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Given the growth of this scourge, any added protection is beneficial. This component is important enough that we're starting to see it as a bonus feature in some antivirus tools. We also subject every product to our own hands-on test of malware protection, in part to get a feeling for how the product works.

Light on system resources. Perfect score in antiphishing test.

No in-house security research. Malware these days is about making money, and there's no easy way to cash in on spreading a virus. Malware can act freely until eliminated by reboot. Excellent score in our hands-on malware blocking test.

Its few lab test results are good, as are its scores on our in-house malware protection tests, though it tanked on our antiphishing test. Firewalls and spam filtering aren't common antivirus features, but some of our top products include them as bonus features.

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However, it gets mixed scores in our hands-on tests. Multi-layered ransomware protection. Perfect scores from four independent testing labs. If you want Norton protection, you're better off with one of Symantec's suite products.

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First full scan unusually slow. Excellent scores in independent lab tests and in our own tests.

Some work by preventing unauthorized changes to protected files. We take the results reported by independent antivirus testing labs very seriously. Protects against banking Trojans, keyloggers, ransomware, and exploits. Excellent score in our malware protection test. In our hands-on tests, it showed a marked improvement since our previous review, enough to finally bring it up to three stars.

The Kure resets the computer to a known safe state on every reboot, thereby eliminating any malware. Note that we have reviewed many more antivirus utilities than we could include in the chart of top products. Which antivirus should you choose? In fact, some of these antivirus products are more feature-packed than certain products sold as security suites. Modern antivirus utilities handle Trojans, rootkits, spyware, adware, ransomware, magix movie edit pro 11 and more.

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Our malware protection test necessarily uses the same set of samples for months. Mac edition less feature-rich than Windows or Android. The technology that Ashampoo Anti-Virus licenses from other companies does very well in most of our tests, but you're probably better off just going straight to those other vendors. Free edition for consumers.

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Software has flaws, and sometimes those flaws affect your security. Outstanding scores in independent lab tests and our web protection tests. Antivirus licensed from Kaspersky. Any antivirus should handle spyware, along with all other types of malware, but some include specialized components devoted to spyware protection.

Lacks additional protection layers found in many competitors. Good score in our hands-on malware-blocking test. With antivirus disabled, ransomware-specific features missed one uncommon sample. Ransomware and data-stealing Trojans are much more common, as are bots that let the bot-herder rent out your computer for nefarious purposes.

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus Review. And of course we've already mentioned sandboxing, vulnerability scanning, and application whitelisting. Doesn't offer hour tech support. Spam filter works only with Outlook. The simple fact that a particular vendor's product shows up in the results is a vote of confidence, of sorts.

Very good scores from independent testing labs. Missed one unique hand-modified ransomware sample in testing.

However, Microsoft Windows Defender Security Center is looking a bit better lately, with some very good scores from independent testing labs. Prevents non-whitelisted programs from launching when computer is at risk.

However, this isn't always an unmixed blessing. Could possibly whitelist malware running prior to installation. Many security-centered bonus features. Advanced protection systems are difficult to test.

All the utilities listed in this feature are Windows antivirus apps. Whitelisting is another approach to the problem of unknown programs. You'll even find products that enhance their automatic malware protection with the expertise of human security technicians. Some products earn absolutely stellar ratings from the independent labs, yet don't fare as well in our hands-on tests. Excellent score in our hands-on malware protection test.