The virus can do anything from stealing the space on your hard disk to accessing your personal information and draining your CPU. There are a variety of anti-virus software on the market to protect your devices from the dangers. The most important thing is to select one that has a minimal impact on the performance of your system. This is one of the main factors that all of our antivirus products are tested against. The results are based on the length of time it takes each application to complete an operation. Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, for example had a background impact of just 6% when running a full scan, while ESET had an effect of 12 percent.
Germany-based Avira is well-known in our tests and consistently performs well above the 90% mark in all three categories: Security, Performance and Usability (False Positives). Its interface is also user easy to use and comes with a variety of features, including a smart firewall and other privacy tools. Avira’s subscriptions are priced on a monthly basis rather than a set 1-3 year period, which makes it much easier to cancel or alter the subscription at any time without worrying about 2nd year renewal price shocks.
Essentware previously known as PCKeeper was a relatively new name in our tests. It utilizes the Avira Engine that runs under http://www.avastantivirusreview.com/ma-and-due-diligence-tools-for-a-successful-deal-close the hood. Overall it scored quite well. Its interface is simple to use and its performance was good this month, though a few stability issues – mostly with scan jobs locking up – reduced the score. However, detection was quite good, and a perfect run through the certification sets earned it the VB100 award.