Useful tips to finding the right internet security software to protect your computer from viruses.
Some of the factors you should use to influence your decision on internet security protection software include: speed of use, features (i.e. what it protects and how), and how many system resources are consumed by the software. Herein, we will cover a few of the leading brands of protection, although a couple of other popular options – not mentioned below, but worth considering – are Kaspersky Anti-Virus and BitDefender Antivirus Plus.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus
One thing that sets this protection software apart from many others on the market is that it uses an approach that is cloud-based. Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus software is installed in the cloud rather than locally on your machine. It is capable of blocking spyware, Trojans, viruses and a number of additional threats and malware.
If you are looking for protection that is light on your system, works consistently fast and does not disturb your computer usage by running, this is a good choice. One of the advantages of cloud-based installations is that they update automatically and do not require you to approve or remember to install such updates.
Norton Internet Security
Norton Anti-Virus has long been one of the most trusted names in the business. Their system is designed to preserve and defend the integrity of your computer using four layers of potent protection that have proved effective at preventing online threats. That includes protection from phishing, browser and social network threats, using network monitoring and mapping, a smart firewall, anti-spam, and parental controls management.
Norton designers’ aim is to provide security software that scans your computer quickly without having much impact on the performance of your PC. Although not as extensive as Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus, Norton does have the cloud option – in this case, specifically for the management of their software updates.
McAffee Internet Security
McAffee, like Norton Anti-Virus, is a longstanding name in the business of PC protection. Their time-tested product provides security against online identity theft, online backup of data, parental controls, safety ratings for websites, scanning of USB hard drives (in addition to local drives), anti-phishing, anti-spyware and anti-virus.
The company prides itself on providing internet security that allows you to shop online, connect to and surf the internet without any worries about risks to your personal information or computer data.