Choosing the right antivirus software
Choosing the right antivirus software can be challenging, unless you've tried them all.
Fortunately for you, we have!
You know we don't like to beat around the bush, right? So let's get to it.
Our stance: Utilizing good, anti-virus software in this day and age, is extremely important.
What most people don't know: Many commercial products are mostly fluff- they spend a ton of money on marketing something that barely does what it's supposed to, and they sell a ton of it.
Don't buy the hype, get something that performs.
We're here to cut through the confusion and give you our personal favorites.
Best all-around solution and winner of several awards goes to...
Kaspersky Internet Security and Antivirus
The level of protection and performance offered by Kaspersky is unsurpassed.
Price Range: $59.95-$79.95 (depending on where you buy it)
If you want total coverage, (mac, pc, smartphone, etc.) get Kaspersky ONE. It offers the most protection and parental controls which allow you to control what kind of content is available on the internet. Kaspersky is available online (direct) at Kaspersky.com and at most retail stores (best buy, target, staples, etc.)
Best all-around solution that doesn't cost you a penny...
Microsoft Security Essentials
This product works really well, and does almost everything on it's own. That includes scanning, updating, and cleaning out viruses when they are detected. It may not have some of the features Kaspersky offers, but for free, you can't beat it.
The only drawback to this software is that a popup window appears occasionally.
Don't be deterred by the pop up. This is good software. Download Microsoft Security Essentials directly from Microsoft.
Always uninstall your old antivirus before installing the new one. failure to do so can be harmful to your computer.
Occasionally, viruses can get through even the best security software available.
Stay tuned for another blog post, which tells you how to add another layer of protection!
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