Technology is getting improved day by day. The reasons for us to use computers are getting more and more. All this is the good part. Now comes the bad part, Viruses and other Malwares. BlackHats are making hell lot of money just by these malwares. But these malwares use layman’s computers for making this happen. As of now if you just leave your computer online without any firewalls or antivirus softwares, it is said that, it will get infected in just 10 mins.
With the plethora of viruses, bugs, worms and threats invading the desktop these days, antivirus products have become a critical tool for any PC user. Again there are lots of Antivirus softwares for you to choose. Each one is having its own advantages and disadvantages.
And let me tell you at first only. There are Rogue AntiVirus softwares, which may disguise you .
Rogue security software is a form of computer malware that deceives or misleads users into paying for the fake or simulated removal of malware. Rogue security software, in recent years, has become a growing and serious security threat in desktop computing.
So just don’t fall for this.
Now let me come to the Comparison of Top 5 AntiVirus softwares.
Nod32 Antivirus promises you fast, effective and easy-to-use protection. The system wil not slow down a little bit because of NOD32 and yet it is quite powerful. Almost all emerging threats are detectable by NOD32. The database updates are very frequent offering one of the best real time protection even from the latest malwares. The user interface is quite good. The UI very easy to eyes. It has 2 profiles for both advanced PC users and normal PC users. But still the user configurable options are less compared to some other Antivirus. For some users this may be a disadvantage. But still I can sya it is good for its simplicity.
- Keeps you safe from viruses, spyware, trojans, password stealers and other malware threats
- Stops most new threats proactively, well before other vendors have issued a signature, maximizing your defense against new and unknown threats
- Scans and cleans Internet traffic and email, even when it’s SSL-encrypted, so your email is always safe
- Stops threats from entering through removable devices so you can share files with confidence
- Integrated SysInspector and SysRescue simplify system diagnosis and recovery
- Self defense prevents malware from degrading your level of protection
- Tiny signature updates happen discretely as needed and won’t bog down your system
- Free technical support via the Web, email or phone
Avast is famous for their Home Free version. They offers an unmatched protection from viruses free. This free version is only for Home users. FREE avast! antivirus Home Edition includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs Checkmark process, and ANTI-ROOTKIT detection based on the best-in class GMER technology even with No additional purchase.Avast has a skinnable user interface. The gallery for this skins contain awesome skins. If you haven’t tried avast till now, I will tell you to try it atleast once. Anyway avast detection for Script files is somewhat bad for Home edition.
Then one best part of avast is the BootTime Scan. It helps you to remove viruses at the boot time. This helps to remove the viruses which are very difficult to remove when windows is working. Another thing about avast is its disinfection capability. Its just awesome. If you are disinfecting with avast, a corrupt file hardly happens.
- Anti-spyware built-in
- Web Shield
- Anti-rootkit built-in
- Automatic updates
- Strong self-protection
- Virus Chest
- Antivirus kernel
- System integration
- Simple User Interface
- Integrated Virus Cleaner
- Resident protection
- Support for 64-bit Windows
- P2P and IM Shields
- Network Shield
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 – the backbone of your PC’s security system – offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to protect your PC.
- Overall the best detection rate, Frequent database updates, Good detection of potentially unwanted and dangerous applications, Good self defense, etc etc The good parts of Kaspersky antivirus is incomparable with many of its competitors. As far as I know the only bad part of Kaspersky is, its usage of system resources is a little bit more, and this may make your system a little bit slow.
- Real-time scanning of files, web pages and e-messages
- Basic identity theft protection Improved!
- Color-coding of links to unsafe websites New!
- Disabling of links to malicious websites
- Blocking of suspicious programs based on their behavior Improved!
- Protection from hijacking of your PC
- Self-protection from malware
- Regular and emergency updates for always-on protection
BitDefender Antivirus 2010 provides advanced proactive protection against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, without slowing down your PC. Bitdefender is one of the most stable Antivirus Software. Whatever happens to the system, this application runs like a charm. And this helps to recover from any bad conditions. Besides this, the software is just a usual antivirus application.
Features and Benefits
- Confidently download, share and open files from friends, family, co-workers – and even total strangers
- Protects against viruses and other malware using industry-leading technology
- Scans all Web, e-mail and instant messaging traffic in real-time
- Provides an unmatched detection rate of new threats based on two different proactive technologies
- Blocks spyware programs that track your online activities
- Protect your identity: shop, bank, listen and watch, privately and securely
- Blocks web pages that attempt to steal your credit card data
- Prevents personal information from leaking via e-mail, Web or instant messaging
- Guard your conversations with top-of-the line encryption
- Instant Messaging Encryption keeps your conversations private on Yahoo! and MSN Messenger
- Play safely, play seamlessly
- Reduces the system load and avoids requesting user interaction during game play
- Get fine-tuned performance from your computer
- Optimized scanning technology skips safe files for better scan speed and lower system load
- Laptop Mode prolongs battery life
- Let professionals solve any security issues
- Assistance with common issues built directly into the product
- Free technical support for the entire duration of the product license
Avira AntiVir Personal – FREE Antivirus is a reliable free antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. Monitors every action executed by the user or the operating system and reacts promptly when a malicious program is detected.Avira AntiVir Personal is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, designed to offer reliable free of charge virus protection to home-users, for personal use only.
- AntiVir protection against viruses, worms and Trojans
- AntiDialer protection against expensive dialers
- AntiRootkit protection against hidden rootkits
- Faster Scanning up to 20% faster
- New User Interface
- AntiPhishing protection against phishing
- AntiSpyware protection against spyware and adware
- NetbookSupport for laptops with low resolution
Now thats all for now. So select a good antivirus, and install. By the way, if you think some oether antivirus should come in this list, put it as comment. Give your reviews also.