Top 9 Best Antivirus Software

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Today's computer user needs to keep the best antivirus software on their computers. Security threats come from all areas and only the most current programs can provide the best protection. These programs protect against the usual viruses and malware, but also against phishing, unsafe files online, and unsafe links and emails. The best antivirus programs include current security, free technical support, and active scanning of computer systems. Consumers can purchase antivirus software and downloads through computer and technology shops, general retailers, technology websites or through sellers on eBay.
1 Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013

The Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 edition actively protects the computer from Internet identity theft, popup ads, and it preserves and protects the user's payment information. A USB immuniser protects user's flash drives from viruses by scanning the device or plug in. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013 is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and Mobile platforms.


2 Kaspersky Antivirus 2013
Kaspersky Antivirus 2013

Kaspersky Antivirus 2013 edition includes antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, and anti-root kit programs. An anti-screen locker is also very useful for unlocking computer screens frozen by trojanware that hold the computer hostage for payment. System watcher, computer time rollback, rescue CD, and free technical support are also available to monitor the computer and undo mistakes. This program is only compatible with Windows.


3 Symantec Norton Antivirus 2013
Symantec Norton Antivirus 2013

Norton Antivirus 2013 analyses computer files on the hard drive, detects suspicious files, and actively protects against malware, viruses, and spyware. This software also keeps users from accessing unsafe websites, uses anti-phishing software, and computer network identifying and monitoring programs. Symantec Norton Antivirus is only compatible with Windows.


4 G Data Antivirus Retail 2013

A UK-based company brand, G Data Antivirus, includes Bankguard software to protect against trojanware, phishing, and provide validity checks of banking sites. The Autostart Manager accelerates computer boot up by removing unwanted software and malware. CloseGap hybrid software also defends against online attacks and malware that infects the computer. G Data Antivirus Retail 2013 is compatible with Windows and Mobile platforms.


5 AVG Antivirus 2013
AVG Antivirus 2013

The popular, AVG Antivirus 2013 edition provides protection with antivirus, anti-malware, and an anti-root kit program. AVG checks Internet links and emails for unsafe files before users click on them. This software also stops unsecure files and links from downloading or opening on the computer. An eraser program completely removes all data from files deleted on purpose. AVG Antivirus 2013 is compatible with Windows and mobile platforms.


6 TREND MICRO Titanium Antivirus 2013
TREND MICRO Titanium Antivirus 2013

Titanium Antivirus 2013 from TREND MICRO protects against email phishing, spyware, viruses, dangerous links, and manages social networking settings. Parents can also use this unique program to set up kid-safe filters for Internet use, file downloads, and to monitor their children's online activity. A System Tuner optimises computer performance. Titanium Antivirus 2013 is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android Mobile.


7 GFI Software GFI Vipre Antivirus 2013

This program includes, SocialWatch software to protect against social networking threats. Another addition, SearchGuard, identifies and protects against dangerous web links, while anti-malware, antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit programs keep out the usual suspects. Real-time computer monitoring, a removable device scanner, and a browser history cleaner to protect privacy also come with the GFI Vipre Antivirus 2013. This software is only compatible with Windows.


8 McAfee Antivirus Plus 2013
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2013

McAfee Vulnerability Scanner is part of this software and actively looks for weaknesses in the computer. A two way firewall and network intrusion security work to keep Internet threats out of the user's system. Active scanning and QuickClean can help to improve computer performance by removing unwanted files. SiteAdvisor highlights websites with red, yellow, or green security ratings to advise users on potential phishing sites. McAfee Antivirus Plus 2013 is only compatible with Windows.


9 Webroot Software SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013
Webroot Software SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013

Webroot Software blocks unknown viruses, and other threats to the computer. Users can perform fast scans of the computer without slowdowns or interruption of other processes. Anti-phishing, virus, malware, and spyware programs protect users from all unsafe files. Social network security, protection against unsafe websites, links, and phishing/identity theft are also available. Users can manage security on all devices from one computer. Webroot Software SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013 is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android mobile.


How to Buy AntiVirus Software

You can find antivirus software on eBay for an affordable price. You can find current year and previous year versions of top antivirus software by using the eBay search engine. Older versions of top software may be less expensive, but do not have the most current protections against viruses and online threats. For instance, new antivirus software provides social networking security against bad links and phishing on social networking sites. Newer programs are adaptive, and capable of monitoring and identifying potential threats that did not exist at the time of the software creation.
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