One of the neatest features we discovered while testing Avast is the Do Not Disturb Mode (previously called Gaming Mode). This feature is designed to prevent pop-ups and other interruptions while gaming or streaming, to ensure you don’t have to deal with distractions at a critical moment.
Other noteworthy features are the Wi-Fi Inspector that scans Wi-Fi networks for malicious activity, which is a perfect complement to the behavioral scanning that Avast uses to detect possible suspicious behavior from installed applications, and browser extensions that warn you if you type a URL incorrectly or end up on malicious site while surfing.
Avast is available for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (SP1 or higher) Vista, and XP (SP3 or higher); macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean, API 16) or higher. The antivirus application also has a super simple to navigate interface, making it a breeze to control.
2 .Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Despite unproven allegations that Kaspersky has ties to the Russian government, the Kaspersky security products are some of the best on the market. To overcome the allegations, the company made a moved its core infrastructure over to Switzerland, away from any type of influence, and it continues to focus on improving its antivirus offerings. That’s, perhaps, one of the reasons that Kaspersky consistently obtains the highest scores in independent testing for fending off viruses, malware, trojans, ransomware, and all manner of other possible threats.
When we tested Kaspersky Total Security, we were not disappointed. The software continually scans your machine for possible threats and it works to prevent ransomware threats by identifying problems and responding accordingly. In addition to this, the Total Security offering includes great parental controls, password management, webcam protection, and an excellent firewall.
If that’s more protection than you think you need, the basic version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus is designed for simplicity, so you can set it to run and let it do its thing in the background without much input over the long term. However, for a minimal increase in price, Kaspersky total security offers protection on up to 5 devices, and it supports Windows 10, 8.7 and 8.1; macOS X 10.12 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher, and iOS 10.0 or higher.
The one pitfall for Kaspersky is that it can consume a high amount of system resources, so be aware that you ‘ll need a minimum of 1GB RAM and 1.5GB storage space on a PC or 2GB RAM and 1.8 GB storage space on a mac.
3.BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2020
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2020 is an outstanding option for your PC. It comes with a host of tools that work in the background to keep you safe and it’s consistently scored exceedingly well against its competitors for identifying problems and striking them down.
On the anti-virus side, Bitdefender sniffs out possible threats and keeps an updated list of potential threats to limit your chances of being targeted. The 2020 version of Bitdefender Antivirus Plus also added Advanced Threat Defense, which is a behavioral detection capability to monitor active apps. And the multi-layered ransomware protection is best-of-class.
Additionally, the Bitdefender team is available 24/7 for support to help you get through malware-related problems. And since it comes with Bitdefender VPN and Bitdefender Safepay in the box, you’ll be able to maintain your privacy and protect yourself against financial threats with ease.
Bitdefender plus supports up to three devices and is available for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and Windows 7(SP1). Unfortunately, it does not support macOS, Android, or iOS, but other versions of the Bitdefender product are available to support devices running those platforms.