Most of the data nowadays are stored in a system either it can be a MAC or a Windows PC for normal consumers. Viruses lead to damage to your system and make it slow. Antivirus is required not only to provide protection to your system from malware and viruses but also to save your precious data from online trackers and malicious software. Here is the list of our top picks when it comes to Anti-Viruses (both paid and free), which will keep your system safe and running smoothly.
1. Norton 360 with LifeLock Select
It is the most used Anti-Virus by many big companies. Norton offers device protection for up to 5 devices. No matter which device it is, an Apple device, Android or Windows, Norton 360 got you covered. It provides safe browsing tools, password manager to lock up your passwords safely. Norton also provides 100GB of cloud storage to save all the data you wish. Norton backs it up and keeps it secure. The software comes up with an IP VPN to mask your IP and Location with LifeLock giving you fraud alerts and theft protection. It’s a family solution clubbed with a parental lock, making it ideal for everyone. Although the Antivirus is not free it’s worth spending a little extra.
Price: Rs 1,349.00 onwards
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2. Bitdefender Antivirus (Free)
Bitdefender is the best free alternative if you want good protection against viruses for your device and don’t want to spend a lot. There is also a total security version that is paid and lets you pair up to 5 devices in the subscription. The device can be either Apple, Android or Windows. It also has parental control making it ideal for kids. The free version has all the basic functionalities and is very easy to set up. Bitdefender is packed with features like real-time monitoring, virus protection, malware, spyware and ransomware. One can always buy a subscription if he/she is satisfied with the product else the software remains completely free for lifetime.
3. Kaspersky Antivirus and Internet Security
Kaspersky is a lightweight security solution for your system that doesn’t eat up a lot of system resources. Primarily designed for Windows and macOS it provides a lot of features like detecting viruses, trojans, worms, spyware and adware. Kaspersky has built-in password protection that doesn’t allow malware to deactivate your antivirus automatically and take over your system. It automatically disables suspicious links and keeps track of instant messages and emails for protection. With 24/7 free technical support, it’s really ideal software for your system. Although it is only available in the paid versions, the company often offers free features inside the software as a loyalty bonus.
Price: Rs 479.20 onwards
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Malwarebytes is specially targeted towards malware removal from your system. MAC’s are expected to be the most secure devices, but even they can have malware attacks on them. Malwarebytes provides real time protection from malware and also scans your system continuously for suspicious files. For sudden attacks on your system, this software can be your go-to as it provides 14 days free trial with limited functionalities. Although even with limited functionalities it can easily save yours under attack system. One can always buy a subscription after the 14 days expiration and pay extra for supporting up to 5 devices.
5. AVG Free
AVG is a free solution for basic vulnerabilities protection. AVG Free works as all in one solution, it comes with virus protection as well as a system cleaner built-in. AVG protects your system from virus attacks and malware takeover. It has built-in hacker protection which will let you know if there is anything suspicious with your system. While protecting your data it also makes sure that the system is running smoothly with its clean up utilities and tools. The antivirus is completely free with limited features and full features can be unlocked by buying the premium version.
These are the top picks for antivirus for giving your system the best protection it needs. Although Windows Defender is more than enough to protect your system against viruses and threats, when you need extra protection tools with multiple devices to support these antiviruses really shine.
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