Top 10 Antivirus Software Programs of 2012
Computer viruses are never something you should mess around with, so you want to get the best antivirus program as soon as possible. In 2011 there were a lot of good antivirus programs, but now that 2012 is around the viruses are nastier than ever before, so you need a great program to ensure your computerís safety. Donít worry, here are some of the best antivirus programs of 2012.
Norton AntiVirus 2012
When it comes to antivirus programs, most people instantly think of Norton, and for good reason, too. Norton has long been one of the best antivirus program distributors, and they are continuing this trend in 2012. Their newest edition has scored top marks in regards to removing malware, rootkits and scareware. According to tests, Norton was weakest with malware, removing 85%, but this is still a great figure.
AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012
AVGís free antivirus program may just be the best of the year. Usually free programs are a little lacking when it comes to the raw power needed to remove viruses, but AVG has proven itself a top contender for the best spot. According to lab tests, AVG was able to remove 100% of all rootkits and scareware, just like Norton. However, it was also bale to remove 88% of malware, putting it just above Norton. If you donít feel like paying for protection, then this is a great option.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus
Webroot is a trusted company when it comes to antivirus programs, and they have been able to supply a good amount of heavy-hitters in the past. In 2012, Webroot is definitely pushing its game to a new level with the SecureAnywhere Antivirus program. Most lab tests are showing that this is the best program for removing malware, with 94% accurate, and it also eradicates rootkits and scareware with 100% efficiency.
GFI VIPRE Antivirus 2012
GFI isnít the most well-known software distributor, but they have made many powerful antivirus programs in the past. The 2012 season is showing them as a top pick with their strong and rugged new program. Like many of the others, it is adept at removing rootkits and scareware. In malware, it scores a good 91%, which puts it above many of the other competitors.
Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5 Free Edition
Panda is a relative newcomer in terms of antivirus programs, but they have certainly made a good product despite their experience. The Panda program is receiving similar marks to GFIís program, except this program is free. There is something odd, though. Panda also has a professional-grade program that is not free, but according to lab tests, it removes malware with 85% accurate while the free version is 91% accurate. This may be a fluke, but it is still important to take notice of.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
Bitdefender has made a new antivirus program that is ready to counter all the major online threats that are thrown at your computer everyday. This year is seeing people perform more social networking than ever before, which is causing people to be exposed to less than friendly hackers. Bitdefender has many features that help it protect you against these threats, so you can surf in peace.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012
This antivirus program is great at blocking and removing viruses, but it has been shown to be ahead of the pack with detection. According to many lab tests, the detection rate is 100%, with low figures pointing towards the high 90s. There is one problem with program, and itís the price. It is $59.95, but this may actually be good for homes or small offices. The program automatically comes with three licenses, which actually makes it cheaper than many of its competitors.
Getting the best antivirus program for 2012 is extremely important. People are using the Internet more and more these days, and you need protection unless you want a rootkit or virus to shred your machine. While it can be hard to find the best program, as there are often conflicting reviews, this list represents the best that 2012 has to offer.
Just pick one up, try it out and you will see how well they can protect your computer. If you are worried about paying for a program, just get one of the free options.
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