The Best Antivirus in 2017 (Free & Paid)

As promised, I am back with list of the best antivirus (Free & Paid) that you should have a look on. Most of us often wonder and spend hours on internet researching which antivirus should be completely trusted for giving us all round protection and with the recent cases of ransomwares and data leaks, I am sure you guys would have realized the need of protecting your devices and data.

So just to minimize all your efforts I have done a detailed research on the best antiviruses available out there in the market and ran some tests to evaluate their installation, ease of use, user interface and their performance impact on an average normal pc. I also ran some tests to detect how these antiviruses react to Malwares, Trojans, Rootkits and Spywares.

Also for people using windows 10 I would recommend not to completely depend on windows defender. It is getting better day by day with constant updates but right now it does not provide protection against some malware so would advise not to use it.

Note: None of the products mentioned below either paid or free are trial versions. All of them are full-scale antivirus tools, with the ability to scan files for malware on access, on demand, or on schedule.

Best Antivirus: PAID

  1. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus – ₹ 699 :

    bitdefender antivirus

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017 is my personal best choice for a basic Windows antivirus program. Not only does it have nearly perfect malware-detection system, but it also offers the most value of money, with a strong selection of extra tools. You will find a built-in password manager, a secure browser, unique protection against encrypting ransomware and automatic profiles that optimize Bitdefender’s impact on your system, depending on whether you are working, watching a movie or playing a game.

Buy from here : Bitdefender Antivirus Plus

  1. Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2017) – ₹ 599 :

    kaspersky

Kaspersky has it all for those who are looking for more than just excellent malware detection. This one rose to the top because it eliminates threats without generating many annoying false positives. It also includes a secure browser, which is ideal for online banking and shopping. Other highlights include a seriously secure file shredder, Windows backup, recovery software, and even webcam protection.

Buy from here: Kaspersky Antivirus 2017

  1. Symantec Norton Security -₹ 749

    Norton

Norton security is one of the best in malicious URL blocking. It also has best phishing recognition algorithm. It also has a deluxe version (₹ 1,299) and a premium version (₹ 2,799) which offer more protection. Very good spam filtering. Slick firewall. Password management. Performance optimization tools. Online management. Powerful protection are all the major benefits of this software.

Buy from here: Symantec Norton Security – Standard

*Prices may vary as per time.

Best Antivirus: FREE

  1. Avira Free Antivirus:
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Avira offers very strong protection against both widespread and zero-day malware. The scope of malware that Avira Free Antivirus can keep you safe from is alone enough to make it one of the best free antivirus software programs but the heuristics and ease of use add to its value too. Avira Free Antivirus also offers high degree of customization and many free add-on features — including a VPN client and a privacy-minded Web browser

Download From : Avira Free Antivirus 2017

  1. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition:

    Bitdefender

The Bitdefender’s free antivirus product covers all the basics, offers a very low system-performance impact and, with free add-on software, provides such useful extras as a secure browser and a limited password manager. However, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition’s bare-bones interface is hard to figure out and offers no customization options. It is software that’s best for users who want a set-it-and-forget-it security solution.

Download From : Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

  1. Avast Free Antivirus 2017 :

    Avast-Antivirus-2017

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 combines a great free antivirus with a network security scanner, a password manager, a secure browser, and many such security related features that are mostly provided in paid antiviruses.

Download From : Avast Free Antivirus 2017

Conclusion:  If you are still confused which antivirus to buy then personally I would recommend you to buy Bitdefender antivirus plus for your home use as it is by par the best product on the list. However if you want to stay with the free antivirus options then Avira Free Antivirus offers excellent malware prevention and the ability to fine-tune the product to your exact specifications. Moreover, with free add-on software, it has features that rival mid-priced paid antivirus suites. But if you are the kind of person who does not want to manually mess with all the different settings, then try Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, which has equally good malware protection but does not let you adjust much and does most of the stuffs with its auto-tuned settings.

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Taha Chatriwala

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