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Monday, 14 March 2011

Best Antivirus Software - Editor's Choice

#1 Shield Deluxe 2011 - Antivirus Protection
Review date: 02.10.2011

Description:
The best part of using Security Shield 2011 is the fact that is powered by BitDefender. This antivirus company protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. The Shield Deluxe 2011 will protect your PC and personal data from theft, making it worth considering.

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Price:
$19.99
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Advanced Features:

* Fast response time
* Low cost
* Total virus and spyware protection
* Free technical support
* Intelligent scanning
* Real time threat detection
* Hourly updates, Vista compatible
* Decides best security actions to take
* Stealth web browsing
* Excellent extended parental controls
* Uses minimal system resources

Review:
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You can set your computer to update viruses weekly and run a complete virus scan. The system can be restored after malicious activity. It controls the status of the system registry and notifies users of any suspicious objects.

* Ability to compile lists of applications. The program can be restored after malicious activity.
* Monitors the activity of programs and processes that have been launched in the computer's memory.
* Controls over changes in the file system. Proactive protection.
* Removes spyware parasites to protect your privacy and prevent system crashes and slow-downs.
* Protection from rootkits and worms. Reactive method using signature databases.
* Blocks access to inappropriate websites and e-mail.
* Reduces the system load and postpones updates, allowing for secure gaming at top speed.
* Scans all Web, e-mail and instant messaging traffic in real-time.
* Advanced system maintenance tools.

Best of all, no additional or hidden charges for the technical support services assistance while most of antivirus companies charge an additional amount to correct virus or spyware damage either per minute or per incident. And it is among the lowest cost product available.

#2 Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus 2011
Review date: 03.09.2011

Description:
The danger of an attack on a computer system is constantly growing. Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus 2011 provides comprehensive and easy to use protection from viruses, intruders, and other Internet-based threats. Inexpensive product received excellent scores in our performance tests. In addition, we found it to be a very comprehensive antivirus solution.

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Price:
$69.95
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Advanced Features:

* Real-time updates
* Smart scanning
* Effective antivirus Protection
* Customizable security for your home PCs
* Prevents virus-infected emails
* Home Protection for up to 3 PCs
* Spyware and Adware Protection
* Automatic Virus Pattern Updates
* Enhanced Software History Cleaner
* Effective Antivirus Protection
* Excellent value

Review:
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Best of all, the anti-virus engine protects against computer viruses, worms, Trojan horse
programs, and related security threats.

* Easy to understand security reports.
* Instant messaging protection with automatic renewal.
* Free phone, email and chat support, with your annual subscription.
* Block websites with inappropriate content based on specific categories.
* Protect your privacy by getting rid of records listing Web sites and files recently opened.
* Stops viruses, worms, spyware and bots. Enhanced software history cleaner.
* Automatically download the latest signature updates. Quarantined file recovery.
* Real-time protection. You can run scheduled and manual scans.
* Keeps your system protected against all types of malicious threats.
* Remote File Lock safeguards your private files in case your laptop is lost or stolen.

Powerful anti-spyware technology guards your personal information and privacy against spyware, rootkits and other malicious software. Trend Micro Antivirus 2011covers the basics, providing antivirus, antispyware, antiphishing, antispam, two-way firewall, and, unlike other Internet Security suites, includes parental controls.

#3 Norton Antivirus 2011
Review date: 09.27.2010

Description:
Norton AntiVirus 2011 provides fast, responsive defense against all types of malicious software. The new Norton Protection System employs a multilayered set of security technologies that work in concert to detect, identify, and block attacks. It is still the top of its class in terms of performance.

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Price:
$39.99
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Silent Mode stops alerts from appearing and background activities from occuring for a brief period of time.

Main Features:

* Recovery tool
* Web browser protection
* Advanced antivirus with anti-spyware
* Best proactive protection
* Rapid pulse updates every 5 to 15 minutes
* Rootkit detection, two way firewall
* Defends against Web-based attacks
* Automatic Virus Pattern Updates

Review:
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The most trusted Symantec Norton Antivirus have updates their latest product Norton Antivirus 2011, have released and gives a faster and better performance of your pc against Viruses and spywares.

* Network mapping and monitoring.
* Secures, stores and manages login and personal information
* Automatically saves important files locally or to secured online storage.
* Maps your wireless home network.
* Free chat and phone support.
* Monitor your home network and more safely connect to Wi-fi networks.
* AutoFix technology will diagnose and fix common problems for you.
* Automatically schedules scans and updates to occur while PC is idle.
* Blocks browser exploits and protects against infected Web sites.
* Prevents unauthorized users from changing your critical applications.
* Monitors all processes and registry changes.

Beginning users should have no problems navigating within the application. Besides, New Norton Internet Worm Protection blocks certain more sophisticated worms (such as Blaster and Sasser) before they enter your computer. A good product for keeping your computer safe from viruses. All regular telephone technical support calls are free.

#4 Panda Antivirus Pro 2011
Review date: 03.09.2011

Description:
Panda Antivirus features a new ultraFast scan engine, 30% faster than its predecessors, Panda's exclusive SmartClean technology. In a nutshell, a good antivirus solution for Windows, that keeps your computer protected from any Internet threats. Panda USB Vaccine protects your PC and USB drive from infection.

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$39.99
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Software Summary:

Overall, it does a fair job with a solid antivirus firewall software. Best of all, the user interface has been modernized for 2011.


Main Features:

* Better resource usage
* Automatically eliminates viruses
* Anti-Malware Engine
* On-demand scanning
* Smart auto-configuration
* Automatic Virus Pattern Updates

Review:
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Anti-Rootkit Technology detects and removes silently-installed rootkits used by malware or intruders to evade traditional antivirus products.

* Blocks intruders even on your wireless network.
* Intrusion prevention blocks known and unknown hacker attacks and vulnerability.
* Identity protection: Anti-Phishing Filter, Anti-Banking Trojans Engine.
* Incorporates an advanced heuristic scan that detects more identity theft.
* Identity protection: Anti-Phishing Filter, Anti-Banking Trojans Engine.
* Personal Firewall protects you against Internet-borne worms and hacker attacks.
* Removes all traces of clutter left by spyware on your PC.

Panda 2011 products offer a better customer experience than before, thanks to the new registration process and the new user interface.

The Web filter lets you browse safely without the risk of infections, vulnerabilities exploits or phishing websites. The scanning features have been sped up and the new interface is a clean and modern take on a time-tested product.

#5 ZoneAlarm Anti-virus
Review date: 02.10.2011

Description:
New engine delivers the best virus protection with significantly enhanced detection and removal capabilities. A configuration wizard leads you through setup, making it easy for everyday users to secure their systems fast.

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Price:
$29.95
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Software Summary:

The ZoneAlarm online forums are active, with users worldwide eager and willing to answer your question.


Main Features:

* Compatible with Windows 7
* Advanced antivirus, spyware removal protection
* On demand scanner interface
* Simple to install and run
* Advanced virus removal technology

Review:
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Enhanced detection and removal capabilities stop even the latest and most aggressive viruses before they infect your PC.

* Offers both single-user and three-user license.
* Wireless PC Protection: it sets appropriate security.
* Pre-loaded security settings provide easy, instant virus protection.
* Minimum PC resources and bandwidth consumption.
* Proactive firewall protection with multiple layers of security.

Not certified by any of the three major independent testing labs (Virus Bulletic, Checkmark, or ICSA).
Unlike other antivirus products, Auto-Learn from Check Point is a system that automatically configures security settings based on a user's unique computer environment and behavior, making the initial set-up virtually silent.

#6 ESET NOD32 Antivirus
Review date: 06.24.2010

Description:
ESET NOD32 Antivirus proactively detects and disables viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits. It includes advanced archive scanning, access control for removable media.

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Price:
$39.99
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Software Summary:

Self-Defense - a built-in technology to prevent malicious software from corrupting or disabling the system's security.


Main Features:

* Precise detection of active rootkits
* Uses a combination of filtration methods
* Identifies known and unknown threats
* System restore

Review:
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This antivirus program can take some resources when running a full scan.

* Well-designed interface.
* Blocks all attempts to collect and forward your confidential data.
* Best protection against zero-day threat and attacks.
* Small size of update files, fast scanning speed and accurate detection .
* Offers several layers of protection including real time email scanning.

ESET typically uses only 35-40MB of system memory, a fraction of what other products consume. Laptop users will welcome the new automatic energy-conserving battery mode. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is supported by Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 2000.

#7 Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
Review date: 12.20.2010

Description:
Kaspersky Anti-Virus protects your computer against known and unknown threats, and against unwanted data. Besides, it monitors system activities by user applications, preventing any dangerous actions by applications.

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Price:
$39.95
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Software Summary:

Application graphical user interface has been updated. Protection from new types of leak tests has been added.


Main Features:

* Heuristic analyzer
* Self-protection from malware
* Free Trial
* Scans files and Internet traffic
* Updates automatically

Review:
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Best of all and like most antivirus software today, the new system restore wizard helps repair damage to your system arising from malware attacks.

* E-Mail IMAP and NNTP protocol checking support
* Built-in system restore capabilities included
* You can e-mail or call a toll-free number for live technical support
* Users can change interface appearance
* New threat response time: less than 2 hours

Please note that Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 requires Windows XP and Windows Vista. About 480 MB free space on the hard drive. Includes free technical support and one year subscription to anti-malware updates. Can produce false positives during manual scanning.

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