What We Test:
Virus & Malware Protection
Every antivirus program is tested for malware / virus removal and threat prevention power.
System Resource Impact
How fast are the programs? What effect do they have on your PC's performance? We find out.
Tech support accessibility and performance are rated (and we uncover any hidden costs.)
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A note from Editor in Chief, Kevin R. Smith...
We hear it all the time:
I'm so confused... Why should I trust you?!For more than a decade consumers have turned to us as THE independent source of antivirus software reviews for Windows PCs.
Here and now, we're going to share the truth with you about antivirus software including the biggest mistakes that you need to avoid if you want to use antivirus software to:
- keep viruses and other malware off your PC
- avoid phishing, social engineering, and ransomware attacks
- secure your PC
Besides the typical mistakes that beginners make with choosing antivirus software just because you've heard of the brand before, there are some mistakes even the so-called "computer experts" make in putting too much emphasis on a list of features.
We're going to show you the three mistakes you--and likely even the pros--are making in choosing and recommending antivirus software.
Our advice is going to help you create a secure PC environment without breaking the bank.
Most importantly though, in just a few simple steps, you can go from being unsure about what to buy to confident in your decisions.
And, YES, despite what you may have heard (or what you may feel about your own skills) you really can do it yourself... all without involving a trip to the PC repair shop or a call to your neighbor's snot-nosed kid down the block.
See why over 60,000 subscribers trust us for advice on how to secure their digital lives.
Let's get started...
Kevin R. Smith
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