The Cyber Security business is a multi-billion dollar industry. As long as there are hijackers, hackers and spies, there will be a need for cyber security. From the home PC to the primary corporate mainframe, antivirus software is being peddled throughout the world. Some of the antivirus services offer a lovely little snake-oil package, while others offer the consumer the peace of mind to surf the internet safely and securely. In this article, we will highlight a few of the best features of our top antivirus services from price to compatibility.
Bitdefender : Our Top Pick
Taking our #1 spot is Bitdefender blasted onto the scene in 1996 under the name AVX becoming Bitdefender in 2001. Bitdefender packs a punch for the price and is well worth the investment. The only thing we didn’t like about this service is nothing free. No trial period, period.
- 30-day money back guarantee
- 3 product packages ranging in price from $19.99 to $44.99 USD for three devices for one year of coverage.
- Scheduled scan runs when system is idle not while system is running.
- Virtual file shredder “shreds” deleted files, so no traces remain on your system.
- Built in tune-up program, cleans up file system and registry
- Social Network defense
- Windows and Android protection
- File Backup and access for all devices and OS
When it comes to home antivirus protection, Kaspersky is the go to service. We personally have been using Kaspersky for a few years now, and we love this antivirus software.
- Free 30-day trial download on all packages
- Free on-site PC scan
- Free Password Manager software
- Prices ranging from $39.99 to $149.95 USD for the small office suite
- Real-time protection from viruses, spyware, Trojans and rootkits to name a few
- Rollback your system after harmful Malware removal.
- Two-way Firewall
- Anti-Banner protection
Kaspersky Antivirus 2015 is a great antivirus protection for basic home use, but the best for the buck is the Pure 3.0 package, Pure 3.0 covers everything and then some-far too much to mention here. The Antivirus 2015 only covers Windows OS as well as the Pure 3.0, but for coverage across multiple devices and operating systems, the Internet Security Multi-Device package covers Windows, Mac and Android operating systems and devices up to five devices.
One of the oldest names in the book of antivirus services, McAfee, now Intel Security, has a wonderfully adept package sure to cover all of your antivirus needs.
- 4 product packages to choose from
- Price range from $24.99-$49.99 USD
- 30-day Money Back Guarantee
- Free trial period (usually comes with purchase package on a new PC)
- Automatic scanning of external drives
- Anti- virus, spyware, malware, phishing and spam
- Site Advisor software
- Safe Web Browsing- IE, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari
McAfee’s basic package Antivirus Plus offers a decent amount of coverage but only on one device and only Windows. The best deal for McAfee is All Access at $49.99. All Access covers all devices up to five and is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android systems.
Another founder in the cyber security world, Trend Micro began life in 1988 and continues to be a leading contender in the Antivirus world
- 30-day money back guarantee
- Free trial for all packages
- Three packages ranging in price from $24.95 to $44.95 USD
- Covers most mobile devices
- Mobile device backup, file sharing and contact restoration.
- Locates lost or stolen mobile devices
- Desktop app parental control
Trend Micro is a name that has been around for quite some time, and it shows. The Maximum Security package is the best deal with total coverage on all your devices. Their protection is legendary, and the pricing is well worth it.
Though not the most affordable antivirus service on the market; Avira holds its own with it top notch security.
- Free Antivirus download includes Dropbox Cloud Storage
- Four packages ranging in price from $29.99 to $ 89.99 USD
- Free 30-day trial on all packages
- Ultimate Protection Suite is all four packages rolled into one
- Driver updater included in Ultimate Protection package
Avira has some unique features that make it well worth the golden ticket price tag. Although only compatible with Windows, it also covers many devices. The free version of Avira does cover many OS’ including Mac and Android.
Well, there it is our top 5 antivirus services pick-of–the-litter. All of these services offer reliable and robust packages for both home and business use with comparable pricing and some freebies. As the internet world becomes more and more breakable, the cyber security world will continue to grow by leaps and bounds leaving no file unturned in its quest for the best antivirus service packages.
If you are looking to add some extra services to this list, contact us.