Published on May 30th, 2016 | by Luke Sutton0
Malware and Viruses are one of the fastest growing problems by the day; over 4000 viruses are programmed every month. It’s effective business and as it happens most viruses are programmed by teenagers.
Viruses and trojans are typically programmed for the most popular platform at any given time; Windows (desktop OS) and Android (Mobile OS) for this reason are typically far more common to get a virus and the marketplace for the apps on Android just isn’t monitored for phony bug-ridden apps half as carefully as Apple’s app store.
There’s no such thing as a perfect antivirus. There are many that lack boot-up scanning which is CRITICAL to removing viruses which may be stored in Window’s system dependent protected folders, which won’t be accessible whilst running Windows itself.
This is a superb antivirus, and the free version is more than good enough when running alongside Windows firewall. It supports boot-time scan and protects emails too. Avast’s roots go back to 1988 when Czech researchers Eduard Kučera and Pavel Baudiš encountered the Vienna Virus and began their quest to save the world’s computers from it and others like it. Today, Avast has over 500 professionals headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, with additional offices in the USA, Germany, China, South Korea and Taiwan.
Avast offers a far more superior level of protection in comparison to other antiviruses I have seen in the last 5 years; the free version is still a better alternative to most other paid-for antiviruses.
At the time of this article being written, the current price for Bullguards protection may seem expensive at £49.95 but it protects 3 PC’s for the year. It’s an effective antivirus but because they don’t invest so much into marketing, most people still aren’t aware of their excellent reputation. Launched in 2002, BullGuard is one of the fastest growing internet and mobile security brands in the market today. Their product portfolio includes award-winning antivirus, a premium 24/7 protection suite, and web-based identity and social media protection that works across all devices.
Avira’s free version contains adverts but it’s pretty good. Their paid licence is a little expensive at £29.99 for 1 PC for the year though. It includes a browser safeguard, email and network protection and has a Avira Phantom VPN add-on too for anonymous browsing.