Anti-Virus\All-In-One Software - JafSec's Recommendations and Reviews
Last reviewed - May 2011
AVG is a well known provider for it's freebie anti-virus software which offers basic protection. However their full suite is more powerful and proactive and offers great all round protection. We recommend AVG because it has good and consistent anti-malware detection rates, good product functionality and is a reputable product.
F-Secure provide anti-virus, internet security and mobile security for the home and business market. We like F-Secure for it's all round ability and virus detection rate. The interface is very well laid out and it provides fantastic reactive and heuristic detection mechanisms.
Kaspersky have market leading security software for home and business users. JafSec highly recommends Kaspersky for it's powerful, yet simple to use products that meets expectations year after year. Kaspersky seem to do well consistently at protecting you against threats.
Mcafee provide a wide range of security products From network firewalls to risk and compliance solutions. Mcafee have over a billion endpoints using their technology all over the world feeding information back to their labs. Therefore Mcafee's research team have substantial amount of information regarding the latest threats and are able to combat these quickly. Another recommended vendor.
Symantec is one of the largest software vendors in the world and have a strong anti-malware research team worldwide. Symantec are able to react to new threats very quickly. The Symantec range of anti-virus and internet security products are light on resources, very simple to use, and provide excellent detection rates. Symantec's full suite is integrated with their online backup service giving the ability to protect your data as well.