Tuesday, 29 Sep, 2009 Technology

Top 6 Best Anti-virus Software Programs


Our team at www.InfoNIAC.com analyzed some of the most popular anti-virus software programs described on the Internet, the ones that users voted for as the most effective. We used data from various online resources, compared votes and reviews and came up with a list of the top 6 best anti-virus software programs. These anti-viruses are listed randomly, which means that they all have their advantages and drawbacks and they cannot be arranged in any particular order. Various online sources have their own lists of the best anti-virus software programs, but all of them have tangency points, which we decide to outline in this article. You can consider this list a subjective opinion and are welcome to express your opinion in the comment section.

Whenever you decide to install anti-virus software, there are some things you need to take into consideration. Some of the most important things you need to know were presented in one of our previous articles, so check it out. Here is out list of top 6 best anti-virus software programs.

BitDefender Antivirus

The BitDefender antivirus has always been considered as a good one, being able to effectively capture and delete malware. It shows great protection especially against spyware. The results of independent tests showed that the latest BitDefender Antivirus 2010 can block effectively serious threats. It features an improved antiphishing and ID theft protection. It blocks websites that try to steal personal information such as details of your credit card. It runs without slowing down the system and has an improved IM encryption, being able to protect your chats over instant messaging.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus

Everybody knows Kaspersky, which for many years has been considered one of the best anti-viruses on the market. The latest Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 once again proves that it can effectively deal against computer viruses, spyware, adware, and more. The latest version of the anti-virus there's one interesting feature - a "virtual keyboard" - meant to protect the user from keyloggers and phishing websites. The virtual keyboard makes it possible for the user to introduce sensitive passwords without using the physical keyboard. In addition, the virtual keyboard is able to block programs that attempt to make a screenshot of the virtual keyboard.

Panda Antivirus

This anti-virus software can boast an ultra fast scan engine. Panda Antivirus Pro has voted as one of the best protection tools for Windows OS. It automatically and quickly gets rid of malware and automatically updates. The anti-rootkit technology (featured in the latest Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 program) is able to identify and delete silently-installed rootkits that are usually used to dodge common antivirus products. In addition, the anti-virus protects user's identity using its anti-phishing filter and anti-banking Trojans engine. The program's Web filter allows you to surf the Internet without worrying about your system being infected.

Norton AntiVirus

Besides boasting a nice design, this anti-virus software shows some high speeds in scanning for malware. This anti-virus software is rather expensive and it would probably be better for the company to make something about this drawback. The 2010 version features an improved anti-spyware function and fast pulse updates that last between 5 and 15 minutes. The program also offers a great protection against malware that attempts to steal personal information. It allows the users to safely connect to Wi-Fi and protects against websites that try to install malware on your system. The latest version features Internet Worm Protection function that is able to block sophisticated worms like Blaster and Sasser (you can read about these viruses here at www.InfoNIAC.com - check the links at the bottom of the article) before these worms infect your computer.

Trend Micro Antivirus

This anti-virus is considered to be one of the best for the same reasons as all viruses described here: great protection against computer viruses, worms, Trojan horse programs, phishing, spam, bots, spyware, adware and more. The program is easy to use and is rather inexpensive. Based on specific categories the anti-virus can block websites that feature inappropriate content. It automatically updates and boasts real-time protection. In addition, the latest version of Trend Micro Antivirus features Remote File Lock that keeps the information on your laptop locked for intruders if the computer is lost or stolen.


ESET NOD32 Antivirus instantly detects and deletes computer viruses, Trojan horse programs, worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits and more. This anti-virus software uses a mix of filtration methods and can detect both known and unknown malware. One of its drawbacks is that the program can take some resources when scanning the computer for viruses. ESET NOD32 Antivirus effectively blocks programs that try to steal personal data. In addition, it can perform real-time scan of emails. For laptop users the anti-virus has one more feature - it includes an automatic energy-conserving battery mode.

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