THE TEN BEST 2017 ANTIVIRUS FOR WINDOWS

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Every single person wants to own a laptop or even a desktop computer,the question is how do you protect it from viruses, malware and ransomware.The solution is in front of you and you don’t have to break the bank to get one into you syatem,all you need is just an “ANTVIRUS”.

WHAT IS REALLY AN ANTIVIRUS

Antivirus software is a software that detects and blocks internet programs that threaten and wreak havoc on your computer. These threats come in through email, program downloads, popular websites and removable files such as USB flash drives.

Once settled into your system, computer viruses change settings, prohibit files and programs from opening, and poke holes in your system for hackers to get in to collect your personal data.

So to help prevent viruses infecting your PC you must install antivirus, and then regularly update your antivirus software.

According to reports ransomware is the latest threat spreading waves now,when it affect your system it locks it preventing you from accessing your computer system, preventing you from surfing the internet, accessing the hard drive or opening files.

After that you see a message from the developers asking you for payment that ranges from a couple of hundred to several thousand dollars in order to remove the threat.Some of these ransomware look authentic,they may say click on the image you have won yourself an iPhone.So you have to be careful when such imgaes or adverts pop up on your system.

Most antivirus solve almost the same thing but not all antivirus removes this threat called ransomware.So to make it easy we are giving you guys our esteemed people the 10 best antivirus for windows.

 

BITDEFENDER

 

 

 

Bitdefender’s security software has had best malware detection rate in the industry for the past 5 years and it comes in three version.You have the Internet security 2017 (3 Devices),Antivirus plus 2017(3 Devices) and the Total security 2017 (5 Devices).This has made them the top cyber-security company for so long.

Bitdefender has a fine technical reputation,the 2017 version delivers the usual top drawer protection in a simple, no-fuss style, and carries plenty of genuinely useful features.They use advanced Artificial Intelligence and a host of other revolutionary technologies, as well as a global network of more than 500 million computers to anticipate, detect and instantly block even the newest threats anywhere in the world.

What makes it so cool is that it does all this things without even slowing down your computer.

KEY SPECIFICATION

  • Ultimate protection against Internet threats
  • Pure performance with no slowdowns
  • Advanced protection against ransomware attacks
  • Wi-Fi Security Advisor: always secure on the go
  • Privacy firewall: ironclad security for your personal data
  • Parental Advisor: family-oriented Internet protection

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Bitdefender security software is available in Nigeria,you can get it at any of the online stores.

Kong.com-₦7,111

Jumia.com.ng- 8,000

 

 

NORTON SECURITY DELUXE 2017

 

 

 

The Norton Security software is owned by Symantec and they have been around for sometime now.This awesome software also comes in three version.You have the Norton Security Deluxe (5 Devices),Norton Security Standard (1 Device) and the Norton Antivirus Basic (1 Device).

Norton Security from Symantec provides real-time protection for a Mac or PC for one year. It helps stop malware from infecting your system. Symantec has designed Norton Security to guard against viruses as well as spyware. Furthermore, it keeps your sensitive information private while shopping online with spyware protection.

Web activity is protected by tools such as the integrated password manager, which helps secure your identity with one-click logons.There’s also Browser Protection, which seeks to prevent malware exploiting known vulnerabilities. However, Microsoft’s secure Edge browser is not completely supported.

KEY SPECIFICATION

  • Provides Real-Time Protection
  • Safeguards Your Online Transactions
  • Defends Against Viruses and Spyware
  • Stops Malware
  • Warns About Unsafe Websites
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Norton Security Deluxe 2017 is available in Nigeria you can get it at any of the online stores.

Konga.com- ₦17,990

 

Jumia.com.ng- 15,000

 

KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 2017

 

 

 

Award winning security software Kaspersky which was formerly known as AntiViral Toolkit Pro,is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows and mac OS.

Developed by Kaspersky Lab,the antivirus comes in three version,you have Kaspersky Antivirus,Kaspersky Internet Security,and Kaspersky Total Security.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus features include real-time protection, detection and removal of viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, keyloggers, malicious tools and auto-dialers, as well as detection and removal of rootkits. It also includes instantaneous automatic updates via the “Kaspersky Security Network” service.

Kaspersky Security Network service allows users of Kaspersky Lab security products from around the world to help facilitate malware identification and reduce the time it takes to provide protection against new (“in the wild”) security risks targeting your computer.

KEY SPECIFICATION

  • Ensure you’re protected when you access the internet – no matter the device you use
  • Easy, one-license protection of your connected devices
  • Mix-and-match security to fit any combination of devices
  • Customized for device protection, performance and usability

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Kaspersky antivirus is available in Nigeria,you can get it at any of the online stores.

Konga.com- ₦8,800

 

Jumia.com.ng- 7,750

 

MCAFEE TOTAL PROTECTION 2017

 

 

 

World leading cybersecurity company McAfee has created a business and consumer solutions that makes the world a safer place.The total protection is an antivirus that has really leaved up to its expectation,along with its subscription package comes Intel’s True Key, which is basically a password manager.The difference is that it uses multi-factor authentication, including fingerprints or your own face.

The McAfee antivirus comes in different versions too,there is the McAfee VirusScan which is intended for home and home-office users ,you also have McAfee VirusScan Enterprise which is intended for corporate environments. It is not available as a standalone package, but is included in McAfee Virusscan Plus (for Windows).

Along with Antivirus Plus which is for only 1 Device,there is McAfee Internet Security (3 Devices),McAfee Total Security (3 Devices),the last but not the least is the McAfee LiveSafe for unlimited Device.

Each of the comes with cool features they Blocks viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware, unwanted programs, and more on your PC.It also Warns you about risky websites and helps prevent dangerous downloads and phishing attacks Provides search ratings, checks if your firewall and antivirus are activated, scans your downloads and alerts you if there’s a known threat.

KEY SPECIFICATION

  • Guard against viruses and online threats
  • Avoid risky websites and help prevent dangerous downloads
  • Forget about your passwords with multi-factor password manager
  • Protect your smartphones and tablets
  • Encrypt files stored on your Windows PCs
  • Includes our 100% Guarantee: Viruses removed or your money back.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The McAfee Total Protection 2017 is available in Nigeria,you can get it at any of the online stores.

₦15,000

 

15,000

 

ESET ANTIVIRUS (NOD 32)

 

 

 

 

ESET Antivirus popular known as NOD 32 is made by the Slovak company ESET.The ESET NOD32 Antivirus reinforces its cutting-edge protection with Script-Based Attack Protection,you get peak performance from your computer with our super-efficient and fast software.

It also comes with a special game mode,you can play games and watch shows uninterrupted.Blocks attacks specifically designed to evade antivirus detection. Protects against attacks on web browsers, PDF readers and other applications, including Java-based software.

With the ESET DNA Detection it is possible to detect thousands of related malware variants, including new or previously unknown ones.

The tools menu contains a plethora of ways to monitor and really get to grips with your security. You can monitor major application events (installations, etc.), running processes, file and network activity, and network connections.

KEY SPECIFICATION

  • Antivirus
  • Antispyware
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Gamer Mode
  • Social Media Scanner
  • Exploit Blocker
  • Advanced Memory Scanner
  • Device Control
  • Colour: Blue

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The ESET Antivirus (NOD 32) is available in Nigeria you can get it at any of the online stores.

₦8,200

 

9,390

TREND MICRO INTERNET SECURITY 2017

 

 

 

Trend Micro Inc makers of trend micro antivirus is a Japanese multinational security software company and was founded in 1989 in Los Angeles by Steve Chang. The company develops security software for servers, cloud computing environments, consumers, and small, medium and enterprise businesses.

Trend Micro Antivirus + Security protects your computer from both known and unknown malware and other internet threats regardless of the Windows operating system you are running.

Trend Micro adequately protects against spyware as well as other malware: keyloggers, hackers, operating system exploits, Trojans, rootkits and worms. It is also one of the few programs we reviewed that has begun including protection against ransomware, a new form of malware that locks you out of your computer until you pay a hefty fee to the ransomware creator.

When it scans for threats in real time, you can always perform a manual scan. You can choose a quick, in-depth or custom scan. Trend Micro doesn’t have a gamer mode, a feature common to antivirus software, which reduces interruptions while you use full-screen apps.

Trend Micro Antivirus + Security for Windows 10 is rich in features and has good customer support options. It also helps prevent identity theft by blocking phishing emails.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Trend Micro Antivirus is available in Nigeria you can get it an any of the online stores.The price for the trend micro antivirus + internet security will be around $39.95.

 

 

 

AVG ANTIVIRUS

 

 

 

AVG is a well known name and it was launched in 1992 with its first product called “Anti-Virus Guard”.In 2006, the AVG security package grew to include anti-spyware and other cool features.

AVG provides AVG AntiVirus Free for Windows, AVG AntiVirus for Mac for macOS, and AVG AntiVirus for Android for Android devices. All are freemium products: They are free to download, install, update and use, but for technical support, a premium plan must be purchased.

AVG features most of the common functions available in modern anti-virus and Internet security programs, including periodic scans, scans of sent and received emails (including adding footers to the emails indicating this), the ability to “repair” some virus-infected files, and a quarantine area (“virus vault”) in which infected files are held.

There is also a feature called LinkScanner provides real-time updated protection against exploits and drive-by downloads. LinkScanner includes search shield a safe search component that places safety ratings next to each link in Google, Yahoo! and MSN search results; plus “Active Surf-Shield” a safe surf component that scans the contents of a web site in real-time to ensure it’s safe being opened.

KEY FEATURES

  • Updates outdated Software’s
  • Speed up your PC
  • Free up disk space
  • Get longer battery life
  • Fix windows crashes
  • Clean up your Android, Mac & Windows.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The AVG Antivirus is available in Nigeria you can get it at any of the online stores.

₦16,410 (1 PC)

₦16,410 (2PC)

 

AVAST PREMIER

 

 

 

When it comes to the biggest share of the world market concerning antivirus AVAST hold the largest,this unique software was founded in 1988 by Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera.

Avast Premier 2017 is the company’s premium security suite, and includes an antivirus engine, firewall, browsing protection and browser cleanup tool.

Installation is simple and straightforward. Compatibility seems good, too, with the package running happily alongside Bitdefender Internet Security

The program interface is clean and very easy to use. Just click “Run Smart Scan” and Avast immediately runs a quick check for malware, missing software updates, network vulnerabilities, even looks for weak passwords and junk files.

The network security scanner detects more router vulnerabilities and displays extra details,webShield has switched to a smarter and more compatible system of HTTPS scanning, as used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

There’s an inbuilt password manger that will also let you store notes, and a useful data shredder. You can also create and run a rescue disk to look for persistent threats.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Avast Premier is available in Nigeria,you can get it at any of the online stores.

 

 

AVIRA ANTIVIRUS

 

 

 

Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG the maker of Avira antivirus is a German security company that provides antivirus software, Internet Security, Privacy, Identity and Performance tools for computers, smartphones, servers and networks, delivered as both software and cloud-based services.

Backing local protection is the Avira Protection Cloud. Unknown files can be automatically sent to check them out against services such as Google’s VirusTotal database of known malware signatures.

There is also the Avira Phantom VPN comes with 500MB bandwidth, and has a handy readout showing the percentage used. 500MB may not seem much, but used intelligently, it should be plenty.

Avira is one of the most highly awarded antivirus solutions in history and it just got better. Their  next-generation security has an upgraded virus engine with enhanced malware removal and the industry’s best self-defense capabilities. Together with an armored Web Guard and unique self-learning A.I. at the core, they give you complete real-time protection while you bank, shop, surf, stream, and download.

Also included but not installed by default is a software updater, which will install all the latest updates for you.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Avira Antivirus is available in Nigeria you can get is at any of the online stores.

 

 

PANDA ANTIVIRUS

 

 

 

Panda Antivirus is owned by a spanish company,In 2005, Panda Security was the fourth largest antivirus vendor worldwide, with 3.2% of the marketplace.

Panda Security is one of the dominant virus control software vendors. Panda Antivirus Pro offers some helpful features, such as a rescue disk tool, automatic USB scanning and a built-in firewall. In protection and performance, Panda Antivirus Pro runs with the best.

If one of your PCs has been locked by a malicious program, Panda Free Antivirus can create an emergency rescue USB drive that you can use to scan the affected machine. This feature uses Panda Cloud Cleaner a specialist scanner that detects viruses and malware other scanners might miss.

There’s also a handy vaccination tool that checks attached USB drives for malicious software. It is advisable that you change the settings so it runs automatically to pick up any threats as soon as possible.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Panda antivirus is available in Nigeria you can get it at any of the online stores.

 

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