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What is Personal Antivirus software?
Have you got a family member continuously clicking on links they really shouldn’t be? Maybe you’ve just watched Mr Robot and have since become wary of your computer’s fragile security. Either way, you might be wondering how to protect yourself from malicious viruses and software, like trojans and adware, that can potentially cost you money and more importantly, your security. The number of internet-connected devices per household is growing, and without sufficient protection, are devices and private data are more vulnerable than ever.
Antivirus software usually does a number of jobs, but primarily they are tasked with preventing malicious attacks and detection and removal of threats. Usually, a higher price tag means more features but this isn’t always the case.
Below, we’ve compared the entry-level products for the major providers of personal antivirus software. We’ve done our best to compare the most similar products from each provider based on price, the number of users and included features though it should be noted that there are many more options available.
|Provider||Plan||Price||PC per license||Mobile||Free trial?|
|Norton Security Premium for One Device||$69.99||1||Android smartphones and iPhone covered under the Multi-Device pack||Free 30-day trialMore info|
|Trend Micro Internet Security||$49.95||2||Android smartphones and iPhone covered under the Maximum Security and above||Free 30-day trial|
|McAfee Antivirus||$53.95||1||File protection for iOS smartphones and tablets||Free 30-day trialMore info|
|AVG Antivirus||$55.99||Unlimited||Apps for Android smartphones and iPhone||Free 30-day trialMore info|
|Kaspersky Anti-Virus||$69.95||3||Apps for Android smartphones and free "Safe Browser for iOS||Free 30-day trialMore info|
|F-Secure Antivirus||€39.99 ($58.19 approx)||3||All devices covered under the F-Safe package||Free 30-day trial|
|STOPzilla AntiVirus||$39.95||1||Add-on packs for Android devices available at a price||15-day free trial|
|Avast Pro Antivirus||$49.99||1||Add-on packs for Android devices available at a price||Free 30-day trial|
|Panda Basic||$52.49||1||Apps for Android smartphones and iPhone location service||Free 30-day trial|
|ESET NOD32 Antivirus||$39.95||Up to 10||All devices covered under Multi-Device Security Pack||Free 30-day trial|
The difference between Antivirus and Anti-Malware
Though "antivirus" is the more commonly used term, a virus is actually a specific type of malware. Malware is an umbrella term to describe the different kinds of damaging code, and a virus is malware that is created to duplicate itself and spread as far as it can - hence the name, virus. There are other kinds of malware, for example, trojan, worms, spyware, and adware.
AVG Antivirus from AVG
AVG Antivirus blocks nasty viruses and aggressive malware, scans links on social media for scams, and protects you from harmful downloads on 1 PC for 12 months.View details
AVG Internet Security from AVG
AVG Internet Security offers everything AVG Antivirus does with a few added bells and whistles. Not only does include spam protection (to keep your inbox looking pretty) but it also has an enhanced firewall that allows you to shop and bank online without the fear of hackers and eavesdroppersView details
Norton Security Premium for Five Devices from Norton
Norton Security Premium for Five Devices offers our best protection, plus PC backup and family safety features.View details
STOPzilla AntiVirus from STOPzilla
State of the art security protection that stops viruses & malware in their tracks.View details
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