Comparison on top antiviruses
Antivirus software is a set of programs that helps to keep our computer protected from harmful softwares or programs. These harmful softwares or programs infect our computer. The infection could be in various terms like malfunctioning, phishing, data breach, and many more. These programs are a world known as the name of Viruses or Malware. But they’re not just them there ware so many others like malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious LSPs, dialers, fraud tools, adware, and spyware. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, advanced persistent threat (APT), and botnet DDoS attacks. This might not be the complete list; literally we do not so sure about it. But there are two names we must heard Viruses and Malware.
Antivirus software, or anti-virus software (abbreviated to AV software), also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to prevent, detect, and remove malware. Several different companies build antivirus software and what each offer can vary but all perform some essential functions:
- Pinpointing specific files for the detection of malicious software
- Scheduling automatic scans
- Scanning either one file or your entire computer at your discretion
- Deleting malicious codes and software
- Confirming the safety of your computer and other devices
The manufactures of Antivirus and antimalware continuously keeping eye on the such thing and upgrading there definitions and directories. Top Antivirus Software manufacturing companies such as McAfee, Kaspersky, Norton, AVG, Trend Micro, and Webroot. They provide there own software variants with different capabilities for Home and Bussiness users. So here we have a quick look at their comparison provided by AV-TEST.
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Top Antivirus comparison
The antivirus program is used to provide protection against malicious software or programs. Every Antivirus program has its own capabilities and each manufacturer focuses on the best protection against viruses. Here this comparison shows some companies’ antivirus products such as McAfee, Kaspersky, Norton, AVG, Trend Micro, and Webroot.
Protection against 0-day malware attacks, inclusive of web and e-mail threats (Real-World Testing)
|98.4 %||98.4 %||98.4 %||98.4 %||97.1 %||98.4 %|
Slowing-down when launching popular websites
|15 %||15 %||15 %||15 %||19 %||15 %|
The slower download of frequently-used applications
|3 %||3 %||3 %||3 %||1 %||3 %|
Slower launch of standard software applications
|12 %||12 %||12 %||12 %||10 %||12 %|
Slower installation of frequently-used applications
|26 %||26 %||26 %||26 %||26 %||26 %|
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network)
|2 %||2 %||2 %||2 %||2 %||2 %|
False warnings or blockages when visiting websites
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software
False blockages of certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software