Top 5 Antivirus for Windows Computer in 2017

This resource talks about the Top 5 Antivirus for Windows in 2017 which are compared and reviewed in depth.

Image6Antivirus Products has become one of the inseparable part of our daily computing needs. Day-by-day the computer users all across the globe has to encounter various threats arising out of viruses and other malicious programs. In the recent days, this scenario is found to be even more sensitive as the number of potentially harmful virus programs and all of its type is reported to be multiplying with great aggression which has in turn resulted in a panic situation for all those people who use to carry out their work through computers, both online and offline. Therefore, it is one of the best solution to seek the help of the many antivirus or antispyware products that are available these days which are equally competing in the race to seek and destroy the virus and malicious programs and also to safeguard the data stored in the computer systems. Moreover, it has become one of the must-have item for those who are involved in carrying out various banking transactions online or those who deals with important online accounts which bears ultimate importance and privacy concerns.

The Windows users are the mostly affected from such threats and there are now countless number of detected virus which are reported to have crept in to peoples computer system and thereby destroying or stealing user files and data. There are occasions when the people would have to carry on with their online and offline computing tasks with fear even after using the security programs like Antivirus or Antispyware. It is actually a fact that no programs which are available today guarantees a cent percent security and there may be many drawbacks involved with each and every product that may be available today. So, selecting a better and effective antivirus programs is the need of the hour. Selecting those products not only involves the detection rate or the healing rate that they have to offer, but is also dependent on how well it functions with any particular computer with a varying sets of system configurations. So, this is a tricky part to find a suitable Antivirus program for your computer which can effectively protect your system from virus attack and at the same time also run efficiently without hampering the speed of the computer system.

Top 5 Antivirus Product 2011

Here are some of the good and effective antivirus programs which are carefully selected and compared to offer better protection to your computer systems. Before we proceed in listing the best antivirus products for the year 2011, it must be noted that the performance of each of these products may vary with different users. This is only to give you a fair idea of what each of these popular antivirus products have to offer and is not based on the actual ranking or any official valuation as such. These products are reviewed with the intention to provide a healthy list of security programs which are based on personal opinion and may vary with what others may consider to be true. So, following are the top Antivirus and Antispyware programs which are available for users to make use of in the upcoming new year 2011.

  1. Image1BitDefender Antivirus 2011: The BitDefender Antivirus has since a long time retained its presence in the top slots of the most used Antivirus programs. Many people preferred it as one of the best solution for protecting the system quite effectively. There are many advantages which it has to offer and all of these makes it one of the first choice while selecting Antivirus Programs. It comes at a very affordable price as compared to most of the other products in its row. The effectiveness of this antivirus is at par the best standards with high detection and healing rate. It also scores high in the update feature which can be done without any hassles and thereby allows to keep the Antivirus up-to-date with the latest virus definitions. Installation is easy and straight forward and no extra skills are required to make it work in your computer. It can provide protection from many different sources while using online features like P2P, Emails, Internet Banking and various other such activities. It comes with the improved battery saver mode and also handy gaming mode which are activated on automated mode to avoid annoying popup messages while playing games. It can track the online activities and hence be useful in safeguarding the privacy concerns of most users while also allowing to perform internet surfing within the secure zone. And above all, it has a good support team to offer instant assistance to its customers for troubleshooting any problem whenever applicable.
    • BitDefender Antivirus 2011 System Requirements:

      • Operating System: 32-bit Windows XP SP3, 64-bit Windows Xp SP2, Vista SP1, Windows 7
      • HDD: 1GB (Free)
      • Processor: 800MHz
      • RAM: : Windows XP (512MB), Windows Vista/ Windows 7 (1GB)
    • Conclusion:

      • Pros: Flexible Tools, Easy Installation, Total Protection
      • Cons: Heavy on Low Configured Machines
    • BitDefender Antivirus 2011 Price:

      • 39.95USD (Rs.1550.00/-) approximately.

  2. Image2Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011: The Kaspersky Anti-Virus from Kaspersky Labs is another very popular antivirus product and has satisfied most of the computer users and regular internet surfers to secure their computer and other resources from being attacked by virus. The new version has many enhancement being incorporated to offer a more reliable and safer solution to use computers and internet safely without much fear of anything wrong to happen out of those malicious programs and virus that are so common these days. It has got an improved mechanism to provide resident protection which can scan various online contents and prevent any harm to the computer or any online user accounts of various sites and portals. There is a new Desktop gadget which is included in the latest version to offer convenience to its users in many ways. Its capability to run seamlessly on various computer configuration without slowing down the system is its key advantage. There are also many improvements being registered in the latest version of the product concerning that of Identity Theft Protection and Self-protection which are meant to deal with the spyware and various malware or rootkits. The Rescue CD for restoring the system to previous conditions when the system files has been under attack from harmful malwares is also greatly improved and hence provides a more effective solution from all threats detected. Being quite low on resources, it can even be used with low powered netbooks that are most common these days and are preferred by many for their surfing needs.
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 System Requirements:

      • Operating System: Windows XP SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7
      • HDD: 480MB (Free)
      • Processor: 800MHz
      • RAM: : 1GB for 32-bit, 2GB for 64-bit (Free Memory)
    • Conclusion:

      • Pros: Effective Protection, Simplistic UI
      • Cons: N/A
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 Price:

      • 39.95USD (Rs.1600.00/-) approximately.

  3. Image3Norton AntiVirus 2011: Norton Antivirus from Symantec Corporation needs no special introduction as the same is very popular among all the Windows users as one of the best security program. However, in the recent years it could not retain its popularity and has witnessed a rapid drop in its user base. The most common reason for abandoning this product is believed to be its heavy system requirements that prompted most users to migrate and seek other solutions. But the past is gone, and Symantec has brought around many changes to qualify and be eligible to meet the users general requirements. The new version comes with many positive improvements which now claims to be much faster and even more powerful in providing the ultimate security service with many innovative tools and features. It now includes the SONAR 3 which is based on the study of behavioural pattern of various application in the system to monitor the suspicious activity which might be going on in the background. This capability makes it helpful to secure the system of new threats instantly and without depending on the same to come along with the latest virus signatures. Some of the improved components which are accompanied in the new version includes that of Reputation Based Security, System Insight 2.0, Download Insight 2.0 and Norton Bootable Recovery Tool to name a few of them. It has also got a new look with a user-friendly interface which provides a much needed relief to every Norton users to navigate around the various feature available. It even provides many new and useful tools to work safely, some of which includes Norton Safe Web for Facebook, Norton Online Family and Norton Safe Web Lite.
    • Norton AntiVirus 2011 System Requirements:

      • Operating System: 32-bit Windows XP SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7
      • HDD: 480MB (Free)
      • Processor: 800MHz
      • RAM: : 1GB for 32-bit, 2GB for 64-bit (Free Memory)
    • Conclusion:

      • Pros: Good Protection, Low Resource Consumption
      • Cons: Uninstallation Problem, Non Compatibility with some Applications
    • Norton AntiVirus 2011 Price:

      • 39.99USD (Rs.1850.00/-) approximately.

  4. Image4AVG AntiVirus 2011: AVG is another great Antivirus Tool which is widely used by most of the users. The best part of it is that the Antivirus program never slows down the system and that it also features a very simplified interface which needs no expertise to work around. Not only this, but it is also one among the cheapest antivirus program available for use to protect the system. The overall performance of this product stands good and is by-far within the acceptable standards. It delivers many top quality services to allow safe usage of computers on both online as well as offline mode. The AVG LinkScanner notifies the users of all possible threats arising out of online surfing activities by labelling each link in the search results with the status mentioning whether it is reliable to be accessed. The AVG Protective Cloud Technology together with the antispyware and community protection network keeps you in the safe distance from all potential threats and thereby prevents the computer from spreading the infection to other devices too. The latest version also provides protection to your activities in social networking sites which is very useful as people today seems to be more busy with those sites on a regular basis. The scanning speed is made much faster than what used to be earlier which now is also able to perform scans on idle mode or low priority mode and even while playing games. In addition to all of the above, it is one of the few antivirus product which comes with a full 100% Money Back Guarantee on purchase of the Antivirus software which is also very cheap as compared to others of its kind.
    • AVG AntiVirus 2011 System Requirements:

      • Operating System: 32-bit Windows XP, 64-bit Windows XP Pro, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7
      • HDD: 480MB (Free)
      • Processor: 1.5GHz - 1.8GHz
      • RAM: : 512MB for 32-bit, 1GB for 64-bit (Free Memory)
    • Conclusion:

      • Pros: Fast Scanning, LinkScanner, Social Networking Protection
      • Cons: Sometimes Raises False Warning
    • AVG AntiVirus 2011 Price:

      • 34.99USD (Rs.799.00/-) approximately.

  5. Image5Avast AntiVirus 5: Avast Antivirus is also one widely used antivirus product which have some unique tools and services available to offer. The most featured item of this Antivirus program is that of its ability to perform Bootscan which let's you scan the whole system before logging in to your Windows account. The effectiveness of this antivirus is also good and can detect and heal most of the virus and spywares that might have crept in. It also provides good resident protection and the virus definition is frequently updated and made available. The update feature is one key advantage as the same can work with low speed dial-up connections too without causing any error. The built-in Intelligent Scanner, Behavior Shield and Sandbox are some of the latest improvements which have been integrated to this useful and effective Antivirus product. It can provide protection even while surfing the internet and warns the user of any threat while accessing various webpages while also restricting them to open in the browser. It can even provide its service to protect from any infections which may creep in while chatting. The feature to safely browse the potentially harmful websites is another useful features and thereby improving your browsing experience without any fear of getting a virus attack. If you are involved in gaming and would love to avoid the annoying popup message and warnings from the Antivirus product, then Avast won't disappoint you which allows to make use of the Silent/Gaming Mode while paying games or even while watching movies in full screen mode. Above all, it is worth the try for all of the Windows users and thereby protect the system accordingly with the reliable protection solution that Avast offers.
    • Avast AntiVirus 5 System Requirements:

      • Operating System: Windows 2000 Pro SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista (Except Starter Edition), Windows 7 (Except Starter Edition)
      • HDD: 250MB (Free)
      • Processor: 1.5GHz - 1.8GHz
      • RAM: : 256MB for 32-bit, 512MB for 64-bit (Free Memory)
    • Conclusion:

      • Pros: Good Interface, Sandbox, Advanced Heuristic Detection
      • Cons: No Protection against Phishing
    • Avast AntiVirus 5 Price:

      • 34.95USD (Rs.1784.00/-) approximately.

So, these are some of the best antivirus products in our observations that you may try in the new year 2011. Since we have only listed Top 5 Antivirus Product of 2011, there are many other such softwares which are left out but also provides good solution to protect against viruses such as McAfee, Quick Heal, ESET Nod32, Avira etc. This list is prepared only after collated observation of the various product that is personally tried by me and is in-turn carefully evaluated to provide the best review for them. As I have already mentioned above that the performance may sometimes vary with different users and hence this resource must be accepted as a reference only to get a quick view of what others are using and their experience in using it.

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Author: Aamir shahzad17 May 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Good job by konwer.this very good article about anti virus.

aamir khan

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