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Best Antivirus Software Reviewed

Updated on February 26, 2015

Best Anitvirus Software Reviews For 2013

In 2013's Best Antivirus Software Reviews we will look at the best rated antivirus software on the market. One of the most important things many people forget to do after buying a new computer or building one is to add a high quality system of protection. There are many harmful, infectious entities out there that can cause serious damage to PC's. They come in many forms and varying degrees of intensity. Some just want to take a peek at what sites you are visiting and others are trying to infiltrate your most personal and private information.

Choosing the right system of protection for your computer can be difficult with so many different products to choose from. They range in price from just a few dollars to over $100. I have used several different brands over the years and have found that some of the best at protecting my computer is also some of the least expensive. You don't have to go out and get a really expensive system if all you are going to do is surf the internet. A less expensive model will usually do the trick. If you are using your computer for business purposes then I would opt for a better quality and more expensive program.

Whatever your needs may be, any of the programs featured on this webpage will work great to defend against unwanted intrusions. All of the items listed here have some of the best reviews and are among the most popular programs for PC protection. In addition to virus protection some of these programs also include spyware protection, malware protection, and internet security. I hope you find this article helpful in your quest.

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Best Antivirus Review

Which Is The Best Antivirus Software For PC's?

When it comes to PC's and virus protection, only the best will do. PC's can easily become infected with a variety of damaging programs that can leave your computer inoperable or open to identity theft. I have fallen victim to many such programs over the years and can't state enough the importance of protecting your computer.

There are many different software packages that can be used to stop the infiltration before it even begins. But, which ones are the best? There are several low cost solutions that work great and are easy to use. I have researched some of the best programs available to find the best overall protection and ease of use.

Below, you will find my top picks for PC's that work great to guard against annoying intrusions and aggressive takeovers. Take note of what operating system you are using before getting any program. If you don't have the right one for your OS then it won't work.

Bitdefender Total Security 2014 Value Edition M2 - 3PCs/2Year

AVG AntiVirus 2014, 3-User 2-Year - ESD [Download]

Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security Premium 2013 (5-Devices)

Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2014 Test

Best Spyware Antivirus Software

What Is The Best Antivirus Spyware Software?

Individual software for spyware is becoming a thing of the past. Antivirus software almost always has built in spyware software to protect you from programs that monitor your activities while on the computer. This is done a number of ways but, one of the most widely used spyware applications is the keystroke or keylogger application. This can be loaded to your computer just from opening a spam e-mail.

Spyware protection can stop keystroke programs and other harmful spyware before it is even loaded to your computer. So, which program offers the best protection? For the average user, there are a slew of software packages available that will do a great job. But, if you are like me, then you want the best.

Below you will find some of the best rated programs that will protect you from dangerous infections and any virtual prying eyes. All of the items featured have some of the best reviews from verified customers and are highly recommended.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013- 3 Devices

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 (3User)

Norton 360 2014 - 1 User / 3 Licenses [Download]

Best Antivirus For Windows 8

What Programs Offer The Best Virus Protection For Windows 8?

With the new Windows version 8, there comes a need for protection from infectious entities. With a new version it can be difficult to determine which programs work best. I must admit that I am not a fan of the newest version and have opted to keep using what I currently have installed. But, for those of you who do like it there are a few programs that perform well at guarding your PC.

When I started writing this article i wanted to focus on the average user and find the best suited software for what the average user would be doing with their computers. I have found that that these programs aren't just for the average Joe's out there. They are widely used in corporations, hospitals, and government offices around the world. They truly are top notch.

The program packages featured below are my top picks for windows 8. I know some people would like me to pick just one program but, I can't. There are several out there that work great and I highly recommend them all.

Norton 360 2014 - 1 User / 3 Licenses [Download]

Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2014 3 Users

Best Antivirus For Windows 7, Vista, And XP

Which is the best antivirus?

Have you ever looked at the back of the box of the anti-virus program? On the back it states what operating system it will work with and more times than not it will usually state that it is rated to work with Windows Vista, 7, and XP. So, if you are looking for a program just for one of these versions then you probably won't find it. They are usually bundled together into one program. It's a One version that works for all three kind of thing.

I have used all three versions of the operating system and have found a few programs that work great for every one. In the past, I have used programs that didn't work well at all in the line of protection. I have even had to replace computers due to an infectious attack. I don't want that to happen to you.

I have featured below some of the best rated and highly reviewed packages that will offer up to date protection of your PC. I have personally used these programs with great success and I highly recommend them.

ThreatTrack Security VIPRE AntiVirus 2014 10 PC (10-Users)

Norton 360 2014 - 1 User / 3 Licenses [Download]

AVG AntiVirus 2015, 1 User 2 Year [Download]

AVG Free Antivirus 2015 Review

Best Antivirus Mac

What Is The Best Virus Protection For Mac's?

Many will argue that Mac's don't require any kind of protection. But, I find that it just isn't the case. Yes, Mac's are real work horses and are wired differently which makes them less vulnerable to attack. However, no system is perfect and can easily fall victim to infections.

What is the best protection for Mac's? Once again, that question is hard to answer. There are a lot of great programs out there that will take care of any problem you might have. But, to narrow it down to just one is almost impossible. All of the programs have pros and cons, so, I guess, in the end, it comes down to personal choice.

Pictured below you will find my picks for the best Mac protection. These systems have the best ratings as well as the best reviews of all of the programs on the market today.

McAfee LiveSafe

Norton 360 Multi-Device 2014 - 1 User / 5 Devices

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I'd Love To Hear From You - What do you think about virus protection for Mac's?

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      5 years ago

      A good selection of softwares.

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      5 years ago

      No idea about Macs, we are PC and have Norton AV with 360. No problems yet..


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