There were times when you had only two choices when it came to PC anti-virus software: Norton or McAfee.
Of course, all that has changed since there are more than a dozen antivirus programs around these days. A number of them have a free version on offer too. Some of them include Trend Micro, Avast, Kaspersky, Panda and AVG and so and on and so forth.
It’s easy to confuse someone thoroughly if you don’t know the ropes. Yet there’s a simple way by which you can find the right antivirus software for you. This involves visiting the page of AV-Test – an independent testing organization that figures out the best antivirus program for Windows, Mac and Android users.
You can find regular reports on its latest findings since it publishes its results at its site a few times a year. In particular for Windows, it details out results by each operating system. The only Windows operating system that it hasn’t published any information on yet is Windows 10 since its last report was published in June. You can find information on Windows 8.1 though.
Simply put, all you have to do is visit the AV-Test’s Windows Home users page where you will find a breakdown by each Windows version based on three factors: performance, usability and protection. As a result, you’ll also figure which are the biggest names, in terms of using an antivirus.
Finally, you will also want to check for free or paid options especially if you’re not interested in paying for an antivirus’ services just yet.
Also, there are other alternative to AV-Test report and you can find them by googling ‘antivirus rankings’. Yet these charts are the simplest to understand and use.