Top Ten Best Antivirus Software

by Dev Duff on September 22, 2009

Top ten best antivirus software

While searching for a fast antivirus software for my computer, I came across several antivirus articles and antivirus reviews on the internet. I am looking for the fastest antivirus software that does not slow down a computer system. I have a computer with Windows Vista and another computer with Windows 7. So I’m looking for an antivirus software which is super fast for Windows Vista as well as for Windows 7 computer. Most of the reviews I read on internet, highlighted the best antivirus programs that are capable of keeping my computer secure from virus, spyware, hackers and other malicious codes on the internet. I read several different lists at different websites. This list is based on the article top ten antivirus of 2009 and 2010, available at TopTenServices.net website. I think, Kaspersky antivirus 2010 is the best antivirus program which is not only fast but also provides best security against viruses and hackers. I’m listing the fastest antivirus software below and also providing the reasons why I think they are the best:

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ESET Nod32 Antivirus

ESET Nod32 Antivirus
ESET holds a good name in the computer security world. The ESET Nod32 antivirus 4 is popular because it is among the fastest antivirus programs available as of now. ESET designs antivirus software for home computers, business computers and enterprise computers. ESET recently won award for providing a great antivirus software that does not slow down your computer.
Publisher: ESET Security
Yearly subscription price: $39.99 (1 PC) – 25% off on 2 years subscription.

BitDefender Antivirus

BitDefender Antivirus
BitDefender 2011 is the advanced antivirus software that is regularly updated with latest virus definitions. There are very good reviews for BitDefender antivirus written by thousands of Bitdefender users on the internet. Secondly, on most top ten antivirus lists, you will find BitDefender antivirus in the top three positions.
Publisher: BitDefender
Yearly subscription price: $29.95 3PC.

Norton Antivirus

Norton Antivirus
Norton just announced the release of Norton antivirus 2011 and Norton internet security 2011. Norton is one of the oldest and well known security software company operating under the brand name Symantec. Being the most experienced security software company, Norton products are heavy-weight champions among the security software companies.
Publisher: Symantec
Yearly subscription price: $39.99 (1 PC)

Trend Micro Antivirus

Trend Micro Antivirus
Trend Micro released their antivirus titanium 2011 version and there is something special about their new version. The antivirus and anti-spyware have been clubbed into one package with same price tag. Where antivirus protects your computer from virus, trojan and hackers, the antispyware helps your computer from nasty spyware that can steal your valuable information.
Publisher: TrendMicro
Yearly subscription price: $39.95 (1 PC)

Kaspersky Antivirus

Kaspersky Antivirus
Kaspersky is one among the best antivirus software manufacturer and have won many awards for their flawless antivirus software. Kaspersky recently released the Kaspersky antivirus 2011 version which is the improved version of their award winning antivirus software. Kaspersky is fast and does not slow down a computer system, even the updates are fast and install without interrupting the user. Also, if you are looking for a fast antivirus software for business computers or enterprises, there is no other antivirus software that can match Kaspersky Antivirus.
Publisher: Kaspersky
Yearly subscription price: $39.95 (1 PC) – Click above link for up to $20 off.

AVG Antivirus

AVG Antivirus
AVG is majorly popular because of their efficient antivirus software that does not slow down your computer. AVG antivirus is fast at scanning viruses and spyware. Also, the updates are a breeze. Your computer never slows down even if a full system scan is running in the background.
Publisher: AVG Security
Yearly subscription price: $34.99

PC Tools Antivirus

PC Tools Antivirus
PC Tools Antivirus 6.1 is the latest version. PC Tools has been in the security market since long and they have won many awards for providing excellent security software for Microsoft Windows based computers. PC Tools antivirus is found on many lists and has been recommended by millions of computer users world wide.
Publisher: PC Tools
Yearly Subscription price: $29.95 (Protection for 3 computers)

CA Antivirus

CA Antivirus
Computer Associates goes that extra mile by offering one of the best antivirus software. Although the software is a little expensive than other antivirus programs, however, Computer Associates offer damage insurance in case CA antivirus is unable to keep your computer safe from viruses or spyware.
Publisher: Computer Associates
Yearly subscription price: $39.95 (Protection for 3 computers) + PC optimize scan.

Panda Antivirus

Panda Antivirus
Panda Antivirus is another good antivirus software that makes up for this list. The panda antivirus 2010 version is an improved and advanced software programmed to capture virus and spyware. Although not that famous, but still there are millions who recommend panda antivirus software.
Publisher: Panda Security
Yearly subscription price: $39.95 (1 Personal Computer)

Comodo Antivirus

Comodo Antivirus
Comodo is well known for offering free anitvirus software. Comodo’s regularly updated antivirus software is 100% free and it is based on the advanced technology programming that will ensure to remove the latest virus, spyware and other malicious codes.
Publisher: Comodo
Yearly subscription price: Free Antivirus and Free internet security software

Summary

These are the top ten antivirus programs based on my research. I have ranked the antivirus software according to their stealth, ability to block virus and price for 1 year subscription. This list is based on the list found at top ten antivirus software. There are other top ten antivirus software lists on the internet, however, more or less, you will find the same antivirus software ranked based on different metrics. Hope this list helps you in deciding which antivirus software is best for your computer.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jonathan

Very good list of top ten antivirus software. I think Kaspersky antivirus 2010 is gaining a lot of popularity recently. I see everyone talking about it.
Excellent list, Adding to Digg and Delicious for you.
Jonathan.

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Marcus

Thank you for the antivirus price comparison list. There are a few other antivirus software that are worth a look. ZoneAlarm is another good option that is not included in this list. I use ZA antivirus and firewall, they are pretty good.

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HelenaP

Very good list of fastest antivirus software. I have used Kaspersky and it is really fast. I have the Kaspersky antivirus on my business computers. I have also used the ESET on my home computer, it is fast too. The third one that is pretty fast is AVG antivirus. So these 3 are the among the fastest antivirus programs.

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