Data can easily be lost and computers destroyed by viruses and other forms of malware. The use of the internet puts computers at greater risk of infection, and this is why security programs were created. There are many types of security programs that can be used to protect our systems, and it is up to us to choose the ones with the best qualities and features. Below are some of the top security programs of 2012 and brief details of their operation and performance.
Avast! Antivirus pro
With virtual desktop, sand boxing and reputation link scanning, Avast! Antivirus Pro 2012 is a great security program for this year. This program’s interface is not all that good looking, but it is packed with great features. You will find all the features you need well-laid on the left side of the interface. One of the best parts is that it only takes a few minutes to download and install this program.
The amount of system resources a program uses when running is very important as some will literally cripple your system. You do not have to worry about this when using Avast! Antivirus Pro 2012 as the CPU usage is very low. It is also important to note that the memory usage will be relatively quite low when on full scans.
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2012
Albeit a great option, this program has proved to be slow in installation. It will take a longer period of time to install as compared to other current security program. With the download and installation taking more than 15 minutes, this is longer than other comparable programs. The program’s screen will show up after the completion of the installation process. Fortunately, it is a clean, well-arranged interface that gives the user fast and easy access to the program’s features.
If you want to access areas with more details, you will only need to click on the navigation link. MacAfee Antivirus Plus 2012 has been proved to be quite effective especially in the field of spotting and blocking different forms of malware. You will also enjoy a firewall, a feature that is normally not found in most security programs.
Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus
This is a new-comer in the security programs industry. Its greatest benefit is the use of both conventional databases that are filled with virus definition and cloud technology. The combination of these two technologies gives Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus the ability to deal adequately with both normal and new threats. Pertinent information is stored in the server and frequently updated automatically which eliminates the need for daily and hourly updates.
This program offers sandboxing, quick scans, and works closely with other security products to ensure your computer stays safe. The installation of this program is fast, and in a matter of minutes it will have finished and jumped to starting a full scan. It has a well-arranged and uncluttered interface that is user-friendly even for novices.
F-Secure Antivirus 2012
The latest version of the F-secure Antivirus is great in malware detection, has remarkable malware clearance rates, and an easy to use interface. The installation of this security program is quite easy with no technical difficulties. As opposed to many programs, F-Secure Antivirus 2012 will first check for other security programs before the installation begins.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2012
Panda is among the most effective security programs, which is why it makes it into this list. This program is loaded with top features, and the fact that it can run on older computers makes it useful for many. With a straightforward and fast installation, Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 has a simple interface with white text on a black background. It is not one of the most attractive interfaces around, but for most people performance is what matters, not aesthetics.
After you have installed the program, you will be required to update it, giving you access to the many features it offers. With Panda Safe Browser, parental control, anti-spam and a firewall, Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 offers more features than most typical security programs. A quick, thorough program, it really is an ideal choice for many.
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