The real benefit of anti-virus protection is directly related to the consequences of not having anti-virus software.

Antivirus Software

 

Do You Need An Antivirus Solution?

Owning a computer or a number of electronic devices is not such a big thing anymore. World has changed and now people cannot imaging their life without such gadgets and devices. These electronic devices have simplified and automated so many things in our life and made it easier BUT just like organisms fall sick SO do your devices, computers and other electronic gadgets/machines by the attack of Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Malware, Spyware, Ransomware, Scareware etc.

The Viruses/Wormware are usually dangerous &designed to corrupt, delete, destroy or take your data like important files, documents, information, contacts, password and transmit it to the one who owns the virus securely.

Viruses usually “hook” onto a particular operating system’s process and then make it impossible for your system to run smoothly whereas Worms run independently in background and do the same damage.

 

Trojans look like friendly applications (which maybe you downloaded some application from an unverified website) but on their backend is a virus which takes your data and pass it on to the hackers since you gave permission for the Trojan to run on your computer.

Malware (short form of malicious soft-ware) /Spyware are those programs whose aim is to reside within your computer without your knowledge (so beware of downloading pictures/files/applications from unknown sources) and then they keep stealing your data and sending it to the hackers. Malware can come in many forms – Adware, Spyware, Ransomware, and Scareware. Malware can make you a part of “botnet” which makes you known openly to hackers for them to carry out their illegal activity using your computer.

Our working efficiently and fast now depends on how well your machines/devices are performing. To keep them in good condition one must consider installing latest Antivirus Software to protect your computers data, your work and crucial information like bank details, pins, passwords, contacts etc.

How To Select An Antivirus Software?

Security Needed

Latest Mac or Windows 8/10 operating systems have built-in features for antivirus and anti-spyware. But hackers target Windows because more often. So its advisable to keep a standalone Antivirus Software.

Free or paid

Free Antivirus software’s are as good and robust as Paid. But Paid versions, act as a complete security suite by providing additional features like firewall, phishing, anti-theft/spam tracking etc.

How Many

Choose ONLY one antivirus software. Having two antivirus software’s can give you multiple issues.

Operating System

Choose your Antivirus Software keeping your Operating System in mind. It should be compatible fully to work smoothly.

Pricing

Check out a payment term which is comfortable for you. Some antivirus software companies take a one-time fee whereas others may offer monthly, quarter or annual subscriptions.

Email & Downloads

Most attacks directly on your system come via emails. Please ensure your chosen software scan emails at run-time. Your choice of software should be able to check the downloaded content and inform you of any suspicious activity that it detects.

Support

Go for a company providing excellent after-sales support. Look out for support from the company in terms of phone, email, chat, FAQs, forums, community groups and support forums.

Real time protection

Good antivirus software will provide you with real-time scanning. This is an absolute “must-have” if you are using internet constantly or more than an hour per day.

 
 

Best bets for Antivirus Softwares

Cost : 
$89.96 Min 3 and Max. 50 user licenses.
Features : 
*****
Platforms : 
MAC/Windows/Linux
Business Size : 
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Deployment :
*****
Customer Service : 
Highlights
  • Best price and Easy to install..

  • Business Antivirus and Anti-Malware.

  • Perfect in protection, performance and usability.

  • Monitor remotely from a single cloud console or from your local computer.

  • Firewall, Intrusion Detection, Web Filtering, Search Advisor.

  • Web and Application Control.

Cost : 
$149.95 5 to 25 user licenses
Features : 
MAC/Windows/Linux
Platforms : 
*****
Business Size : 
Ease of Use : 
Deployment :
Customer Service : 
Highlights
  • Password Manager, Backup and restoration.

  • On-premises and Cloud based hosting.

  • Accurate identification of malware.

  • Good speed, does not slow down the PC.

  • Easy to install software.

  • Firewall, remote device detection, anti-theft, file shredder, Safe Money for secure browsing of financial websites or websites in which transaction takes place.

Cost : 
Free
Features : 
Platforms : 
MAC/Windows/Linux
** 
Business Size : 
Ease of Use : 
*****
Deployment :
Customer Service : 
*****
Highlights
  • Simple lightweight cloud-based tool along with a traditional antivirus package.

  • Provides on-access or resident protection for free and runs FlashScan.

  • Intelligent scanning of bots, worms, viruses, spyware etc.

  • On a network if one computer blocks a threat it gets blocked for all the other systems.

  • No support for offline scanning, USB scanning, email databases, and has ads.

  • Toll-free customer support.

On Premise
S, M, L
PC / Cloud
S, M, L
PC/ Cloud
*****
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Best Free Commercial Software

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Featuring AntiVirus Softwares for Business that you should definitely consider. They have features or special deals that are too attractive to ignore or have been recently reviewed in greater detail

Showcase: Our full list of Antivirus softwares

Panda EndPoint Protection

It offers both on-premises and cloud based hosting.  Fairly easy to install, this software includes good Antivirus, Perfect Anti Malware, Email protection, anti-phishing, firewall monitoring, anti-theft, Superior Tracking option for phone including taking a picture of the user trying to access your phone, Centralized management dashboard, FAQs, KB, Community support, and 24/7 support.

Flipside – Free phone support only on weekdays, slightly slows down the system.

McAfee Endpoint Protection Essential for SMB

Its service is available only on cloud enabling you to manage your devices from anywhere. It is extremely efficient low maintenance antivirus software offering easy management and robust protection. Other good features are anti-phishing, anti-spam, protection while using internet. The only flipside is that it slows down the system.

F-Secure Protection for Business 11

The best feature rich software providing excellent antivirus and malware detection services. Does not raise false virus alerts, features email and web protection, runs on Windows, Mac, Linux or Mobile phones. Simple cloud based management portal console/panel with easy configuration tools for running your antivirus software.

Flipside – Does not offer remote device protection.

Avira Antivirus

Avira is a good and robust IS suite with Avira System Speedup. Very impressive malware blocker including zero-day malware threat apart from providing the basic functionalities of anti-phishing, anti-theft, online web protection, email scanning, and full support of their software is provided by the company 24/7 on phone, emails, video tutorials etc.

Flipside – No live chat support.

Sophos

Supports all major platforms – Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile devices. Can be hosted on the cloud or in your premises. Offers basic features of internet protection, email scanning, malicious websites, remote device detection, and protection against ransomware, rootkits, zero-day vulnerability.

Flipside – AV score was lower than its top rivals in protection and malware detection.

Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Maximum Security

Antivirus that provides maximum security, anti-phishing, email security, botnet protection, malicious websites blocking, scans and detects issues in social media links, parental control. Boasts of web reputation technology to protect you online. Full support available from the antivirus company.

Flipside – Major downside is that it takes a lot of time and expert help to install this software.

ESET

ESET is a trending software suite which gives you Botnet protection, network protection, protection against exploits, antivirus, antispyware, firewall, mobile protection, remote device protection, email protection, antitheft and tracking feature.

Flipside – Buying this software or downloading a trial is a very lengthy and old process.

Symantec

Symantec offers us a complete security suite. Can be installed in premises or be hosted in a cloud. Simple and Centralized management console, basic malware protection, internet protection and customer support by phone.

Flipside – No email protection.

G-Data EndPoint Protection Business 13.2

Comes packed with advanced features to manage your computer and devices. Little complicated to install but takes care of email and internet security, bank guard, USB keyboard guard, blocks spam and suspicious websites. Also offering Anti-theft, file shredder, behaviour blocking by tracking files, mobile protection with contacts and app filter and an in-built firewall features.

Flipside – Complicated and technical installation process. Requires technical knowledge or an IT expert.

Avast Endoint Protection Suite Plus 8.0.1603

This suite offers solid management features, multiple hosting, clean and well defined management console. Good in notraising false alarms of viruses, protection against malicious website links and phishing, remote device detection, cloud hosting, and reporting tools.

Flipside – Does not have content filtering options to enable automated supervision by the software.

AVG Antivirus Business Edition 2016

AVG offers enhanced firewall, ransomware protection, malware protection, email protection, file shredder, remote management, internet and download protection, simple to install, network antivirus and promises privacy protection.

Flipside – Compared to its rival products it does not match the expectationsin terms of protection or performance.

Norton Security

Norton Security offers advanced level security and protection from many years. The best in virus and malware detection, zero-day malware detection, complete anti-spyware, takes care of phishing, spam, and passwords. Runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Mobiles.

Flipside – Due to very high security levels sometimes identifies normal applications as suspicious malware.

Webroot Secure Anywhere Options

Webroot offers Browser protection, Privacy shield, online web based management, sets up in seconds, lightweight client, scheduled scanning, good speed, light footprint, anti-phishing, password protection, two way firewall and has the ability to scans the system fast.

Flipside – Does not have the feature of providing for a bootable rescue disk.

BullGuard

Excellent in detecting and removing malware and a good antivirus software. Protects user while browsing, email protection enabled, actively checks for virus signatures, clean and intuitive console. Supports virus behavioural detection, safe browsing, anti-phishing. Excellent customer support by email and online chat.

Flipside – Product was made to work on one computer.

VoodooSoft VoodooShield 2.0

Windows only software which is a supplement to a traditional antivirus has special feature of blocking execution / computer lockdown in case of any threat or virus from internet or usb or otherwise. Supports cloud-based scanning. It makes a whitelist of applications and files which are on at the time system is switched on and works on that list as safe one. Flipside – Cannot protect against previous infections, sandbox doesn’t allow many legitimate programs, No user manual.

VirusTotal

Free online tool to check, test the files or URLs for their safety aspects. Used to check any files that you have downloaded from internet or check false alarms that your antivirus must have raised by uploading the file online.

Flipside – Can only upload one file at a time not directories.

eScan Antivirus

Realtime protection, cloud security, built in firewall, effective anti-malware, does not generate false alerts, email security, password protection, gamer mode, creates rescue disk for emergencies. 24/7 support by email, phone or chat.

Flipside – Affects the speed of the computers.

Norman Antivirus

Performs exceptionally well even beating Windows built-in antivirus software. Identifies malware properly, rootkit detection, unique screensaver functioning as malware scanner, put suspicious files in virtual sandbox but has issues in zero-day threat detection. Has pop-up blocker, scans emails, instant messages, online support forums, articles and email.

Flipside – Telephone support via international European number, false positive threat detection.

Qihoo 360 Total Security 2016

A totally free complete security suite providing multiple shields integrated antivirus engines including 360 cloud-scan engines, Avira, Bitdefender to protect businesses. Supports Cloud enabled real-time protection, anti-phishing, email security, simple management console and execute risky programs in sandbox.

Flipside – Privacy policy needs to be read carefully, raises false alarms, too many options in control panel tools.

VIPRE Antivirus

VIPRE antivirus is small footprint antivirus software providing fast, powerful, efficient endpoint protection for businesses of all sizes. Cloud enabled advanced active protection, anti-phishing, email security, advanced browser protection, malicious URL blocking, simple management console, mobile device management.

Flipside – Needs better malware detection.

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