Antiviruses

logo ESET NOD32 Internet Security ESET NOD32 Internet Security
logo Avast Free Antivirus Avast Free Antivirus
logo Avast Premium Security Avast Premium Security
logo Bitdefender Bitdefender
logo Kaspersky Kaspersky
logo AVG AntiVirus Free AVG AntiVirus Free
logo Dr.Web CureIt! Dr.Web CureIt!
logo 360 Total Security 360 Total Security

Hackers do not sleep: 90 million new viruses mercilessly attack computers - said Eugene Kaspersky - founder of Kaspersky Lab. But, as you know, for every action there is a counteraction, and his name is antivirus. It is a mistake to believe that you can spot a system defect with the naked eye. A virus can creep up unnoticed and appear after a long time, safely hiding in the bowels of your computer. Antivirus programs provide digital and informational security, check local data and web pages in real time and perform a number of functions:

  • protection of personal data (prevention of phishing attacks);
  • protection from banking Trojans;
  • warning of malicious sites and software;
  • blocking spam messages;
  • high-performance system scanning;
  • increasing PC performance;
  • internet security (online shopping, registering on websites).

Both paid and free antivirus programs are effective. The IT industry offers a large number of antivirus programs with different parameters, and each of them reliably protects the system from virus programs.

All Antiviruses in rating

ESET NOD32 Internet Security is a comprehensive antivirus that combines maximum protection with minimum impact on the system. It is produced by the Slovak developers of ESET company. The latest technology applies intelligent methods to prevent attacks by viruses, Trojans, spyware, worms, adware and other types of threats without reducing system performance or interrupting work.

Pros

    • Cross-platform
    • Low resource consumption
    • User-friendly interface
    • Update distribution system
    • ThreatSense Technology

Cons

    • Insufficient scanning depth

In today's Internet space, threats and attacks lurk at every turn. To protect yourself from them to the maximum extent possible, it is recommended to install a special program on your computer - antivirus. Most of them with optimum functionality are paid. But there is an exception to the rule - anti-virus Avast, which is a development of Czech programmers. Antivirus minimizes program slowdowns, has a clear interface and large-scale functionality.

Pros

    • Heuristic scanning
    • Protection against all known malware
    • Adapted versions for Windows and Mac
    • Ability to activate "Do Not Disturb" mode, which hides notifications

Cons

    • Built-in advertising

Avast Premium Security is a comprehensive antivirus for Windows that protects your system and your Internet space. It stops suspicious processes, catches and blocks viruses, reports low reputation of visited sites and possible password leakage, so you can use the Internet and your computer in peace, without fear of making a mistake.

Pros

    • Blocking ransomware
    • Protection from viruses and other malware
    • Shopper Safety
    • Wi-Fi security vulnerability detection
    • Webcam protection
    • Remote access protection

Bitdefender is an antivirus program that protects your PC in real time from virus attacks. The program does not just take care of your computer, but also has basic capabilities. They can track and eliminate suspicious files, virus invasions that target your PC in time. The program will interest both the novice and the experienced user. One of the main advantages of the antivirus is the free version. But it is not inferior to commercial programs in terms of capabilities. The official Bitdefender antivirus website offers programs for both home and business use.

Pros

    • Cloud technology
    • Smart Scan technology
    • Real-time protection
    • Idle time scanning
    • Early boot scan
    • Periodic updates
    • Anti-rootkit
    • HTTP Scan
    • Active virus control

Regular antivirus tools do not always cope with protecting your operating system from malicious files and hacker attacks. The free Panda utility proved to be quite effective not only when working on stationary devices, but also when scanning removable media. After a quick installation via cloud storage, you can take advantage of the anti-virus's functionality and get to work.

Pros

    • No updates required
    • Included in the installation package is an additional USB vaccine tool for checking pluggable devices
    • No low-priority notifications

Cons

    • Automatic scanning is not provided

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-spyware, and anti-spyware software developed by the Kaspersky Lab. The program has had this name since 2000, although its development and origins date back to 1989. All versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus are generally acknowledged to be reliable on the anti-virus market in the world. Today Kaspersky Lab provides customers with a range of products to combat viruses and malware. One of the most popular today is Kaspersky internet security 2010. In addition to the anti-virus module itself, this software is equipped with a firewall component designed to protect the user's computer from hacker attacks.

Pros

    • Cloud virus scan
    • Personal or Family version (selectable)
    • Parental controls (Family version only)
    • Privacy protections
    • Secure storage for an unlimited number of passwords

Cons

    • The trial version works for 30 days after installation

AVG AntiVirus Free is a free antivirus for PC with comprehensive protection against viruses and malware. The program is installed for free and has a free and extended version with maximum system security, optimizing its operation and increasing performance.

Pros

    • Unique search engine Virus Stalker
    • Task list creation and operations schedule
    • AVG Free Antivirus Download
    • Imperceptible load on the system resources
    • Clear and conveniently displayed menu items

Cons

    • It is suggested to buy a paid version

The slogan "Made in Germany!" applies to Avira anti-virus, because your data are under so many attacks on the Internet that the proven German quality will have to do just fine. The manufacturer has many years of experience in the field of information security, has won numerous awards and is widely used all over the world.

Pros

    • Curing infected files
    • Virus Scanner
    • Blocking potentially unwanted programs
    • Block phishing attacks
    • Blocks infected sites
    • Doesn't slow down

Cons

    • Advertisement

Dr. Web CureIt! is a utility for treating personal computers from viruses, trojans, and other malicious scripts from the globally renowned developer of antivirus software, Dr. Web. Since 2005, the program has been available for download to all internet users and does not require a license activation key. Thus, the utility will be absolutely free for those who use a PC at home. To download it, you need to provide your email address on the developer's website and agree to send data related to the utility's functioning. After that, a download link for the antivirus will be sent to the specified email address.

Pros

    • Simplicity and user-friendly interface that doesn't overwhelm with unnecessary settings;
    • Efficiency against viruses and other malicious programs;
    • No fee for installation.

Cons

    • The program does not automatically scan downloaded files and the system, which creates a system security threat, and manually checking every downloaded document or program is inconvenient.
    • Dr. Web CureIt! does not work without updating the databases, so you have to repeat the entire process of downloading the utility and download a new version, which takes a while.

The 360 Total Security application is a reliable antivirus that can be downloaded for free and quickly installed on your PC. It not only protects your device from virus attacks but also improves its performance and speed by tracking the appearance of viruses and malware on your computer in real-time.

Thanks to proactive technologies, 360 Total Security software prevents viruses and spyware from accessing any data on your personal PC, blocking all attempts to intercept personal information while protecting all your documents and allowing you to create backups.

The level of protection provided by this tool is comparable to the best paid antivirus programs, but unlike them, it can be downloaded for free without any special software requirements for your computer.

Pros

    • Full Russian translation.
    • The application has a large number of additional tools.
    • The free application has free add-ons.
    • The installation process is simple and fast.
    • The interface is intuitive even for beginners.
    • The software requirements are minimal.
    • Surrogate engines provide reliable antivirus protection.

Cons

    • May miss viruses, including very dangerous ones.
    • The personal engine of 360 Total Security does not guarantee 100% protection.
    • The system is under increased load.
    • Takes a long time to scan for viruses.
    • Optimization is not always useful.
    • The free version contains a lot of advertising.
    • Increased number of false positives.

In order to prevent malicious plugins from infiltrating the user's computer, "Kaspersky Lab" offers the opportunity to use the free product Kaspersky FREE. By installing the application on their PC, the user can avoid worrying about accidentally navigating to dangerous links. The utility itself installs in just a few minutes and does not require significant system resources. Activation of the application will take place after creating a personal user account, for which it is sufficient to provide an email address.

Pros

    • Set up a full scanning schedule using the task manager.
    • There is no tracking of user queries with subsequent suggestions of various advertising plugins.
    • Low system requirements, efficiently works on budget dual-core processors.
    • Fully secure on-screen keyboard that prevents information interception during input.
    • The application allows avoiding infection of the user device's file system.
    • It is distributed on a free basis with subsequent automatic updates.
    • Sleek design and user-friendly interface of the application.

Cons

    • The most tricky viruses that require more complex scanning are not detected.
    • The software does not support the "FireWall" network firewall.
    • It is impossible to enable the parental control option.
    • It decreases overall computer performance while operating.