Here is a list of best AntiVirus software for windows users; this list is based on the quality of their performance on windows devices and their compatibility with the operating system.
1) Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
I mentioned Bitdefender antivirus as top antivirus software for MAC, It is also one of the best antivirus software for windows. Bitdefender is one of the most reliable and effective antivirus for windows device, it has been winning the crown of number 1 antivirus software for last three years. It gives you top notch real time security without eating up much of your system resources. It automatically makes changes in the system so the unnecessary programs don’t hamper your system speed.
It has a wallet feature which remembers your login Id, password as well as banking details, which will save you a lot of time while shopping online.
Doesn’t hamper your system’s performance
No annoying pop ups
Phenomenal phishing protection
Customer support is available only via E-mail
2) G DATA Antivirus
G Data is probably one of the most accurate antivirus in the market. In tests conducted by independent antivirus labs, G Data detected and tackled most malware, it regularly receives praises from AV testing labs and customers for its impeccable service. It has two way firewall, parental control, online banking protection and anti spam feature. If you are looking for a reliable antivirus at affordable price G Data is the antivirus you should go for.
It has the most effective detection system
Good scone in tests conducted by AV test labs
Auto Start manager
May slow your PC a bit
3) F-Secure Antivirus
F-Secure maybe one of the most straight forward antivirus, there interface is very simple, pretty much self-explanatory. Because of their simple interface it barely impacts your device’s speed. F-secure block every known malware and detect and blocks new malware or threats before they can cause any damage. The speed of their scan is the fastest in the market, by the time other antivirus finishes scan first time, F-secure is done twice. It scans each and every email you receive; emphasis is given on the attachments. F-Secure also have a free trial so you can use it for a while and then decide if you want to buy it or not.
Mobile security service
Simple and easy interface
Limited customer support options
4) Kaspersky Antivirus
Kaspersky is one of the biggest names in the digital security world, with their amazing performance and impeccable service they have managed to stay on the top. They offer effective all-round protection, detect and remove old as well as newly created malware. They inspect every website you go on, every file you download and every email you receive. Kaspersky antivirus doesn’t need much of human intervention, pretty much everything is automated.
However, if you have to do anything manually you will not face any problems as its interface is very simple and easy to use. If any file on your computer is infected, it creates a backup of that program, and then encrypts it and once the virus is removed it restores the file. Tests conducted by various labs have backed up the effectiveness and success of Kaspersky.
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30 days money back guarantee
Doesn’t impacts system much
Customer support is not 24/7
5) AVAST Free Antivirus for Windows
AVAST is the ideal choice for Mac as well as windows users, it is fairly easy to use, you can start the virus scan with just one click. It has received positive reviews from many independent testing labs. It is better than other antivirus software in blocking URLs, its home network security scan feature checks all your home network and routers. It also checks other software for updates and gives you the list of software and add ons which you do not use often.
FREE FREE FREE. Yup, avast is free of cost
Supports Mac as well as Windows
Home network security scan
Not available for mobile device
6) Panda Security Antivirus Windows
Panda Security is a Spanish company founded in 1990. Having a period of experience of about fifteen years, you can expect many extra features also.
There are three different versions available for this antivirus, Pro, Internet Security, and Global Protection. A free antivirus version is available, and you can get a trial for each premium tool.
Trend Micro has a history of about 27 years starting from 1988 in Los Angeles. Though the company was founded there, the global headquarters is situated at Tokyo, Japan.
Trend Micro is not just an antivirus company.
A light app with essential and extra features
It really doesn’t care about social media.
Not Easily Available apart from online
8) ZoneAlarm Antivirus
Maybe ZoneAlarm is a new name for you. But it’s not new for thousands of netizens. Having the expertise in this field for 15 years, ZoneAlarm has given new dimensions to the term security. ZoneAlarm Antivirus was created by Zone Labs in 2000. After four years, Check Point bought it and seeded the growth of the software.
Built- in firewall, easy install, URL blocker, and status
Simple to Use Interface
No option to create bootable rescue disk
Many advanced features absent
9) eScan Antivirus
eScan is one of the best antivirus tools available on the market. It was created by an Indian security firm called MicroWorld Technologies. The software first made its public appearance in 1993. So, you can assume its efficiency, having more than 20 years of service.
A simple UI, has built- in firewall and file encryption facility.
Availability of affiliate program.
eScan Anti-Virus is one of the most effective malware protection products available.
It may slow down your computer by making use of maximum resources.
Support for this product is decent.
10) AVG Antivirus
Do you need an introduction to this established security software? Though this tool was in the limelight for a few years, you can’t question its authenticity and age.
I remember the time when I got my first PC. It was a Windows XP machine with AVG installed. Yep, AVG was a popular even before six years. Now it has got a massive redesign.