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Top 5 Anti-Malware Tools to Look for in 2019

By December 23, 2018 No Comments
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Thousands of malware roam around the Internet, to find their way to your systems. A phishing attack, opening a spam mail and reckless surfing on the Internet can end up in getting a malicious program that can enter your computer network. It’s not a secret that a threat generally arises from a weak or unsecured laptop of an employee in an organization.

You need to install a security solution in all the devices used by you and your employees to safeguard your business from a cyber-attack. An antivirus software can help you achieve maximum security for your devices. But the problem is that there are so many security solutions in the market that it is very difficult to identify the genuine ones that can actually get the job done. Also, traditional antivirus solutions are obsolete against the advanced and pertinent threats on the Internet nowadays.

To help you out in deciding a preventive solution against the advanced malware, we have compiled a list of Top 5 anti-malware tools to look for in 2019. This list is developed on various factors such as real-time protection, device compatibility, easy interface, and price.

  1. Mcafee Total Protection:

McAfee provides a bunch of security & privacy features in a single software including malware protection.  McAfee proves to be in the top tier of the industry standards. It offers 100% virus protection and guarantees you malware free device.

McAfee AntiVirus offers technical assistance 24/7 to help you with any problem from installing the program to changing advanced settings. The percentage of false alarms are next to zero and very exceptional in comparison with other antivirus solutions. This is the reason why it made to the top of our list.

Features:

  • Data backup
  • Real-Time Protection and virus removal
  • Network management
  • Anti-theft
  • Anti-spam
  • Removes Spyware
  • VPN Internet Security

Price:

For 10 Devices, $44.99

Availability: Android, iOS, Mac, Linux, and Windows

  1. Norton Security Premium:

Norton is one of those brands that have a strong place and history in the antivirus industry.

It comes with Norton Power Eraser tool that aggressively scans, detects and removes all malicious content that may threaten your system security. It also offers anti-ransomware support so that no malicious program can encrypt your files without permission on your system. It has remained an antivirus Editors’ Choice for more than 39 times (Source: Norton.com).

Features:

  • VPN Internet Security
  • Scheduled Scans
  • Malware Detection and Removal
  • Removes Spyware
  • Block Phishing Websites

Price:

$49.99 with a license for 10 devices

Availability: Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows

  1. Bitdefender Total Security:

Bitdefender is strong with sneak movements and can detect threats nobody has encountered before. It was won many awards for cybersecurity proving that it is good at detecting and neutralizing dangerous malware. The unique capability of Bitdefender is that its scans end up in a small percentage of false alarms. Now, a very few times, a harmless software is mistaken for a virus or Trojan that are often detected harmful by other antivirus solutions. It comes with B-Have, which looks for irregular patterns and harmful intentions of the running apps and provides proactive malware and spyware scanning.

Features:

  • VPN Internet Security
  • Tune-Up
  • Remote management of Windows firewall
  • Advance Malware detection
  • Removes Spyware
  • Block Phishing Websites

Price:

$40 for 10 device licenses

Availability: Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows

  1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:

MalwareBytes has earned a reputation for killing malware and spyware that other programs miss with its chameleon technology.  Their Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) is a malware removal software that has fast scanning and removes virus in a short time.

With no system footprints, Malwarebytes keep things simple by keeping you moving with an easy interface. Moreover, you need not install it on your computer. You can run it on a USB and with a flexible Command Line Interface (CLI).

  Price:

The Premium version costs about $30

Availability: Android, Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS

  1. Emsisoft Anti-Malware:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware offers effective features to help you improve your system performance. It focuses on the core task of keeping your PCs free of malware. It offers protection against ransomware, risky banking Trojans and other harmful viruses and worms, on your system. Emsisoft Anti- Malware received awards recently from AV-Comparatives, international and Virus Bulletin. It creates an anti-ransomware protection layer by detecting the behavioral patterns of running programs.

Price:

$45 for a 1-year license for 5 windows installations

Availability: Android and Windows only

The Verdict:

You may select any of the tool listed above for protecting your personal and business computers that suits your budget. But, the best way to ensure that your device is free of malware is to make sure it’s up to date. You need to update your operating system, web-browser, productivity apps and your antivirus solution on a regular basis. Also, you need to develop cyber security practices and policies to prevent any vulnerability. With the devastating effects of malware such as ransomware, staying proactive along with your security tools is the most effective and least expensive solution.

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