Q&A Which Antivirus to purchase?

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Sep 1, 2017
436
2,143
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Norton
#3

pablozi

Level 22
Verified
Jun 14, 2011
1,181
5,060
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Norton
#4
If you need to spend some money then you should definitely go for Kaspersky but there is an alternative.
As you are on Windows 10 then you can just simply stay with built-in security tools (Windows Defender and Firewall) and just add VoodooShield (free is enough) and some on demand scanner - HitmanPro (paid), Zemana Anti-Malware free, Emsisoft Emergency Kit.
 

askalan

Level 10
AV-Tester
Jul 27, 2017
476
2,678
Operating System
Linux
Installed Antivirus
Isolation
#8
This antivirus software on the picture looks quite old. Just compare the cover of Bitdefender today and the cover on the picture. Fresh meat tastes better than old meat and so it is here: Old AV software contains poorer support than new ones.
Whatever. You use Bitdefender and like it then stay with it. You don't like Bitdefender, then try a trial version of Norton. If you have such offers (trials), you should also use them.
 
Dec 4, 2014
640
1,912
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Panda
#16
Both of them have 30 day trial versions so why not trying them first and choose whatever suits you the best?
I agree. You should never buy an antivirus without first testing it on the computer you are going to use it on. That way you can see if it causes any slowdowns or other issues with your computer. The performance impact of security software can vary so much from one computer to next, you need to test it on the computer you will be using it to see how it works for you. What is light for someone else, may make your system run a lot slower.
 
Jan 16, 2017
887
8,032
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#18
Both of them have 30 day trial versions so why not trying them first and choose whatever suits you the best?
+1. This is the way to go. Try the trial and see what works the best for you. All those products provide great protection but usability depends upon your system, what works for others may not work well for you.
 
Jun 14, 2017
253
2,555
Operating System
Linux Ubuntu
#20
Bitdefender or Kaspersky???
This antivirus software on the picture looks quite old
@low L!fe where are you from? India
I suggest you never go with an older version of Bitdefender because this license is sold by the third party. They will never give you upgrade to newer versions. Purchase 2017 version only.