Best antivirus software in 2020

In this guide we review major antivirus software’s positive and negatives that help you to choose for your computer protection. Also it can help you to understand what is antivirus, how antivirus works. This article has proven statistics that revels best antivirus software in 2020 for Windows operating system.

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What is antivirus and how it works?

Antivirus is a software that designed to protect your computer from e-threats such as viruses, worms, Trojans horses, botnets, rootkits, key loggers, browser hijackers, ransomware, adware and spyware. Antivirus scans your computer for above mentioned viruses and remove them from your computer to make your computer secure. Refer this link for more information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivirus_software

How a virus can enter into your PC?

Prevention is better than cure. If we know how a virus can enter into PC, in advance we can take necessary precaution to stop virus. Here is the list below.

  • From spam websites.
  • Fake software’s
  • Email attachments
  • Torrents downloads
  • Online downloads

Do I need antivirus?

Yes, today’s online world! Every PC needs antivirus software installed and up to date. Even though if you have enough knowledge about internet downloads, spam websites, spam software’s. Let us briefly explain about best antivirus software.

How to choose Best antivirus software in 2020

You can find several antivirus programs when you start researching about them or when you need them for your Windows computer. This can lead you to confusion that which antivirus you need to purchase or install in your PC? Here is our several years of research about antivirus software’s for Windows computers. It can help you to decide and clear your confusion, allow you to purchase the best antivirus to protect your PC from e-threats. We are trying to review each and every antivirus software’s only by their working nature, security measures. (The quality guidelines). Choosing poorly designed antivirus software can slow down your computer. Hence have tested below antivirus software’s in Windows 1909 version considering below criteria’s.

Note: Why Internet security is powerful than Antivirus – Antivirus software can protect your computer from virus and Trojans, where it ignores online threats. But Internet security monitors and protect your online activities including virus protection, spywares, and spam emails as it have advanced features like firewalls, anti-spyware and safe web browsing, secure financial transactions and more. Hence internet security is the best choice as it can work as best antivirus and internet security.

Norton Internet Security / Norton 360

Norton antivirus is one of the oldest and trustable security software’s by Symantec since 1991. Norton Internet security provides best virus protection including real-time threat protection, secure VPN, Smart Firewall, Password manager, 10 GB + PC cloud backup ( with Norton 360) and SafeCam communication. Learn more about Norton antivirus software’s.

Test ratings

Installation: 9/10 ratings.
File download: 8/10 ratings,
Web Browsers: 8/10 ratings,
Launch Application: 8/10 ratings,
File Copy: 9/10 ratings,
Background scan light speed: 10/10 ratings

McAfee Internet Security

McAfee, LLC is an American global computer security software company. McAfee claims to be the world’s largest dedicated technology security company. The company was purchased by Intel in February 2011, and became part of the Intel Security division. As McAfee published its top features and benefits as award winning antivirus, safe web browsing, performance optimization, free support, password manager, and cross platform multi device.

Test ratings

Installation: 10/10 ratings.
Internet download: 9/10 ratings
Web Browsers: 8/10 ratings
Launch Application: 8/10 ratings
File Copy: 9/10 ratings
Background scan light speed: 9/10 ratings

Quick Heal Internet Security

Quick heal is one of my favorite and best PC security software. It’s simple design, user interface, performance and great support make us think about it.
Quick Heal Technologies Ltd is an IT security services provider headquartered in Pune, India. The company was formerly known as CAT Computer Services (P) Ltd and was started as a computer service center in 1995. The company was renamed as Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2007. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_Heal .

Test ratings

Installation: 10/10 ratings.
Internet download: 10/10 ratings
Web Browsers: 10/10 ratings
Launch Application: 10/10 ratings
File Copy: 10/10 ratings
Background scan light speed: 10/10 ratings

Kaspersky Internet Security

One of the powerful antivirus software developed by Kaspersky lab. KIS offers protection from malware, as well as email spamphishing and hacking attempts, and data leaks.

Test ratings

Installation: 10/10 ratings.
Internet download: 10/10 ratings
Web Browsers: 10/10 ratings
Launch Application: 8/10 ratings
File Copy: 8//10 ratings
Background scan light speed: 9/10 ratings

ESET Internet Security

ESET smart security has recently renamed as ESET Internet security. It claims features as Award winning antivirus, life without ransomware, bank and shop online care free, protection against deeper threats, smart home devices protected, all passwords in one place, my private content safe.

Test ratings

Installation: 9/10 ratings.
Internet download: 9/10 ratings
Web Browsers: 9/10 ratings
Launch Application: 9/10 ratings
File Copy: 9/10 ratings
Background scan light speed: 9/10 ratings

Conclusion: As per the test performed in my personal computer, above all PC security software’s are best antivirus software’s with slight difference but comparatively all are best choice for Windows standalone computers.

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Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.