Top 10 Antivirus in the World
Programmers should have one of the best anti-virus in the world. If they do not have it, their computer might be broken. Here are the lists of best anti-virus in the world.
1. Bit Defender
BitDefender is an anti-virus software suite by Romania-based software company, Softwin. It was launched in November 2001, and is currently in its 15 build version. The 2011 version was launched in August 2010, and it includes several protection and performance enhancements as Search Advisor and Performance Optimizer. The 2012 version was launched in 27 July 2011
Kaspersky Anti-virus is an anti-virus program developed by Kaspersky Lab. It is designed to protect users from malware and is primarily designed for computers running Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, though a version for Linux is available for business consumers.
3. ESET Nod 32
ESET NOD32 is an anti-virus software package made by the Slovak company ESET. It is sold in two editions: Home Edition and Business Edition. The Business Edition packages add ESET Remote Administrator allowing for server deployment and management, mirroring of threat signature database updates and the ability to install on Microsoft Windows Server operating systems.
AVG is a family of anti-virus and Internet security software for the Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD computing platforms, developed by AVG Technologies, a private held Czech company formerly known as Grisoft.
Norton AntiVirus provides malware prevention and removal during a subscription period. It uses signatures and heuristics to identify viruses. Other features include e-mail spam filtering and phising protection.
Avira is a German anti-virus software company. When founded, the company was called “H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH”. Its antivirus applications are based on the AntiVir scan engine also known as “Luke Filewalker”, first launched in 1988. For aesthetic reasons, the name was changed to Avira. Avira is one of the most widely used antivirus programs in the world, with 100 million users worldwide As of September 2009.
McAfee is computer security company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. It markets software and services to home users, business and the public sector. On August 19, 2010, electronics company Intel agreed to purchase McAfee for $7,68 billion. The acquisition closed on February 28, 2011.
Avast is an anti-virus computer program developed by AVAST Software, a company based in Prague, Czech Republic. It was first released in 1988. It is based on a central scanning engine that is certified by ICSA Labs and West Coast Lab’s Checkmark process and incorporates anti-spyware technology, also certified by West Coast Lab’s Checkmark process, as well as anti-rookit and self-protection capabilities
9. Trend Micro
Trend Micro is computer anti-virus, developed by Trend Micro Inc. Trend Micro Inc., is computer security company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and markets Trend Micro Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other related security products and services. Eva Chen has been CEO for the company since 2005 succeeding Steve Chang, who is now Chairman.
Webroot provides Internet security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium–sized businesses. Originally started in Boulder, CO. The company is now headquartered in Broomfield, CO which has operations in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom.
Which anti-virus do you consider as the best anti-virus in the world?