McAfee might not be the piece of shit that original CEO John McAfee claims–however, since it does place considerable drain on your system resources while in use, and a lot of the extra features added feel like a sale gimmick–I can see why it’s garnered the reputation it has.
Bitdefender combines a killer interface with a ton of integrated features that are super useful and easy to use. Performance isn’t ever an issue, and scans are effective and powerful. If you need an antivirus solution that has it all, Bitdefender could be your solution.
Norton Antivirus is one of the oldest antivirus programs / suites there is. Many see Norton as an old legend gone bad–sold by Peter Norton to Systematic, Norton became a household name sold either in a giant pack of disks or integrated natively with Windows with various different functions and security platforms.
Kaspersky is an incredibly lightweight and affordable Antivirus software solution that can give you good core security, password management, financial online security, and file encryption. While it doesn’t contain every feature that some other competitors include, it has a lower price point and a simplicity that makes it stand out from the rest.
Avast Antivirus isn’t our favorite Antivirus program for a number of reasons. The suite offers most standard scan options and some security features like a password manager and file shredder. But things turn sour fast as the interface often feels clunky to use and overly loaded with features designed to take more money from you.