Modern viruses are complex and can adapt quickly to avoid detection. Below is a list of anti-virus and anti-malware programs that are able to detect and block common and sophisticated malware and viruses.
Emsisoft Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware
This is our top recommendation. Why?
- Emsisoft provides anti-virus and anti-malware protection. It’s like getting two programs in one (in fact it’s exactly that).
- It has a reasonable home and business price point that doesn’t break the bank.
- We use it for all our computers in our FixSlowPCNow.com office.
- We have individuals that use it and love it, small office home office that love it, and even offices of 15 people using it.
- We provide it for all our employees.
And perhaps the best of all, we get to pass along a discount to those that use our services. Call us to find out more.
This is a very sophisticated software and we encourage you to purchase the Premium version to get both anti-virus and anti-malware protection.
We don’t recommend any free anti-virus or anti-malware programs.
Why? The cost is too high.
We see many individuals and businesses use free anti-virus protection only to discover destroyed data, encrypted data held ransom for thousands of dollars, stolen confidential information and of course slow computer performance.
Pro Tip: Install a free anti-virus program and if you like it, purchase the full version within 7 days or less. Keep in mind that $25 to $80 for the full version of the anti-virus software is an investment in the safety of your personal information and data.
Consider that many businesses close their doors within 6 months of a total loss of all their data due to a virus.
According to an excerpt from Inc.com:
Research conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance found that:
1. Almost 50 percent of small businesses have experienced a cyber attack.
2. More than 70 percent of attacks target small businesses.
3. As much as 60 percent of hacked small and medium-sized businesses go out of business after six months.
So do yourself a favor, protect yourself, your business and your data and purchase full protection.
Anti-Virus Third Party Comparison
Here is a list of independent tests of anti-virus software along with independent evaluation and comparison:
Business Anti-Virus Tests: https://www.av-comparatives.org/enterprise/test-results/
Consumer Anti-Virus Tests: https://www.av-comparatives.org/test-results/
Anti-Virus Company List
Pro Tip: Don’t search for anti-virus software in a search engine. You might end up finding a fake anti-virus program making matters worse! Here is a list of clickable links to some great anti-virus solutions. Please note, this is not an endorsement, but a list for your convenience. List is sorted alphabetically.
For more, please visit the av-comparatives.org website.
While the wikipedia page is not comprehensive, you can find many of the top anti-virus providers here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_antivirus_software