Antivirus Comparison Chart
When selecting an antivirus program, you should consider the detection rate (how fast it can detect and block viruses), the system performance and any additional features like a VPN or password manager. It’s important to also consider the cost, how many devices it covers and how easy it will be to reach customer support.
The chart below lets users to filter their tools according to aggregated protection, false-positives and performance scores of various independent lab test results. This will help you determine the most effective antivirus to meet your security requirements. The tool also lets you know the number of device licenses you get from a program and whether it’s free or a paid subscription.
Antivirus programs can shield you from a range of malware threats. This includes trojans worms, rootkits, and keyloggers which record what you type on your keyboard, and ransomware which blocks your computer unless you pay to unlock it. Some of these malicious attacks can also infect other connected devices such as devices and smart appliances in your vehicle or in your home.
AV software also examines the way your device uses its resources and communicates with company servers about unusual behavior in order to keep tabs on suspicious activity. While most trusted vendors will do this in a legal way to safeguard your privacy, it is best to read the privacy policies of each vendor to be certain. This chart of the best antiviruses will help you choose the right tool to safeguard your personal and business devices.