Antivirus Software Reviews

Check out our list of Antivirus Software service reviews, all up to date, non-biased reviews based on actual experiences by our customers and staff.


McAfee Review

With a history stretching back to 1987, McAfee outdates almost all modern computers and has been at the ground level of PC security since day one.  Based in California, McAfee is the largest dedicated tech-security company in the world; having acquired more than more than 15 companies in its illustrious lifespan.  Since being taken over by Intel in 2011, McAfee has continued its rapid growth and now caters to customers around the globe in more than 100 countries worldwide.  With products that go much deeper and further than antivirus and internet security, McAfee are an industry leading think tank on technological security and continue to extend their lead at the top every year.
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Kaspersky Review

Kaspersky Lab is a prestigious Russian software house who has been writing computer products since 1997.  Based in Moscow but with headquarters in 30 regions around the globe, Kaspersky currently sells to almost 200 countries and service over 300 million users worldwide.  Frequently rated as one of the best providers of antivirus products, Kaspersky’s engine is used by many other security products including FrontBridge and Clearswift and the company also has partnerships with conglomerates such as Samsung.  Having been around for a long time and showing no signs of letting up yet, Kaspersky is certainly one of the best brands on the market for antivirus software.
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BullGuard Review

Since its launch in 2002, BullGuard has become one of the fastest growing and used antivirus software solutions on the market. Their company philosophy has always been to combine technical excellence with a genuine understand of what customers want. This has led to the creation of a number of strong and full-featured antivirus options. These products include some impressive virus, spyware and malware detection abilities along with an attractive and easy to use customer interface. The continuous scan feature combined with excellent customer service make this growing company certainly one to consider for all your computer security needs.
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BitDefender Review

First seen in 1996 under the name AVX, the BitDefender range are a critically acclaimed line of products offering antivirus, spyware protection and firewalls.  First seen under its current guise in 2001, Softwin’s BitDefender is the continuation of a legacy of antivirus programs that pioneered the way for home and business online security.  Widely acknowledged to be one of the market leaders in antivirus, BitDefender is one of the most solid security products in the industry; complex enough for the best security but simple enough for the home user.  BitDefender’s security suite is a formidable opponent for any and all malicious code.
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Norton Review

Norton Antivirus is one of the most successful and longstanding products for PC protection.  Developed by security powerhouse Symantec, Norton has been around for more than 20 years; having first appeared in 1991.  Home computers were a rarity when Norton was first released, so it quickly became the most well-known antivirus software when the public began to purchase their own PCs.  Widely recognized as one of the most reliable and least resource-hungry brands, Norton has become synonymous with security and grows in popularity every year.  Symantec’s products are found internationally and with more than 20,000 employees; they’re certainly achieving a grip on the market that puts them at the top of many ratings and benchmark charts.
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AVG Review

Originally known as Grisoft, AVG are a Czech software company best known for their free antivirus product; AVG AntiVirus Free. First launched in 1992, AVG (Anti-Virus Guard) remained in Czechoslovakia until 1997 when it became popular throughout Europe and moved to the US in 1998. By 2006, the company had grown immensely and expanded to encompass a number of different packages including anti-spyware.
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ESET Review

ESET has been around since 1987, making it one of the longest running antivirus providers around. It is no surprise that they are currently protecting computers in over 180 countries. They also have achieved numerous awards including the longest unbroken string of Virus Bulletin VB100 awards. Of course, all of the antivirus programs offer a full range of protection from numerous types of malware plus the ability to protect against hacking, phishing and other scams. Additional features include parental controls and personal firewalls.
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Trend Micro Review

Japanese security powerhouse Trend Micro was first founded in 1988 in Los Angeles, before relocating to China and then finally to their current headquarters in Tokyo.  In its infancy, Trend Micro was tied to the Intel brand but soon branched off alone to become one of the leading security software developers in Asia, Europe and worldwide.  With more than 5,000 employees and sales across all continents, Trend Micro is an outside contender for the larger American and European firms that dominate the antivirus industry.  With an aggressive acquisition scheme, Trend Micro have been buying competing smaller companies at a rate of more than one per year since 2005 and  continue to grow as a brand. 
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ParetoLogic Review

Make no mistake your computer is under constant attack. Every day there are new threats just looking to be downloaded onto your computer and then take over your system. And if they are able to do this, then the real problems start. One of the ways to protect yourself is with a strong anti-virus program from ParetoLogic. They actually have two different versions, each offering a slightly different level of protection. Whichever option is chosen, know that the advanced scanning and cleaning engine will easily be able to locate and remove even the most deeply rooted viruses, spyware, adware, rootkits, and more.
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ZoneAlarm Review

Anyone who has been using a computer and regularly browses the internet is keenly aware of the existence of viruses and other dangerous threats to your computer system. Fortunately, ZoneAlarm offers some advanced software solutions to help combat these threats. Not only will your system be protected from viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and other malicious programs, but there are a number of enticing extras. A free year of credit monitoring service, online backup and even a number of restoration tools go far beyond what many other programs deliver. Better still, this comes with a 30 day free trial.
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VIPRE Review

Vipre is an antivirus software provider that specializes in providing robust anti-malware protection without slowing your computer down. Founded in 2008, this company is not only focused on protection but it is dedicated to optimal performance too. Vipre created one of the first all-in-one antivirus and anti-spyware products and today they offer a number of powerful antivirus solutions for PCs and Android mobile devices.
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Ad-Aware Review

Today's computer threats can come from any number of sources and can range in severity from just annoying to extremely serious. This is why everyone should consider a solid anti-virus protection program. Ad-Aware has a full line-up of security programs that aim at keeping their customers completely protected. With over 450 million downloads, they must be doing something right! In fact, the company has some very strong protection features in a number of easy to use and install programs. With any of these options running on your computer, you can feel safe and protected.
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Avira Review

Avira has long been considered one of the leaders in the antivirus space. With over 20 years in business and 100 million customers around the world it is clear to see that they must be doing something right. Actually, what they offer is strong protection against malware in all its forms, plus solid defenses against phishing scams and even drive by downloads that attempt to hijack your hard drive. There is even an integrated email scanner to protect against spam and viruses, it is simple to install and use and performs very well in a variety of independent test evaluations.
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eScan Review

eScan offers solid protection from a number of computer threats including viruses, rootkits, spyware, and other malware. The software is effective at not only detecting and removing existing threats, but also protecting your system from new threats. Interestingly enough, this is one of the few systems that have actually gone to the trouble of developing their own firewall; most programs which claim to have this actually are relying on the ‘stock’ windows firewall, which may be potentially ineffective. It even detects malware that is spread through email by scanning all incoming and outgoing files.
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Panda Security Review

Panda Software is one of the forerunners of computer security, tracing its roots back to Spain at the very beginning of the 1990s.  Now known as Panda Security, the company is well known for its innovation in the early development of antivirus and online security software, including revolutionary work in SaaS and Cloud protection.  With bases covering most of Europe, Asia and North America; the company is now headquartered in Florida and controls more than 3% of the international antivirus marketplace.  Offering a number of different products across a range of devices and operating systems, Panda continues to challenge at the top of the industry even today.
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F-Prot Review

F-Prot anti-virus software has been around since at least 1999, making it a long-time player in an ever-crowded field. They have continuously achieved the coveted 100% rating from the independent Virus Bulletin agency. The company offers a single product (although in several versions, depending on your computer system) for home users, as well more advanced business use anti-virus software programs. Both are rather easy to use, download and install fast and offer multiple PC licenses standard. This software could be a nice option, especially for those using the Internet Explorer browser.
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Webroot Review

Webroot is a Colorado based software developing company, producers of a number of online security products including SecureAnywhere Antivirus and Internet Security Essentials.  Tracing its roots back to 1997, it first began as ‘Webroot Window Washer’ but by the millennium had expanded its range to include a number of new and innovative products.  With operations across Europe, Asia and North America, Webroot has become a hugely successful company across the globe known for its small file size and massive capabilities.   Currently Webroot has customers in more than 100 countries around the world and is increasingly knocking on the doors of its larger competitors.
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Barracuda Review

Barracuda Networks is a monolith of the computer and network security world, having firmly established itself in the market in 2003. With premises in California and Michigan, Barracuda provide more than 150,000 people with antivirus and spam protection. Specializing in the protection of networks, virtual machines and cloud computing, Barracuda have a reputation as a strong and robust brand, capable of defending entire server banks against malicious code and attacks. With software ranging from firewalls to load balancers, archivers to VPNs; it’s a given that Barracuda is one of the leading security operators in the industry.
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Total Defense Review

Total Defense is a true global leader in the detection of and prevention from viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms and malware of all types. They have won numerous awards for their products and activities in these areas including certifications from West Coast Labs, ISCA Labs, and VB100. They offer a full suite of antivirus and security products for both the home and business users. All of these are straightforward and easy to use, with well-designed and thoughtful interfaces. They are also fast and efficient with a number of improvements in the current version.
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Norman Review

Norman offers a number of different anti-virus software packages to help protect users against all forms of malware. This includes spyware, worms, Trojans, and even rootkits. They offer tons of features and even their most basic version is good for three computers. Another interesting thing is that this is a truly global company with offices in at least 11 different countries (including the USA). Their software has also undergone testing by a number of different independent agencies, all with excellent results.
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GData Review

GData software is one of the most comprehensive and powerful antivirus software programs currently on the market. Several different packages are offered, which combine spyware and virus protection along with internet security. The company has been involved with IT security since 1985, developing their first antivirus program more than 20 years ago! Not only are they among the longest running such companies, they also win awards at an almost unbelievable pace. Finally, they are also a global solution, offering services in more than 90 countries around the world.
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F-Secure Review

F-Secure has been in operation since 1988 and currently has a global reach with office in over 20 countries. They have received numerous awards for their antivirus software including AV-Comparatives 2011 product of the year. It is no surprise, then, to find that this is among the most streamlined and efficient AV program. The program protects against viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, rootkits and much more. Additionally, the registration and installation processes are very straightforward and it has a reputation as being not only powerful but also easy to use.
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TrustPort Review

One of the best features of the TrustPort anti-virus software is the fact that it combines two of the best scanning engines available. This makes the software incredibly efficient at locating both existing and new threats. This includes just about every kind of malware including viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, and even deeply entrenched rootkits which are usually very difficult to locate and remove. It even analyzes file composition and behavior to determine when a program might be suspect. On top of this, there are three different options to choose from, depending on which level of security is needed.
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CyberDefender Review

If you have not scanned and cleaned your computer system in some time, then chances are there might be a number of potential threats just sitting there, ready to infect and attack your system. Cleaning it up, safely and securely, is the idea behind the CyberDefender Early Detection 3.0 software. This offers users a number of unique features and tools not seen anywhere else. This is equipped to protect users against a wide variety of threats including viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware. Since each user PC is designed to be a watchtower of sorts, the effectiveness of the program continues to improve.
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GFI Cloud Review

GFI Cloud is one of the most unique antivirus programs available today. Unlike most of their competitors, this is based on cloud technology and aimed squarely at small to mid-sized businesses. This type of protection can be a huge help to those businesses that have a number of remote and off-site workers (or workstations). Having been around since 1992, the company seems to really understand how to put the “cloud” to effective use. The process of registering and then adding computers to your account is very simple and straightforward. Of course, managing and protecting your network is also very simple.
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Avast Review

There is no question that Avast is one of the most recognizable names in the world of antivirus software. With over 177 million different devices protected, the company must certainly be doing something right. Having been in business for at least 8 years also shows the dedication to creating and supporting a superior product. They also offer multiple versions, making something which can fit into almost every budget, starting with a free version. Best of all, every version receives continuous support including regular updates to help defend against the newest threats.
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ViRobot Review

ViRobot is an all-in-one internet and overall security product designed to keep your computer and entire family safe no matter what activities the computer is used for. It offers a lot of powerful tools and features, including a dual scan engine which identifies and then removes a wide range of security threats including viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, key loggers, and other forms of malware. Better still, there are a number of internet specific protections including a smart firewall, protection against phishing and spam, and even a full set of parental controls.
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Emsisoft Review

Emsisoft is a global anti-virus and online protection company that has been in business since 2003. They offer some of the most innovative anti-virus and malware features and have consistently performed very well in independent agency tests. This has allowed them to grow quite rapidly, with more than 6 million people and businesses having successfully used their products. Of course, everything comes with a 30-day total satisfaction guarantee. The technologies used to protect your computer also comes with multiple scanning and even has a malware detection guarantee.
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Defender-Pro Review

While Defender-Pro may not boast the name recognition of industry giants like Norton or McAfee, it has plenty to recommend it—including its recent partnership with acclaimed Kaspersky Security Network. Throughout its 10 years of experience, the company has amassed a satisfied customer base (now millions strong) across North America, while still faithfully holding fast to its founding values of innovation, user-friendliness, and affordability. Its latest Internet security offerings are no exception—new and old customers alike should find them worth their consideration and hard-earned dollars.
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