Antivirus is essential in a way where PCs are always connected on the network, exchange data continuously and where malicious software (viruses and trojans) are constantly increasing.
In this article we will cover the best antivirus available for Windows, their effectiveness and functioning.
It is not easy to draw up a list of the best antivirus, we will base on the results obtained by independent international laboratories, which carry out tests with different types of threats and measure the impact of the antivirus on the resources of the PC.
All seven antiviruses included in the ranking are efficient solutions for personal safety, and offer optimal levels of protection. Let’s see what they are …
1 # Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019
This is a certainty, excellent performance, great effectiveness in blocking and removing any kind of threat, so much so that all international rankings place him as first place.
The application offers, in addition to a high capacity to detect and eliminate threats, a web filter to block access to dangerous sites and a secure browser to protect purchases and financial transitions. In addition there is a convenient password manager, useful and effective in keeping our credentials secure.
The new version 2019 has a new protective anti ransomware intelligent multi-level, able to identify those applications that have dangerous behavior. Ransomware is the malicious program known to have literally taken the data of millions of people as hostages, demanding a ransom.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019 is undoubtedly one of the most complete and effective solutions on the market. The 2019 version allows you to keep 3 devices safe (PC, Mac, Android, iOS) and also offers an effective firewall against intruders, an anti-spam filter and a solution for data encryption.
2 # Norton AntiVirus Basic
After many years of mediocrity, Norton finally managed to propose a noteworthy antivirus, very fast, efficient and very effective against all kinds of threats.
The antivirus offers, a convenient URL blocker able to keep us well away from any malicious site, and an excellent recognition of the dangerous files that will be reported as soon as downloaded. If all this is not enough, intelligent recognition will be able to do the rest, identifying and blocking suspicious behavior.
Norton Antivirus offers many options for those who want to customize their experience. It also offers the possibility to save your own personalized scans, to repeat them or to program them.
3 # Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018
The name is already a guarantee, Kaspersky has for years been among the best antivirus on the square. It has an exceptional recognition engine, and is one of the best solutions for the ability to repair the damage caused by malware to the system, also has an incredibly low number of false positives.
It is a solution without too many frills, but really effective, with an easy to use and intuitive interface, suitable for both beginners and more savvy users.
On the performance side it is not the lightest solution of this ranking, but it does not have a dramatic impact on resources.
4 # ESET NOD32 Antivirus
The solution for the safety of ESET has been on the crest of the wave for years, and is especially recommended by geeks, who love the wealth of options and effectiveness.
NOD32 is not exactly the easiest solution to use, so it is not recommended for novice users. It is not a solution full of extras like the previous two of our ranking, there is no firewall, no password manager, and no vulnerability scan. But it is a solution focused on substance, we have a really tough antivirus, with real-time protection, protection from exploits, and an anti-ransomware layer always active, a URL filter against malicious sites.
On the performance side, NOD rarely disappointed, even this version is fast, effective, light and without frills.
5 # Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus
It is the lightest anti -virus on the market, all the reviews and tests agree to underline that besides the excellent performance offers excellent protection. It is only in fifth place because being little known often does not find a place in the rankings of the test laboratories, in any case every time it was placed it was always placed very high.
The client is impressive weighs only two MB and installs in seconds, the definitions update are lowercase and do not saturate the band, and the space occupied in RAM memory is negligible. Despite the very low impact the Webroot solution offers many convenient extra features, we have: a complete and efficient firewall, a network monitor, an anti-phishing filter, and an effective anti-ransomware.
6 # F-Secure Antivirus SAFE
It is normally one of the most complete and expensive solutions. F-Secure offers: an excellent level of security and detection of threats, tools to make online transactions secure, advanced tools for family security, tools for Android and iOS that allow you to find the location, to block and reset your devices in case of loss.
The tests say it is really effective in detecting and removing threats, unfortunately it often has false positives. The control application is fast, light and really easy to use, just launch it to be safe.
7 # Panda Antivirus Pro
This is an excellent high-level solution, both for safety and ease of use. Panda Antivirus Pro offers: complete protection against ransomware, protection of connection security, protection from malicious sites, an effective firewall, a free VPN to browse anonymously and security, a password manager, an app for cleaning the system and performance optimization, an app for parental control and much more.
Together with F-Secure, this is the most complete suite. Maybe it is not exactly suitable for those looking for an essential product, but many of the features included are very useful especially for safe browsing.