Where do you start when you want to choose the best virus protection software? Well, many purchasers aren't aware that antivirus ratings by Security Certification and Independent Testing bodies publish results showing the best antivirus software.
Instead, most people are swayed by product marketing to buy an antivirus, which may not be the best protection software available. Just imagine not having to rely on a sales pitch or spending hours reading reviews to find out which is the best antivirus!
You can read about these organizations and their antivirus ratings in my article, Best Virus Protection Software By Independent Testers.
To save you reading through these test and certification reports, I have done the work and you can see at a glance which are the best antivirus and Internet Security Suite products...
I've analyzed the evaluation reports from the test and certification agencies using...
There are 5 antivirus software products at the top of the above independent ratings. To be fair, there is not a lot between them and all perform very closely in these tests. Any one of these will provide you with the best virus protection software...
LATEST NEWS!... AV-Comparatives have released their Product of The Year Award based on their 2012 test results throughout the year. "Both Kaspersky Labs and Bitdefender's products were equally good, and both worthy of the Product of The Year Award."
Because Kaspersky has already won the award and Bitdefender hadn't, the 2012 Product of the Year Award goes to Bitdefender.
An antivirus/antispyware engine with protection against risky websites, ID theft and Facebook and Twitter privacy. The Bitdefender antivirus engine is used in TrustPort Antivirus, which combines BitDefender and AVG and G Data AntiVirus, which combines AVAST and BitDefender's engines.
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An antivirus/antispyware engine, which identifies suspicious and phishing websites, detects new, emerging and unknown threats and prevents malware from exploiting vulnerabilities in your PC.
This is the antivirus I use but in Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 2013.
Kaspersky Lab has more than 120 global agreements for sharing its antivirus technology with companies including Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Alcatel Lucent, Blue Coat, Check Point, D-Link, GFI, Gwava, Netgear, SonicWALL RSA, ZyXel, Alt-N, Parallels, Lenovo etc... so, it is widely respected in the technical and corporate world.
Try the AV-Comparatives' equal No. 1 best virus protection software Product of the Year, Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 , where you'll find more details and a free trial.
Powered by the two antivirus engines, avast! and Bitdefender, the AV provides protection against viruses and Trojans with system monitoring.
Provides the same protection from viruses and malware as its counterparts and with Privacy Scanner for Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Try it free for 30 days... Learn More!
As with all five products, there is real-time cloud-based protection against viruses, spyware and other common malware, with no effect on PC speed.
Remember... any of the above five free trials will give you top protection; just have a look at each of them and go with the one you prefer!
Or, you may prefer to use an Internet Security Suite with its array of bundled security software...
The Top Internet Security Suites From Independent Comparative Tests can be seen in this separate article.