Tips to Help You Choose the Best Antivirus Software for Your PC

Antivirus software is very important for any PC or mobile user. But most times finding the right antivirus software that suits your computer might be a tedious task. This is because there are tons of brands available with similar features. There are some tips you need to know that will help you discover the best brand for you. I have taken time to point out these tips in this article, and also suggest some best antivirus software for your PC, both the free and paid versions.

how to choose the best free and paid antivirus for your device

A bad antivirus software can turn out to be a threat to your PC security and your files. Some of them are disguised malware that cause more harm to your business files, especially if you work online. Instead of removing computer virus, they act as virus in disguise. Cyber criminals now design malware in form of antivirus programs which they make available for free. Once you install those programs in your device, they will have unauthorized access to your files. This is the recent easier way the loot money online these days. I have experienced this with a few antivirus brands. And I will not want you to have such experience because their outcome is unbearable.


Be very careful on how you install free antivirus programs. They can cause more good than harm. You might be surprised I didn’t include some popular antivirus brands like Avast and AVG. The owner of Avast who also owns AVG was caught on a security scandal where users data were sold to big corporate clients for huge amount of money. Avast records users internet activities which they claim helps them to give total security. But it was later discovered that they do this for an ulterior motive.

How to Know the Best Premium Antivirus Software for Your Device

There are different brands of antivirus that suit a particular PC and may cause harm to another. It all depends on what you use your PC for. If you work frequently online, you need a very strong antivirus software that does not only protect your system and files from virus, but also against any form of malware or threat. This could be spyware, rootkits, ransomware, adware, etc.

PCs used for online works need antivirus software that will provide an internet shield against any unauthorized access to their files through the internet. Some of these features include: web protection against malware, phishing, formjacking and other form of fraud. Other features are Anti-theft tools, VPN, etc. These are some of the features you need to check before buying any antivirus for online protection, especially if you use a public WiFi. Norton Security Premium and Bitdefender Total Security have features to protect you from cyber threats.


For game freaks, you need antivirus software that will not disturb your game-play with pop-ups and will not slow down your PC. A good gaming antivirus are game boosters. I personally recommend BullGuard for gamers.

If you are a full time offline PC user that run heavy software tools, then you need an antivirus tool that has speed optimization features such as power boost, hyper boost and OnWatch, etc. This feature also applies to online users.

If you shop on;line and pay with your credit card, then look for antivirus software tools that have will delete sensitive files that monitor your browsing history and password. The software should also secure your browsers for financial transactions, with active firewalls and spam filtering features. Kaspersky Internet Security antivirus for PC and Mac users has all those features.

The last but not the least thing to consider is price. Like I always say, “The best product is usually not the costliest. Although pricing may also affect efficiency.” The prices of most good antivirus software range from $25 to $65. It is now left for you to adjust your budget based on product suitability.


Best Free Antivirus Software

Here are some free antivirus software tools that are worth trying. They provide adequate protection.



Take time before concluding on buying an antivirus software. Another tip to help you know the one that suits you is to go for those that give you trial period. Within that period, check how the software works and how it affects your work. Does it slow down your PC? How is your browsing experience with its protection? If you don’t enjoy the software, request for refund. Most antivirus software brands offer 30 to 60 trial period.
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I am an entrepreneur who believes that anybody can achieve whatever goal he sets, so long as you follow the right path. I fully decided to take entrepreneurship as a lifestyle in 2014 and have never regretted that decision. Even though I failed many times, but my failures helped me discover my hidden potentials. Check out my Amazon Author Page at I blog at Buzzing Point - and Microsoft Tutorials - where I help young entrepreneurs to discover their hidden potentials and how to turn their passions into long term income streams. Also, I am very active in Quora, especially in my spaces, Lucrative Business Ideas - In fact, I can't do without the internet. I love surfing the net and making research. I love updating my fans on the latest buzzing info. Apart from surfing the internet, you can also find me playing badminton game or tennis.

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