Antivirus software, or anti-virus software, also known as anti-malware, is a computer program used to detect, prevent and remove malware and computer viruses. Antivirus software provide protection from other computer threats like browser hijackers, ransomware, malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), keyloggers, backdoors, trojan horses, worms, rootkits, malicious LSPs, dialers, adware, spyware and lot more. Some antivirus software also include protection from infected and malicious URLs, spam, online identity (privacy), scam and phishing attacks, online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, botnet DDoS attacks and advanced persistent threat (APT) among others.
Antivirus Software Review
McAfee is very light, yet it provides a very powerful antivirus protection. It doesn’t slow my computer even when it runs 24/7.S. Jones
Norton360 provides all the security protection I need against harmful computer viruses and threats I never knew existed.M. Brown
Kaspersky is now my preference after I tested the free trial offers of other popular antivirus software. It can rapidly detect newly threats.W. Garcia
AVG provides so much protection for a small sum of money. My device is completely protected without spending a lot.J. Miller
Bitdefender is ever reliable and efficient in protecting the operating system of, and programs in, my computer.G. Davis
Webroot provides the same level of protection I can get from most of the expensive antivirus software in the market.A. Rodriguez