Internet these days is certainly not a safe haven any longer. And having the best antivirus software in your computer is a necessity if not a need because each day new methods of devastation are being launched that can totally knock your computer off its feet. Therefore, it is necessary to keep the latest security software.
There are so many antivirus programs these days and each of them are trying to attract a greater chunk of public by publicizing the best side of their software. It really gets difficult to decide as to which software should be installed. Moreover, the question of buying the software or installing it for free also exists.
The best antivirus software should be able to combat against all kind of viruses, Trojans, malware threats and other hideous programs that try to enter your computer usually via the internet and rarely by some USB or other devices that are attached to the PC for transferring data. The antivirus software should recognize and protect all the entry and exit points of the viruses that can cause harm to the computer and also control the spreading of the virus to other computers. As viruses commonly enter the computer via internet, therefore the best antivirus software should have the feature of scanning all the emails and other files that are downloaded from the internet to your computer. In case any file is found to be a threat, it should be instantly blocked or removed from the computer. The antivirus software should also be able to protect your computer from hackers and various other cyber criminals.
Another important feature of the best antivirus software should be less installation time. The antivirus should take less than five minutes to get installed and should then start working automatically. The installation process should be easy. The installation job should finish in just a few clicks. The quicker the software installs, the lesser space it will occupy in your computer’s memory. And the faster will it function.
For an antivirus to be termed as “the best”, it should have the feature of installing automatic updates to the computer. The antivirus should get updated on regular basis and should automatically install updates to protect the computer from the new threats that are being launched every day. The antivirus software should scan any unknown software in your computer to ensure that it can recognize any new forms of virus threats that are being launched.
You can either spend a few extra pennies or purchase the best and latest antivirus software or you can simply download it from the internet. However buying a software, is a much better option than downloading it since free software have limited development budget therefore they might not get updated on new technologies as swiftly as the paid software would.
You will have to do a bit of research to find the best antivirus software. Read a few reviews online. Before you purchase the software, get its trial version, see if you like it and then buy it. Otherwise, just don’t waste money on it.