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How to choose the best antivirus software for your device?

Whether you have a computing device at home or in the office, it is essential that you always have a state-of-the-art antivirus software up and running on every device. The increasing rate of cyber crimes has made every device vulnerable to a variety of threats daily; and, a strong antivirus software is the first (and, last) line of defence. 

Let us look at why antivirus software is important and how you can pick the right one. 

Here’s why antivirus is important for your device 

Before we understand why an antivirus is essential, let us first understand the risk of a virus. A virus can cause a lot of issues in your device, such as – 

  • It can significantly reduce the speed of your device. 
  • It can lead to data loss and cause damage to files. 
  • It can lead to frequent computer crashes. 

Now, installing a good quality antivirus software will help you in ways such as – 

  • It will protect the device from viruses and prevent their transmission. 
  • It will scan files that you try to download from the internet and prevent viruses. 
  • It will also block spam ads and help provide a smoother user experience. 
  • Protect from phishing and spyware attacks as well. 
  • Will protect passwords and critical financial information like banking passwords. 

These are just some of the many advantages of activating antivirus protection. 

5 Best Tips That Will Help You Choose the Best Antivirus Software 

So, if you are looking for a good quality antivirus software, here are 5 things that you should check in an antivirus solution before deciding – 

Look for the scanner 

The virus scanner and the script-blocking feature should be lean and robust. It should have a high detection rate but also make sure it is lightweight and does not slow down your device. 

Automatic updates 

A good antivirus solution should automatically update itself so that it always stays on top of things. It will also help it be more proactive in terms of protecting your device. 

Malware blocking (and, removal) 

If you can get antivirus software that will not only block malicious content but also remove it from the system then you have real gold on your hands. 

Latest version of the software 

We can stress enough the fact that purchasing the latest version of the antivirus is of paramount importance since it will have access to the much larger, and more recent database of known malware. This will make it a stronger defender for you. 

Additional features 

Many such tools come with additional features such as ransomware protection. Also, do not forget to read our detailed guide about ransomware in this latest blog

So, these are a few things you should always check for before choosing an antivirus. 

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