10 best antivirus in 2018
We are often asked by our users, which antivirus products should they use. To help them, we recently conducted a detailed study of the anti-virus products and their 2018 versions.
We have thus listed the 10 products that we think are the best.
Please note that the numbers provided are mere numbers and not the ranks of the products. Each product has its own positives and negatives. As a user, we urge you to check the feature that suits you before investing in the same:
1. AVG 2018
The avg 2018 version of AVG keeps up the name of AVG Technologies. It finds out threats in the computer and also solves them. The core engine and the accuracy factor have been boosted in this version. It has a range of features including protected downloads, high level of internet security, uninterrupted gaming, free 24 X 7 support, etc. Since most users are active in social media, AVG 2018 has heightened security during surfing the social media sites. Each website and linked shared over the social media is thoroughly checked. Exclusive: Get 20% off our best avg antivirus 2018 for unlimited devices!
2. Kaspersky 2018
Kaspersky 2018 focuses on the most important security essential elements like accurate antivirus detection, web filtering, blocking dangerous URLs, smart monitoring technologies, tracking and reversing malicious actions, etc. The software has fared highly in various tests and is considered one of the best for blocking malware and removing the same. It is easy to use with a well designed interface and right buttons and options. Even a beginner can use the software.
3. Norton 2018
Norton 2018 has ranked the highest in malware hunter. While the vanilla product is ideal for protecting your PC, plenty of tweaks and options are available for use. It is considered to be one of the best URL blockers and protects your system during internet surfing. The software also has a great file reputation service which can recognize suspect downloads almost immediately. The software is so easy to use that even a beginner can run scans on demand. You can also save custom scans and schedule it to run at a particular time. All the features of Norton Antivirus, Norton 360, and Norton Internet Security now in one package: Norton Security 2018.
4. Kaspersky 2018
This is a security package which packs in all the security essentials – accurate antivirus engine detection, web filtering, removal of threat, smart monitoring technologies, reversal of malicious actions, etc. It has been rated highly in most of the tests. It is rated as one o the best software for blocking malware and removing the same from an infected system. It is easy to use, well designed and user friendly. The number of options on the home screen is good. The price is also value for money.
5. F-Secure Antivirus
F-Secure scores high because it has just the right amount of features. It does not have any unnecessary feature that a user never uses. It has real time browsing and anti virus protection – the two basic thing an anti virus product is supposed to do. However, do not think that because it doesn’t have loads of features, it is compromising your safety. The product has rated well in most of the AV Tests. The interface is easy to use and lightweight. You don’t have to monitor the product while it works on your PC. It has minimal effect on the system performance which means lesser intervention from your side. F-Secure is fast, lightweight and can run alongside other security tools.
6. BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2018
The BitDefender engine is one of the most accurate and reliable engines and is a favorite among users. It has a web filtering feature which blocks access to malicious sites. It also has a secure browser which keeps the online financial transactions safe. A password manager, auto completes the credit card details in web forms. It has amazing anti-phishing features and alerts a user instantly upon detection of malicious links.
7. ESET NOD 32
ESET NOD 32 is an antivirus which is focussed on malware detection and removal. It has an awesome anti-ransomware layer and packs in features like URL filtering and exploit protection. It prevents attacks using PowerShell and malicious scripts. This product has a device control module which limits the risk of infection from other devices through controlling access to USB sticks, external hard drives, optical storage media and also devices being connected through Bluetooth. However, this is not an antivirus for beginners. The interface is pretty clumsy.
8. Panda Antivirus Pro
Speedy cloud based scanning, real time malware detection, URL filtering for blocking malicious websites, etc. Makes it one of our favorite and thus makes it to the top 10 list. It has a simple two-way firewall which helps keeping the system secured. It also has an application control system which can define what runs on a PC, thus stopping all undiscovered malware. It also has a tool to build a bootable USB rescue disc, which can remove stubborn threats.
9. Trend Micro Antivirus
This is a good antivirus package which is simple to use. It has a fairly good antispam feature and an effective folder shield module. It has been rated highly for protection. AV Tests have detected a high level of accuracy in all the tests. User reaction is mixed with respect to this antivirus product. We do recommend running a 30-day free trial before actually purchasing the product to check whether it meets your requirement.
10. Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus
If you have been looking for a lightweight antivirus suite, this product is for you. It takes only a few seconds to install. The program file is only about 2MB in size and thus does not occupy unnecessary space in your hard drive. Although it is light, it is loaded with features. It has the basic antivirus protection as well as smart behavior monitoring, real time antiphishing, firewall and network connection monitor, anti-ransomware and other features. The accuracy of this product is commendable too.
We hope we have been able to help you in deciding which anti-virus product suits your requirement the best. We have loads of information about various anti-virus products on our website. We hope you will find them useful too.