With the increase computer and internet usage worldwide today there has been a great increase in virus and malicious threats on the internet as well; antivirus companies are under pressure to produce the best antivirus always. Everyday new viruses are created and released to the internet and for this antivirus companies will have to always release updates to combat the threats at all times. I like to think of it like being a step ahead of the virus programmers.
Computer users are always torn between which antivirus program is the best and why it is the best. There are different antivirus software applications all over the internet ranging from free to paid versions of the applications. So today I want to share my list of my favorite antivirus programs of 2012 based on updates, blocking suspicious websites, link scanning, speed, detection, stealth etc.
Top Antivirus Programs 2012
Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 is one of my favorite Antivirus programs 2012. MSC is the best in terms of security, lightness, easy to update and use. Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 performs best for computers with Windows operating system. Click here to download Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 for your Windows PC.
Bitdefender: Apart from its update issues (always slow to update), Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus programs on the internet today. This antivirus has been in existence for a long time and I will say it is my most trusted antivirus program. It is good for Mac and Windows PC. At a price of $29.95 it is definitely the best premium antivirus in the market compared to its services against its price. Click here to download Bitdefender antivirus program 2012 for your PC.
Kaspersky Internet Security: Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 comes in both free and paid versions. Kaspersky is a very popular antivirus program. With its strong firewall application, you are better protected against spamming, phishing, malwares, Trojans and hackers. Kaspersky protects your online experiences and saves you time. Click here to download Kaspersky internet security 2012.
Avast antivirus: Avast antivirus comes in both free and paid versions. With the latest release of version 7, Avast has jumped places from nowhere to one of the best antiviruses on the internet. Its integration with Sandbox has made Avast a great protection tool for computer users. Its ability to perform a boot-time scanning is also another reason why I have included it in my list of Top Antivirus Programs 2012. Click here to download Avast antivirus for 2012.
Panda Cloud Antivirus: Panda Cloud Antivirus is one of the best antivirus programs to use for your personal computer as it is light and will run smoothly in the background without consuming resources in your computer. Its automatic update is yet another reason why it made my list. Click here to download Panda Cloud Antivirus 2012.
AVG Antivirus: AVG antivirus boasts of many security features more than most antivirus programs I know, this has made it one of my favorite antivirus programs. AVG antivirus has received some good number of reviews from reputable companies like Cnet and PCworld. It provides powerful protection in the background and its light for your computer. Your personal data is protected from virus with this antivirus program. Click here to download AVG Antivirus 2012.
Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware: The name may not be popular but Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware is a top quality antivirus program. Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware has simple yet strong protective features. This antivirus made my list as a result of the quality of protection is provides. Click here to download Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware 2012.
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