Putting PC-Mag on the same level as AV-Test and AV-Comparatives.
1. Detection rates fluctuate.1.Pick software with a high malware-detection rate.
2.Free AV software offers good protection, but paid provides more features.
3.Look for a light system load.
4.See how easy the software is to use.
5.Try before you buy.
6.Don't pay for more than you need.
7.Look for email and web protection.
8.Don't settle for what came with your PC.
9.Microsoft's built-in antivirus products are not yet enough.
C10.onsider multiplatform, multidevice licenses.
11.Anti-malware software is not antivirus software.
12.Don't worry about the firewall.
13.iOS antivirus software doesn't exist.
14.Shop the Best Antivirus Software and Apps
Definitely arguable. Firewall will decide wether the malware reaches it's host server or not. A smart bidirectional firewall can scan the connection and allow it or block it according to the rules. Windows Firewall is fine but it's in no way a perfect solution.12.Don't worry about the firewall.
1. Detection rates fluctuate.
2. Not all features provide a real purpose.
3. Own a system with reasonable power.
7. Web Mail is more secure for the average non-business home user. Web Protection extensions may provide better results and free to use.
8. Arguable. Not all new PC's come with pre-installed McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky trials. ie. Microsoft Signature devices.
9. Arguable. Depends on the end user. Windows 10 comes with more security than previous Windows version. ie. More than an AV.
10. Family licenses are a waste if you don't own multiple Windows PC, Android devices.
Thank you for this. You covered up that parts I missed.
choose the right one for you and your needs windows defender slows computers down so KIS if you want to pay but avira bitdfender or good avs combined with other products you will be fine