WHAT IS THE BEST ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE IN 2020?

One of the simplest ways to protect your computers is to install a good quality Antivirus software. We have created this list of our best Antivirus Software for 2019. One thing people often assume is that Antivirus software is the same as Internet Security Software. It’s not. Antivirus, in general, protects your computer from most traditional virus eg; trojans, spyware & malware. But in most cases an Antivirus Software won’t protect your browser and internet use. It also doesn’t have all of the features that an Internet Security Software includes.

#1 Kaspersky Antivirus 2020

Kaspersky Antivirus Pros
 Easy to use
 Super fast scans
 Light on CPU usage

Kaspersky Antivirus Cons
 Difficult to change some settings
 Can’t scan while offline on all versions
 Hard to move files stored on Webroot cloud

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a simple but powerful software. Like all of Kasperskys software the Anti-Virus offers ransomware protection, simplicity and full technical support.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is easy to use software that allows you to enjoy your online activities day after day without worrying about malware, spyware viruses and ransomware. If you need to increase your protection you can also upgrade to Kaspersky Total Internet Security anytime.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus includes 5 different protection modules. They are;

  1. File Protection – This module scans all files on the system as well as all downloaded files and any program that is run on the system.
  2. Web Protection – Protects you while using an internet browser by blocking dangerous pop ups and code from running on your browser
  3. System / Malware Protection – This module focuses on protecting you from malware and in particular has the ability to roll back your system to an earlier date if malware hits.
  4. IM Proteciton – Scans instant messages for scams and malicious files being sent. Although IM Software is not as popular as it once was this module still plays an important roles for some users.
  5. Mail Protection – Simply scans all incoming and outgoing Emails for anything dangerous. Note * This does not include a spam filter.
    Consumers are impressed by the simple installation process and the easy license renewal procedure. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018 is reasonably priced, effective and well supported.

Kaspersy Anti-Virus Settings Screen

#2 ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2019

ESET Antivirus Pros
 Easy to use
 Super fast scans
 Light on CPU usage

ESET Antivirus Cons
 Difficult to change some settings
 Can’t scan while offline on all versions
 Hard to move files stored on Webroot cloud

Consumers who purchased ESET Antivirus shared a common theme in their reviews, namely that this awesome Antivirus software is great for gamers. Fast scans, easy on cpu and easy to use.

No wonder why gamers all over the world are using ESET Nod32 Antivirus to protect their gaming rigs.

It is no wonder why ESET Nod32 Antivirus has received awards from a multitude of the top Antivirus testing labs. This exceptional Antivirus Software is one of the few that has been certified for best usabililty by the AV-Test.

Eset also lives up to it’s promise the Nod32 Antivirus Software can stop phishing scams in their tracks, with our test of 11 different phishing websites ESET detected every one as a threat. ESET Antivirus 2019 features a full gamer mode, which is highly regarded as the industry standard. It also boasts a very light system footprint which is one of the things customers love. Customers loved the simplicity of the ESET interface and the overall strength of the Antivirus engine.

#3 WEBROOT Antivirus 2019

Webroot Antivirus Pros
 Easy to use
 Super fast scans
 Light on CPU usage

Webroot Antivirus Cons
 Difficult to change some settings
 Can’t scan while offline on all versions
 Hard to move files stored on Webroot cloud

Webroot Antivirus does not use significant amounts of hard drive space and doesn’t store large virus database files on your PC. Instead Webroot features a cloud based threat detection system that keeps your PC safe without slowing you down.

For its sophisticated threat detection and strength,

Webroot Antivirus is designed for all kinds of users. It has an extremely simple interface that does not confuse users. Settings can be changed easily when required and updates are completed automatically.

Consumers have praised the simple, fast and accurate scanning that Webroot offers. We tested the Webroot Antivirus scan time on one of our testing PC’s (5 year old laptop with 600gb of data on the drive) and the scan took less than 5 minutes to complete. It also found 17 threats on the system which is a great result.

Webroot Antivirus is very affordable compared to other products in the market. Webroot Antivirus is for users who want simple, fast no-fuss protection for their PC. Check out our full Webroot Antivirus review here. For extended protection we suggest you check out our review of Webroot Internet Security. Which has extended features and includes 25gb of cloud storage.

#4 McAfee Antivirus 2019

McAfee Antivirus Pros
 Easy to use
 Super fast scans
 Light on CPU usage

McAfee Antivirus Cons
 Difficult to change some settings
 Can’t scan while offline on all versions
 Hard to move files stored on Webroot cloud

The McAfee Associates company goes back a long way, in fact, it introduced the worlds first commercially available Antivirus Software in 1994. 17 years on and the McAfee brand was purchased by Intel in 2011 and is highly regarded for its strong protection. With single or multiple license options available the McAfee Antivirus software is great for part time users or families with only a few internet connected devices.

McAfee Antivirus installs in less than 5 minutes and scans quite quickly. It does not leave your system running slowly like some competing products, once installed. Most consumers are very satisfied with the overall performance of the McAfee Antivirus for 2019, boasting excellent pricing and a great subscription system. Some consumers have used McAfee for years with no issues to speak of.

#5 AVG Antivirus 2019

AVG Antivirus Pros
 Easy to use
 Super fast scans
 Light on CPU usage

AVG Antivirus Cons
 Difficult to change some settings
 Can’t scan while offline on all versions
 Hard to move files stored on Webroot cloud

AVG is a well known brand and is well known for having a simple interface, strong protection and an affordable price tag. After being acquired by the Avast Security company, many people thought that AVG would be phased out and replaced with Avast’s own products. This has not been the case with AVG continuing to release strong , affordable security software all over the world.

Like the Internet Security version of AVG, you can expect quick scan times, highly effective real time protection and a great firewall. One thing that customers really love about the AVG Antivirus software is the price. for a 3pc x 2 year license you are really getting a bargain.

There has been some users who have had issues with the AVG software trying to update and scan during gaming sessions. This can be annoying if you are a big gamer.