is Ant-Virus?

Antivirus softwares are programs that help protect your computer against viruses, worms, Trojan horses. It is an important tool to help prevent such attacks. The built in Windows Defender does a good job of keeping your PC clean and safe. However if you want things like a web filter to give you extra protection from malicious websites or a download scanner (very helpful in my opinion), then I would recommend getting some kind of antivirus software. 

When you’re looking to purchase antivirus software, how do you know which is best? In this blog we are going to discuss top 5 antivirus softwares to keep your computer safe and protected.

3) Top 5 best Antivirus

1) Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a Romanian cybersecurity and anti-virus software company. Bitdefender is very popular among international users and is one of the leading antiviruses on the market. It has very good malware-detection scores and a very light system performance impact during scans. This antivirus provides near-perfect protection from all kinds of malware and viruses.

Features:

  • Anti-phishing, Anti-Fraud, Antispam, Anti-Theft, Anti-Tracker
  • Multi-Layer Ransom ware Protection
  • Complete Real-Time data protection
  • Network Threat prevention
  • Advanced Threat defence
  • File shredder, File Encryption, Firewall, Password Manager
  • Webcam protection, VPN
  • Better performance

What’s new/improved in last release:

  • Advanced Threat defense (Improved)
  • Safeonline Banking (Improved)
  • Parental control (Improved)
  • Wi-Fi Security Advisor (Improved)
  • Antitracker
  • Microphone monitor

Supported OS: Mac, Android, iOS, Windows.

2) Kaspersky

Kaspersky is one of the world’s best-known antivirus companies, trusted by millions of people. It is an antivirus program developed by Kaspersky Lab. The Kaspersky anti-virus prevents, detects, repairs and removes malicious computer programs and files including viruses, trojans, spyware, rootkits and keyloggers. Kaspersky’s anti-virus is sold with a variety of packages for business use, each of which covers different types of corporate technology. 

Features:

  • Data Protection and Encryption
  • Password Manager, Network Monitor
  • Blocks viruses, cryptolockers & other threats
  • Protects payments, with bank-grade encryption
  • Secures passwords & images of personal documents
  • Webcam protection, VPN
  • Advanced parental controls
  • Simple and easy to use 

What’s new/improved in latest version:

  • Encrypted communications between Kaspersky products and their servers
  • Two-factor authentication to My Kaspersky accounts.
  • Permission Checker(Android)
  • Safeonline Banking (Improved)

Supported OS: Windows, Android, Mac, iOS

3) Symantec

Norton AntiVirus is an anti-virus or anti-malware software product, developed and distributed by Symantec Corporation. The company provides an extreme level of protection against Viruses, Malware, and other Cyber threats. Mainly norton antivirus deals with two products- Norton 360 and Norton Antivirus with different editions.

Features:

  • Provides protection against viruses, spyware, malware and other online attacks
  • Maintains your privacy
  • Avoids unsafe websites and suspicious downloads
  • Secure VPN, Password Manager
  • PC Cloud Backup
  • SafeCam (Windows only)
  • Online Threat Protection
  • Smart Firewall for PC or Firewall for Mac
  • Parental Control
  • Real-Time Watchdog 

Supported OS: Windows, Android, Mac, iOS

4) ESET: 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus, commonly known as NOD32, is an antivirus software package made by the Slovak company ESET. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is sold in two editions, Home Edition and Business Edition. 

Features:

  • Device Control
  • Web Control
  • Application Control
  • Asset Management
  • System isolation
  • Vulnerability Prevention
  • Firewall, Malware detection

What’s new/improved in last release:

  • Connected Home Monitor (Improved)
  • Connected Home Monitor (Improved)
  • ESET Secure Data
  • HIPS improvements and extended detection
  • Real-Time & Machine Learning Protection

Supported OS: Windows, Mac, Android, Linux

5) Macfee:

McAfee antivirus software guards your computer and data against all major cyber threats, such as viruses, ransomware, malware, unwanted programs, spyware and more. The software is configured with advanced optimization tools, helping your PC to perform smoothly.

Features:

  • Spam blocker
  • Real Time monitoringPassword Manager – 5 Licenses
  • Performance Optimization
  • Encrypted Storage
  • Safe Web Browsing
  • Cross-Platform, Multi-Device

What’s new/improved in last release:

  • Managing password policy
  • Resetting administrator password
  • Disabling user account
  • Restricting/allowing IP addresses to protect your server
  • TLS security enhancement

Supported OS: Windows, Android, Mac, iOS

I hope this article helps you to find the best antivirus as per your need. Just note that, all the features listed down in this article are a combination of different editions of antivirus.

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