Antivirus Comparison Chart

Choosing the best antivirus (AV) software program isn’t a simple task. Considerations include how many devices you wish to protect, what features are the most important and if the software will consume too much system resources. It is crucial to avoid false positives – programs that do not correctly identify safe programs and block them. There are a myriad of trusted software that are more affordable than others.

Our antivirus comparison chart gives a quick overview by displaying the aggregated scores for protection and performance, as well as False Positives from independent lab tests. You can filter results to find specific AV tools according to their name or browse through options with a variety criteria. Included is the cost, the number of devices that are protected and, if applicable an annual subscription fee.

Avast, AVG and Trend Micro are among the most well-known names in the AV business. Avast is a well-known and free antivirus program, and AVG offers a subscription-based program with many extra features. ESET has a particularly impressive set of tools that includes network protections, which are normally included in more expensive AV tools. A few consumers are worried about the recent scandal involving marketing and data sharing.

Trend Micro is another well-known name that is renowned for its top of the line Mac malware detection. The basic antivirus program offered by the company is relatively cheap and its Internet Security Maximum Security option includes a password manager and secure file vault.

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