5 Highly Recommended Antivirus Tools for Your System

How safe is your system from viruses, trojans and other security threats? What kind of protection you have in your system? This article includes top 5 antivirus software that are highly recommended for PCs and laptops.

The security of our PCs or laptops is always a major concern for us. We have various safety measures like firewalls and antiviruses but there is always one question in people's minds. Is a firewall or an antivirus program more crucial for the security of a system? The answer depends on work load and system requirements but generally, antivirus programs are much more important than any other program. The reason is that most of the systems are protected from attacks because of their inbuilt firewall and router capabilities. Thus, Windows operating systems like Windows Vista and Windows XP are safe.

But, for a system which does not come pre-installed with firewall or which lacks compatibility with any firewall application, installing a reliable antivirus program is highly recommended. There are so many free antivirus software in market but before buying their premium versions, make sure that they really work and protect your system completely. Invest in only reputed antivirus programs.

Below are some highly recommended antivirus software and tools that you can choose from.

1. AVG antivirus

AVG is one of the most popular antivirus applications. The AVG comes with all the latest upgraded features and the new version which provides a superior and quality experience to the users. The virus database and detection engine are also better and based on correct NTFS data stream & heuristics scanning. The most important thing in AVG antivirus is that it is user friendly. It supports all the versions of Windows OS like 98, SE, ME, NT, 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

2. Avast antivirus

The Avast antivirus program provides complete security solutions for your system. This antivirus has some exceptional features. Each and every upgraded version comes with the latest virus database and improved virus detection level. It supports various OS like 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

3. McAfee Security Centre

McAfee is a comprehensive security solution for home and office users. It is fit for a small enterprise having more than 250 employees. The McAfee security solution covers areas like data protection, database security, email and web security, mobile security, network security, security management and Security Information & Event Management (SIEM). It is a multipurpose program which includes anti-spyware, firewall and antivirus for protecting your PC from security threats. It supports operating systems like Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

4. Comodo antivirus

It is a free antivirus program. It helps in protecting your system from various viruses, trojans, worms, etc. It is a very useful antivirus solution which provides steady & consistent protection with robust performance. It captures unknown files and gives you an immediate alert. These suspicious files are isolated right away. It supports operating systems like Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

5. PC Tool antivirus & Norton Internet Security

The PC Tool antivirus protection is a service provided by the company Symantec. It has various products like PC Tools Spyware Doctor, PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus and PC Tools Internet Security. All these are very useful for your system protection but are withdrawn from 18 May 2013. Only the current customers of these services can avail the benefits. It supports operating systems like Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Another good security solution from Symantec is Norton Internet Security. It provides fast internet browsing, fast file scanning, intelligent detection services & excellent performance. It is a very useful tool for advanced internet protection and virus & spyware protection. Nowadays, this security solution for up to 3 PCs costs only Rs.40 per year.

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Author: Paresh Gujarati21 Jun 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

I do not agree with last line of the article. Is it much cheaper as you mentioned? Rs. 40 per for a period of 1 year up to 3 PCs? Please edit or provide right useful information.

Author: Kokil Kumar Sarma22 Jun 2013 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Yes. It's true. A 50 % discount is going on. It's really unbelievable.

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