When it comes to operating system protectionyour computer from viruses, spyware and malware, the user is faced with a wide choice of different vendors. Purchase can be both expensive licensed products as well as shareware.
How to make sense of this diversity?
How to choose an antivirus
First of all, it should be noted thatlike-free anti-virus software have a lot of restrictions in the settings, technical support, functional, etc. They are unable to provide a complete self-protection, so much sense about them. Popularity they enjoy thanks to the efforts of marketers and ease of use.
It is better to pay attention to the three recognizedleaders - Doctor Web, ESET and Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Immediately worth mention that if you decide to invest in a full licensed version, it makes sense to purchase a complete package that includes not only the direct anti-virus, and firewall (firewall).
Prices for all three antivirus virtuallyare different, so you can safely choose, on the basis of the objectives pursued. For example, if you need parental control function, the ESET eliminated because he is absent. Before buying, it is desirable to get acquainted with a table comparing the functional antivirus programs. They can be easily found on the Internet.
Overview of the main anti-virus
ESET NOD - antivirus package Slovakproduction, integrated solution for protection from Trojans, worms, spyware, phishing attacks. It uses patented ThreatSense technology to detect potential threats in real time. ESET also uses heuristics that can detect previously unknown viruses. A big plus package is a high speed and low use of system resources. No particular weaknesses in ESET has not been noticed, the only thing that has come under criticism - some confusion interface, but problems arise only inexperienced users.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus - one of the most popularanti-virus on the territory of Russia and CIS. Manufactured by Russian Kaspersky Lab, this package offers protection against Trojans, adware, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers and unknown viruses. Program actively criticized as professionals and home users for the lack of efficiency and a large number of false alarms.
Finally, Dr.Web - demanded an antivirus that provides protection against the widest possible range of viruses. Its key feature is the ability to correctly install on an already infected machine. He has low system requirements and features an intuitive interface.