Sunday, June 20, 2010

Main Features that should be looked for in an Antivirus Program

Installing a good, solid antivirus program on your computer is the key to internet security. There are many threats you have to deal with when surfing the internet, but nothing a good antivirus program can’t handle.

The question is which antivirus program to buy? To answer this question, there are a number of factors you should consider when researching antivirus companies.
Firstly consider the scope of protection the antivirus software offers. Will you be protected by every Internet threat that you encounter? These days, we are hit by viruses, spyware, and trojans from all directions. It is pertinent that the antivirus software can handle the job.

Secondly you always want to consider how user friendly the antivirus software is. Have you ever used software before that you knew was an amazing product, but you had no idea how to use it? It is very frustrating! The best antivirus programs are very easy to use.

Thirdly always like to look at how many features the antivirus program has to offer. From what I’ve noticed from my research, the more features the antivirus software offers, the better the antivirus software generally is. One feature that is very important and cannot be overlooked is how often the antivirus software updates its definitions. New viruses and malware are discovered every minute and it is important for your antivirus software to perform updates on a regular basis. I personally prefer daily updates.

Lastly, you would want to consider the price of the antivirus program. Depending on your needs, antivirus software will generally run from $20 up to $100. Be sure that you do not compromise your computer security to save a few bucks though! A peaceful state of mind is worth spending a little more protecting your computer with quality antivirus software.