10 Best Antivirus Software 2020

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Why Antivirus Software is more important than ever? In our current situation with all the remote work being done by employees we must bear in mind that the sensitive information that companies handle is becoming increasingly exposed.

It is estimated that between January 1 and the first days of July there were more than 800,000 cybersecurity attacks worldwide related to the Coronavirus, which is why investing in antivirus software is a good choice.

In the world rankings, the nations that suffered the greatest number of threats were, from highest to lowest: Spain, the United States, Germany, Estonia, China, Ukraine, Turkey, India, Belgium and France. The areas that were most affected by cybersecurity attacks were the financial sector, outsourcing, hosting, governments and health.

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How to choose the best Antivirus Software for you

When we have all our teams spread across different locations it is important to use a complete and safe antivirus system. Here we take a look at a report published by IT Pro Portal about some of the best antivirus software available:
  • Bitdefender Antivirus Plus: Has more than 500 million users and offers a package full of features. With very good ratings, it is also easy to install. It has a Wi-Fi security scan; bank protection; secure file deletion; vulnerability scanner; password manager; and even the option to add a free VPN to the mix.
  • Norton Antivirus: This antivirus service offers customization options to control its settings and has a URL blocker that protects the user from accessing malicious websites. Norton also has a browser password manager, among other functions.
  • F-Secure Antivirus SECURE: a solid piece of antivirus software that includes everything from tools to control bank details to a family-centered security system. In addition, it has a locator for Android and iOS devices, and allows you to view their locations and lock them remotely.
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus: This antivirus is more accessible cost-wise and has additional benefits if you want to expand the package. Focused on malware detection and prevention, its features include: URL blocking, threat detection and removal, and smart monitoring to detect malware before it brings your system down.
  • Trend Micro Antivirus + Security: an easy-to-use piece of software, the drawback is that it has a greater number of false positives compared to other antiviruses. Also, it can run a little slower than other systems.
  • Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus: a lighter piece of software that does not need bulky updates, making it ideal for people with slower internet connections. It runs fast and does its job of protecting against malware threats.
  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus: Protects computers in real time, has excellent heuristic detection and an anti-ransomware layer and protection against exploits and URL filtering to block malicious websites. It has a password manager, firewall, file destroyer and vulnerability scanner.
  • G-Data Antivirus: Has high marks in detecting many types of viruses. Protects bank details, includes hourly updates, protection against phishing emails with attachments, and automatic inspection of USB Flash memory and a 24/7 helpline.
  • Windows Antivirus: every time this program is installed it is very effective in detecting viruses and then keeps them totally isolated with a feature called Auto Sandbox Technology. This antivirus ensures that video games are not interrupted by alerts from antivirus software.
  • Avast Pro: Has features such as sandboxing of suspicious files, protection against DNS hijacking, Wi-Fi inspection against wireless poaching attacks and browser cleaning for unwanted toolbars and malicious browser extensions.
How about you … what antivirus do you use?

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