With the rise of smart devices in our epoch, there is a need to protect our data on these devices from internet threats hence an antivirus came into being. There are lots of antivirus software in the system now which help detect threats and fight them, but no antivirus is said to be 100% secure and efficient.
Some weeks ago, we all heard of the WannaCry Ransomware which affected millions of computers globally by encrypting data of infected computers requesting for an amount of money to be paid to a bitcoin account in other to have access to encrypted files.
Why The Need For An Antivirus Protection?
Due to major online activities, it is imperative for users to acquire a good antivirus that can address most attacks we face in our vast internet space. A good antivirus must meet these criteria;
- Email scanner
- Ransomware Protection
- Web Protection
- File Protection
- Vulnerability scan
Bitdefender, which I classify to be the best and it’s the most award-winning antivirus in the market now. Bitdefender meets all the criteria above and specifically the Ransomware Protection. This tool helps you prevent unauthorised access to folders such as Dropbox folders and Public Documents. Users are given the right to add folders whose contents should be protected.
Bitdefender total security costs $49.99 per year for 5 devices.
Iobit has fortified their malware scanner to block WannaCry malware from infecting your computer. When it comes to scanning the whole of a computer, it does it faster because of its enhanced engine.
When it comes to online protection, you are safe because it gives an extra web shield against popups and scans every download you make to ensure that your PC is safe.
You can buy iObit Malware Fighter for $19.95 for a year.
This tool works hand in hand with any antivirus software. There isn’t a need to have a Kaspersky security suite installed on your PC before you can use this tool. It runs in the background blocking malicious threats. This tool is for free and comes handy to users who can’t afford to purchase an anti-ransomware product.
Avast Internet Security has also proven to be one of the best security suite. One peculiar feature about Avast, it scans all your installed application to check which is outdated and makes recommendations on updating them to protect users from exploits. Avast internet security costs only $59.99 per user.
Norton security premium is very light and runs seamlessly in the background of your computer, protecting your identity, and monitors for any suspicious behavior and blocking malicious activity.
Once you have purchased this security suite, you have the mandate to backup your data on a cloud provided by Symantec. This gives you a upper hand of security from ransomwares.
Hope these are helpful. Let me know your concern buy commenting below. If you have had an experience on a security tool which has shielded you from ransomwares, you can leave a comment as well.