Saturday, January 8, 2011

How to choose a good antivirus

We all know how important having a good antivirus protection on our computer, but the problem is choosing the best products that suits our needs. here are some tips to help you choose antivirus protection and to avoid to fall for the useless ones.

1. Effectiveness - You should check how effective it is by checking what threats it can eliminate. It is very important to know which product are able to cope with latest computer threats. 

2. User friendly (Easy to use) - Choose a software protection that you easily use and without any complex and hidden menus.

3. Virus definition and scanning engine updates - It is very important that antivirus program offers a regular virus definition update or else you are just wasting your time and money on a useless software.

4. Real-time Scanning - This will help protect your machine at all times.

5. System resources consumption - Find a antivirus that is not power hungry.

6. Know Your Needs - if you don't go online every hour then a basic protection is enough but if your computer is always online then it is advisable to get all-in-one security software.

7. Technical support - Look also for antivirus makers that provides good support so you can easily get help any time or you can call them for an assistance.

8. Have a taste before you make a purchase - Test them before you purchase to help you decide if that software can really protect your machine.

avira              AVG                    Avast 
McAfee         NOD32                 Panda 
TreatFire      Trend Micro         Rising 
PC Tools      Norton


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