For the modern Internet user there are quite a lot of threats: phishing sites, spam mailing, malicious software, Trojans. Most of them successfully cope with antivirus. Modern antivirus is a whole complex of protective devices, consisting, as a rule, of the following modules:
- file antivirus;
- Proactive protection;
- protection from network intrusions;
- mail filter;
- secure web surfing;
- parental control.
The antiviruses presented below to some extent have this functionality and allow you to protect against most modern threats.
1. Kaspersky Total Security 2017
The most popular antivirus for Windows today. Has a wide range of tools suitable for all types of users – from private to small businesses.
Free participation in Kaspersky Security Network means that any suspicious files are sent to the cloud for testing. This creates a huge database of various malicious files from a variety of users.
The program has a clear graphical interface, and there is also the possibility of working through the command line.
Cost: 1 800 rubles per year for two devices.
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2. McAfee Total Protection 2017
A distinctive feature of this product is the True Key password manager from Intel. It uses multifactor authentication, including fingerprints or a face scanner.
Also the main components of Total Protection are the antivirus scanner and mail protection. The WebAdvisor tool checks for malicious payload downloads and identifies suspicious URLs. There is a backup module for your email.
This antivirus is often installed along with free programs as an add-on, but it also has a time-limited mode of operation.
Cost: 2 499 rubles a year (now there is a 50% discount).
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3. ESET Internet Security 10
The developer of ESET Internet Security 10 guarantees that each next check will occur faster than the previous one, which can not but rejoice.
Antivirus is able to scan your network and create a diagram showing all active devices. You can also scan your router for vulnerabilities, which is very useful, given the growing number of botnets consisting of home routers.
The program can block malicious links and recognize phishing sites, block spam and check the contents of e-mail. ESET Internet Security 10 also protects the webcam.
Cost: 1 950 rubles a year for three devices.
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4. Norton Security
Norton Security uses parental control technology and cloud support, including SONAR Protection, which detects malicious programs by examining the behavior of applications when they are launched. The intrusion prevention module blocks network attacks.
There is an integrated password manager, as well as browser protection, which is aimed at preventing the use of malicious programs with known vulnerabilities. In addition, web downloads are analyzed and a report on their security appears after scanning.
Among the productivity improvement tools is the disk optimizer, which defragments the data to make it more efficient.
Cost: 1 599 rubles a year (now there is a discount of 18%).
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5. Bitdefender Total Security 2017
Antivirus company Bitdefender will protect your device from Trojans, rootkits, worms, adware, spam. You will also receive a central account for managing all devices.
Bitdefender Total Security 2017 includes functions such as on-demand scanning, blocking of malicious URLs and protection against phishing. Also there is a convenient automatic mode Bitdefender Autopilot. After its inclusion, the program independently takes optimal security decisions without user intervention.
Cost: 1 759 rubles a year.
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6. Avast Internet Security
Avast Internet Security is a universal solution for protection from spyware, viruses and spam. SafeZone technology allows you to create a virtual desktop of an isolated environment and use the Internet without worrying about security. No other program on the PC can access this virtual desktop. The sandbox function allows you to run the program to monitor its behavior. The cloud function FileRep constantly monitors the reputation of files to tell you about their authenticity.
Cost: 900 rubles a year.
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7. Windows Defender
Windows Defender, formerly known as Microsoft AntiSpyware, is a Microsoft software product designed to remove, quarantine spyware or prevent them from appearing. It is installed by default in the operating systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
In Windows 10, “Defender” is automatically disabled if the “Security Center” detects another antivirus installed in the system, and it is activated if you do not have any other protection.
Cost: is free.
Although modern antiviruses provide good protection against threats, it is necessary to take additional measures: do not install software from questionable sources, do not open suspicious links and files, regularly make backup copies of important data and store them on removable media or in cloud services.