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