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Top 10 Antivirus Programs for 2011 (review)

If you connect it to the Internet, it needs an antivirus, period.

PC World magazine recently published their roundup product review, which lists their top 10 antivirus products: see, Antivirus 2011: Digital Defenders

Today’s new threats demand a new breed of antivirus software. Our lab tests show you which paid antivirus products you can trust, and which ones you should skip.

If you haven’t bought a new version of your antivirus software in a couple of years, now may be a good time to do so. Malware is evolving faster than ever, and the latest generation of antivirus software is better equipped to handle this rapid pace of change. If your antivirus software is a few years old, it may not be able to defend against this on­­slaught effectively, even if you faithfully download new virus definitions. In recent years, the technology that powers antivirus software has changed dramatically: An antivirus package you purchased a few years ago may be able to stop known viruses and other known malware, but brand-new, as-yet unknown viruses can be more dangerous, and newer products do a much better job of stopping them.

I have put a link to this article in my Blogroll. Also in my Blogroll  is PC Magazine’s review: see, Best Antivirus – 2011 (review) (which is written by my ‘go to guy’, Neil Rubenking).

I suggest you look at these two product comparison charts, and assess your current antivirus defense.

But also know, an antivirus is not protection enough. Every computer user should know that there are computing “Good Practices”.. and certain “Do’s & Don’ts”.
For the “do’s“, I have provided readers the basic “common good practices” in what I call my “Top 10 Things You Should Do” list.

Let’s be safe out there people. Don’t become a victim of cybercrime. Use some healthy “paranoid common sense” when online.

Addenda: For those who have trouble with installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (or.. Updates in general), see Microsoft notes Windows Update “inconsistencies,” provides fix

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February 26, 2011 - Posted by | advice, anti-spyware, antivirus, computers, hackers, Internet, PC, security, software, tech | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. In all antivirus now days in 2011 the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012 is a great antivirus.
    becoz of:-

    1] Fastest scanning speed.
    2] Low system resource used ( in 2012 version BD takes only 1.2MB of ram…Surprise!!!!!!!!)
    3] Auto-pilot mode for silent security.
    4] Scan Dispatcher – Triggers system scans when resource usage falls below a certain
    threshold to avoid any impact on your system’s performance.
    5] Search Advisor – Gives advance warning of risky websites right in your Google and Bing
    search results.
    6] Active Virus Control – Monitors processes behavior while they are running to detect new &
    unknown viruses

    This features comes BDAP 2012 in 1st rank!!!!
    if u want download the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012 fulll just visit this site!!!!

    Torrent link:- [deleted]

    ….quick85…..

    Like

    Comment by rajiv | September 21, 2011 | Reply

    • rajiv,
      I welcome reader comments.

      But I am going to reply by saying that Bit Defender consistently places in “middle of the pack”, and I can find no independent lab or reviewer who ranks it #1 (or remember one ever doing so). (Virus Bulletin’s latest report is here.)
      I deleted the download link you provided as I advise my readers to avoid Torrents, and only download from reputable websites.. such as the author’s themselves (for Bit Defender, that is http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/total-security.html).

      Bit Defender’s free online scanner is worth a try.

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | September 21, 2011 | Reply


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