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THE BEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR 2013

Kaspersky

I had the chance to test some of the reputable antivirus software applications and thus I wanted to share my impressions with everyone. We have tested BitDefender, Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 and F-Secure, which are three of the most wanted applications. There are many interesting conclusions that can be drawn from these tests.

We will start by analysing the BitDefender antivirus first. This is the application that really stands out from the crowd of many antivirus applications that have flooded the market. The newest version that came up in 2013 is especially worth having it, because you will be 100% positive that your computer system will be safe all the time and will resist all attacks like viruses, keyloggers, rootkits and many harmful programs. If it is a comfort reputable test labs like AV-Test and West Coast Labs approve it for usage. The installation is pretty much simple, and the software has a simple user interface that will guide you through all the steps. Keep in mind that the software offers a pre-installation scan of your computer system, and will clean your system once it is finished. It is advisable to use the recommended settings when you are installing the software. When the software is installed, you will see a popup screen like the one presented on figure 1.

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INSTALLING AND SETTING UP MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS

Microsoft Security Essentials

It is essential for every computer system to be protected from unauthorized access. Your data should be kept private at all time while browsing on the Internet. So, by bringing out these facts we come to the conclusion that having an antivirus installed on your PC is essential. Anyway, there is one big dilemma that must be cleared out. The first question is why you should pay for this kind of service and how much you should pay. The answer to the dilemma is simple. You don’t have to pay a dime for this kind of service thanks to Microsoft Security Essentials. It is the best free antivirus and Internet security software ever announced. All you will need is a licenced copy of your Windows OS.

The first step is to visit the official Microsoft website and search for the Download & Shop button. Here you will be redirected to a screen like the one presented on Figure 1.

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NEWEST ESET SECURITY APPLICATIONS

ESET

While searching for the best antivirus software applications, we decided to test the newest security applications from ESET. ESET as a company always keeps up with the newest trends and reveals new and reliable applications. That is the case with their newest products that came out on the market this year.

For non-business users they have announced two new applications. The first one is called ESET Smart Security 6, and is actually all in one application that contains features like Location tracking, Anti-theft diagnostics, Laptop activity watching, Personal firewall, Out-of-home network, Anti phishing, Anti spyware, Antivirus, Parental control, and many more. All of these features come for free with a single user license. This fact really surprised us a lot. As we were installing the software, we must say that is the easiest application to install on any computer and of course any platform. It works smoothly on any OS that is currently used. With the new Location tracking and Laptop activity features, users can mark the device, track it on a map and watch the thieves via the built-in camera. With the Personal firewall feature your content is kept secure from unauthorized access. Anti-phishing and Antispam features protect your sensitive information like usernames, passwords, bank accounts, and filter your email inbox. The Antivirus and Antispyware are the features that are of biggest concern. We tested these features thoroughly and concluded that ESET found all the threats and cleaned the system for a very quick period. It provides protection from online and offline threats and doesn’t allow malware to spread on other users.

TOP 5 ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR 2012

BitDefender

The question that runs through every computer user’s mind it that “Is my PC safe? ” Considering the fact that most times they are not protected because every day new viruses and malware are born, so despite vendor’s claims, no single antivirus solution, or indeed any one security software, can be relied upon for total protection without safe surfing and computing practices; we need the best antivirus software to put our fears and question to sleep. Antivirus is produces daily, and the market is being bombarded with numerous solutions, some free some paid for, making the users confused and not sure which product is best. Some meet the expectations others do not, which leave the user vulnerable to virus, malware and spyware attacks.

That why I am writing this article to enlighten PC users on the TOP BEST AND PAID ANTIVIRUS software for 2012. This is the list:

REVIEW: AVG FREE ANTIVIRUS

AVG Free Antivirus

AVG (Anti-Virus Guard) is one of the best known Internet security software. Its main purpose is to detect and stop viruses, malware and threats that are harmful for your computer. This antivirus is very easy to use, doesn’t affect your computers performance and, most important, provides you the protection you need.

It is always recommended that you use the latest installation file, this way you will have the best possible level of protection and less update files will need to be downloaded after the installation. The link for free download of AVG Antivirus is: http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2013/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?part=dl-avg_free_eu&subj=dl&tag=button

After you press download, a dialog box will appear where you will need to click Save File.

1. Save file