How to Choose Anti Virus Tools Windows

Data Security: Resource

 By Steve Morhan
How to Choose Anti Virus Tools Windows
Data BreachEach anti-virus software or solution has its attributes, and this is why ordinary customers usually struggle with how to get the right thing in lots of candidates.

In general, we can compare anti-virus products in 3 main aspects:

Reliability
If an anti-virus product has any defect in reliability, it's useless. Lots of reliability issues are due to conflict with other software installed on the same computer, which blocks further running of scan or kill some virus or malware. It means that some known viruses can survive in your computer even if you intentionally run an anti-virus protection software. Another circumstance is much worse: you somehow install a cheater that seems to be an anti-virus product but does as a malware. It may indeed clean some viruses. However, its quality is deficient, and the real purpose is to run spyware or adware at your computer.

To get reliable solutions, we need a smart way to choose excellent vendors and only download the installation packages from original producers.

Usability
Usability is the second important factor, especially for ordinary home users who usually lack experience and patience to manage complicated software. Even if the product has the perfect feature to deal with any security risk, the users may give up running it because they want to simplify their jobs. In some cases, if the anti-virus software is too difficult to run, the user may disable it easily.

The following is a shortlist for home users.

AVG TechnologiesAVG AntivirusCzech Republic
BaiduBaidu AntivirusChina
BitDefenderBitdefender Antivirus PlusRomania
BullGuardBullGuard AntivirusUK
Comodo GroupComodo AntiVirusUSA
ESETESET Nod32 AntivirusSlovakia
FaronicsFaronics Anti-VirusCanada
FilseclabFilseclab Twister AntivirusChina
IkarusIkarus Anti VirusAustria
Iolo TechnologiesSystem Shield AntiVirusUSA
Kaspersky LabKaspersky Anti-virus WSEERussia
LavasoftAd-Aware Free Antivirus AntiSpywareMalta
Panda SecurityPanda AntiVirus PlatinumSpain
QihooQihoo 360 AntivirusChina
ThreatTrack SecurityVIPRE AntivirusUSA
TrustPortTrustPort AntiVirusCzech Republic


Protection
Theoretically, all anti-virus products will offer protection. Although they may have different behaviors in both comprehension and quality, for most use cases of home computer, security isn't as same important as usability. However, for business or enterprise users, their points are changed. These organizations usually hire people to offer computer service. Usability isn't essential anymore. Instead, they hope stronger protection for information security, for example, higher frequency and regularity of updates and better ability to remove infections.

The following is a shortlist for business users.

FortinetFortiClientUSA
Kaspersky LabKaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows ServersRussia
Intel Security - McAfeeMcAfee VirusScan EnterpriseUSA
MicrosoftMicrosoft System Center Endpoint ProtectionUSA
Panda SecurityPanda Endpoint ProtectionSpain
Quick Heal TechnologiesQuick Heal AntiVirus Server EditionIndia
SophosSophos Endpoint Security and ControlUK
Trend MicroOfficeScanUSA