In an escalating cybersecurity climate it’s no longer enough to secure your devices with a basic antivirus program. A premium antivirus suite should provide more than just basic malware protection. It could include the use of a VPN as well as performance-optimizing tools, and password managers. You should also consider an antivirus that is compatible with all operating systems and won’t slow down or hog your system resources.
The best antivirus software can detect and block a wide range of threats including viruses, worms trojans, ransomware spyware and adware rootkits as well as keyloggers. They also shield against phishing attacks by looking for the presence of malicious websites, as well as identifying fake or unsafe links.
There’s a vast array of antivirus software and the majority of them will allow you to try their program with a no-cost trial or money-back guarantee. Most offer 24/7 customer service and a complete knowledge base online to help to solve any issues.
If you’re looking for a solid antivirus program for Windows, the most popular alternative is Microsoft Defender (which comes preinstalled on the latest Windows computers). It scores highly in tests by independent labs like AV Test and AV Compare and is quite light and non-intrusive to use however it’s not at the same quality as premium standalone products.