Many of the best anti-virus software applications include additional features like parental controls and password management. If you want a package that includes all the features as well as the basics we recommend Norton 360. If you want just the basic antivirus protection, Sophos Home Premium is an excellent option with an easy user interface that has a minimal impact on system resources.
Antivirus software is updated regularly to combat vulnerabilities and stay abreast of new threats. You should choose an antivirus program that updates its virus definitions at minimum daily and more often if it is possible. Some programs are updated automatically, while others need to be manually updated every day or in accordance with a set schedule.
The most popular antivirus applications offer excellent malware detection rates as well as numerous additional cybersecurity features, such a firewall, a web security engine, and an anti-phishing tool. All of the antiviruses we tested in 2023 come with a no-commitment free trial and a money-back warranty, and many come with a multi-device license that includes five or more computers and devices running any operating system.
Some of the best antivirus programs are easy to use for new users but also offers plenty of options for customizing options for advanced users. Intego Mac Security X9 is an excellent example. It offers a high degree of Mac-specific security functions and flawless malware detection rates. It is one of the few antivirus programs we’ve have tested that can also be used on Windows PCs. It also comes with a reasonable price cost for a yearly subscription.