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COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VARIOUS ANTIVIRUS PROGRAMS

 

A short study of antivirus like Mcafee , Norton , Avg , Trend micro and Webroot 

 

Choose best antivirus in 2019

 

Now a days antivirus is the first need of a computer. Here i am going to tell you about best antivirus in 2019. There are several good antivirus , which one of them you should use depends on your sytem configuration as well as your security needs.

 

Comparative study of various antivirus programs ( for Mcafee , Norton , AVG , Trend micro and Webroot 

 

Whenever it comes to security of our assets, we are very conscious and preventive about it. We try to
safeguard our homes and business infra with the best quality locks available in the market. As the value
of our asset increases, so our attention towards its security, level of security and the cost involved in the
security also increases in the same manner. We hire security guards, we search for which new lock
system has came in the market with upgraded technology and lots of such things but why we forget to
secure our assets which are in the form of data stored on our system and those being shared over
network. Security of digital asset is equally or say even more important than the security of our physical
assets. These digital assets also include your personal details, bank statements and related details,
documents related to property or education, business plans and many more. Now you can imagine the
importance of the security of digital assets. Our computer system is secured using computer security
programs commonly known as antiviruses. Now, when you are aware of digital security importance, you
must also enquire about various antivirus applications available in the market. So here comes an honest
an unbiased comparison between some of the best- known antiviruses depending on various points.
Firstly, try to figure out that as per your utility which feature is more important for your computer
security program and then choose one for your computer.


best antivirus for windows 10 | Norton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Norton is quite known name in the field of antivirus. The company that prepares this security program is
always curious to know about new kind of digital attacks so that they can prepare for the counter
program accordingly. Norton can be said an integrated package of security program as even the basic
Norton security program gives your system and data protection against malware, virus, phishing attack,
ransomware and spyware. It protects your personal and financial information whenever you are
connected to the internet. This program gives firewall protection to your home network but not the
basic security program. To avail firewall protection, you will need premium program. The most negative
feature of this program is that it takes longer time to scan the system.

Editors remark-

Best with a computer have high configuration ( i.e. at least 4 gb or more ram and minimum i3 processors )

Security level - 5 out of 5


best antivirus for windows 8 | Avg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The reason for which this name is common among all end users is its free antivirus and malware
protection. It not only sounds free but it provides a lot more with no money. It scans for virus and
malware. Also, it considers performance issues, gives security updates, and finds malicious files being
downloaded in this no- money edition. When you pay money for the advanced version of it, many more
additional security features get attached to it. Then it will protect against malware, spyware and viruses.
It will not only detect malicious downloads but also block it from being downloaded. Avg also offers
enhanced firewall for your own network in its premium version. Its file encryption feature protects your
important data from theft. The drawback of this security program is it slows down your system.

 

Editors remark-

Best with a computer have moderate configuration ( i.e. at least 2 gb or more ram and minimum i3 processors )

Security level - 4.5 out of 5


Another best antivirus software for windows 10 | McAfee

 

 

The most advantageous thing about McAfee is that once you pay for the computer security program,
you may use it for a number of devices that you own i.e. unlimited installations for onetime payment.

You do not need to pay additional money to set up same protection shield in your other devices. McAfee
gives advanced threat defense against advanced malware, virus and other known threats. The program
does not allow unauthorized applications and malwares on server to enter in the area of end- user.
McAfee complete data protection centrally manages unauthorized access to data and thereby prevents
data loss. It provides a highly performing secure web gateway with proper threat protection in its
unified software. Its quick- clean feature scans the whole system for junk files, temporary files and
shortcuts in order to clean them. Its spyware detection and removal are not up to the mark.

 

Editors remark-

Best with a computer have moderate-high configuration ( i.e. at least 4 gb or more ram and minimum i3 processors )

Security level - 4.75 out of 5


best inexpensive antivirus software | Webroot

 

 

Webroot secure anywhere is one of those few computer security programs who first started using cloud
technology for protection. Being based on cloud, it does not take much space on the system and so
system never slows down while you are using webroot for virus protection. The foremost important
feature of webroot secure anywhere is its faster scanning without compromising the level of protection
and this feature is also due to cloud - based protection. It removes existing malwares from the system
and blocks the new malwares from entering into the system. It provides a better firewall and also gives
protection against phishing attacks. Being cloud based it lags in traditional testing while scores good in
individual testing.

 

Editors remark-

Best with a computer have any  configuration ( i.e. at least 1 gb or more ram and minimum dual core processors )

Security level - 4 out of 5

 

Trend micro | A superb all in one antivirus 

trend micro is one of the emerging antivirus. It is basically developed in japan. Now distributed worlwide. Its cutting edge security features and efficient working will make you a fan. Most good thing it is also light weighted , means you can just enjoy the both things good security and good performance of the computer. Being a good mix up it is rated as one of the modern security discovery. A superb User interface makes it the one of the "top of the world" antivirus .

 

 

Editor remarks-

Works with minimal configuration requirement.\

security level- 4.75 - 5

 

Kaspersky | High level security 

Again kaspersky is one of the antivirus which emphasize on security. Still you may expect a moderate system performance in comparison to other antivirus. You may compare this software with norton and mcafee as two of them are security empsasized antivirus. Now comparing with the 2 aspects system performance and security , it is last in security aspect and 1st in the performance. So if you want a good security along with almost good system performance you may go for kaspersky.

 

Editor remark-

Use good sytem configuration to get best system performance ( although 1 gb ram is good but 2gb ram will be good for the best system performance.

Security level - 4.75 - 5

 

 

 

Article reference-

https://www.webrootsafe.net/Directory

 

 

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Minimum system requirement for different antivirus

Webroot 

Windows Operating system:Webroot SecureAnywhere can be installed on a computer with one of the following operating systems:

 

Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) , Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit )

Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows Vista SP1, SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Processor & RAM:

Intel Pentium®/Celeron® family, or AMD® K6/Athlon™/Duron™ family, or other compatible processor


128 MB RAM (minimum)
2 GB RAM recommended (minimum)

Hard Disk Space:15 MB

Internet/Browser:Internet access is required.

Browser:

Google Chrome® 11 and newer

Internet Explorer® version 11 and newer (Windows XP IE8)

Microsoft Edge® (partial support)

Mozilla® Firefox® version 3.6 and newer

Safari 5 and newer

Opera 11 and newer

 

Mcafee 

 

System Requirements

Intel Pentium processor or compatible architecture

Internet connection—Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 with SP2 or later

RAM requirements—512 MB minimum; 1-2 GB recommended

Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device

256-color VGA monitor or better

Monitor with 1024x768 screen resolution

Note: The above are general system requirements and may vary depending on the nature of your environment.

Virus, spyware and firewall protection

 

User computers

Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 of later (32- and 64-bit)

Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)

Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)