Top 5 Antivirus for Windows 10 – In today computing technology having a strong antivirus program is a mandatory, without good antivirus program your computer system become vulnerable from unwanted program such as virus, malware, and other malicious programs.
Prior to choose antivirus program that run on windows 10 I highly recommend to patch your system with the latest updates from Microsoft. I have notice that at some point windows with latest patch although without antivirus will be working OK, albeit this seems good you still need Antivirus program to give a better protection for your windows 10 system.
Windows 10 itself have their own free antivirus program called windows defender but if you need other antivirus to strengthen your system, below is my choice for top 5 Windows 10 antivirus program in 2016:
1. Avira Free Antivirus for Windows 10 (My top 1 choice)
Avira become my first top 5 antivirus for windows 10 choice. This Germany origin antivirus program has been around since 1986 and it’s free to use, they also provide paid version for more comprehensive system protection. Antivirus pro version will cost you USD 31.99, internet security suite will cost you 40.99, and total security suite will cost you 109.99 per device per year. One thing I like about this program is, it does not take big resources of my computer. Means I can still run my main program without performance degradation caused from Antivirus program.
You can visit their official website address in www.avira.com
2. Smadav Antivirus for Windows 10
Smadav become my second choice not because I came from the same country with this antivirus program founder, this purely because I feel that this antivirus is good. This Indonesian Antivirus program started on 2006 by Zainuddin Nafarin. The main function of Smadav is to protect Windows 10 system and it works well with other antivirus program. This very rare, because many antivirus program will not work together with other similar program. The other is to protect your USB disk, this AV program work best with USB disk. Light Antivirus program, CPU usage is under 1% and memory usage only 5MB.
Smadav is able to fix broken registry caused by viruses. This is what other antivirus program do not have. The price also very cheap, even free. For pro version you will get automatic update, faster scanning system, Exception list, resize it’s window and changing theme. For 3 computers you only need to pay USD8.00 and USD 19.00 for 10 computers. This Smadav antivirus works well in windows 10. Visit their website www.smadav.net
3. Avast Antivirus for Windows 10
The company started in 1988 in Ceko, their head office in Prague and now have offices in Germany, USA and China. Avast offer free and paid version and working great in Windows XP SP3, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and Windows 10. Their official website is www.avast.com
Avast version has 3 different licenses:
- Free version
It is absolutely free, it will detect viruses, malware and more. It analysis unknown file to minimize viruses come up unexpectedly. Get rid of unwanted extension on your browser to prevent other people make money of your searches.
- Internet Security version:
For 1 PC their price for 1 year is USD 39.99 for 2 years 59.99 and for three years is 79.99 and they offer 30 days money back guarantee.
- Premier version:
For 1 PC license is 49.99 for 1 year, 2 year 79.99, 3 year 99.99
4. Norton Antivirus for Windows 10
Norton was founded by Peter Norton, in 1990 Norton was acquired by Symantec, this make Symantec become the world’s largest security company provider.
Norton antivirus have 4 type of premium license: Basic, Standard, Deluxe, Premium. They do not offer free version only trial version up to 90 days.
Yearly fee for basic is 19.99, Standard 39.99, Deluxe 49.99, Premium 59.99. Norton antivirus working good on Windows XP SP3, Vista, windows 7, Windows 8, and windows 10.
Norton Antivirus official website is us.norton.com
5. McAfee Antivirus for Windows 10
McAfee was started in 1987 by John McAfee in California USA. This company claimed as the largest security technology company in the world. McAfee is part of Intel Company. For consumer they release 3 version of protection: McAfee AntivirusPlus- 59.99 per year, McAfee total protection- 49.99 per year, McAfee LiveSafe-89.99 per year. They also do not offer free version of antivirus. McAfee official website is www.mcafee.com
So What is the best antivirus for personal uses in windows 10?
According to my experience the best antivirus for windows 10 is the one that meet your need, for example if you need a special program that will only working best with certain antivirus program then go ahead use that antivirus.
We cannot sacrifice our main program for an antivirus program, just make sure that antivirus is good enough to protect your system. To know what antivirus working great with our system we need test using free antivirus or antivirus program that have trial program, the longer trial period is the best.
With trial or even free antivirus we will know exactly whether that antivirus program meet our requirement to securing windows 10 system. When antivirus can run on windows 10 it will also run on earlier windows version like windows XP, Vista, windows 7 and windows 8.
What is the best antivirus for enterprises in mixed operating system environment?
When you deal with large company that have multi operating system and devices, then you need internet security company that comprehensively take of your security system, in above I include two big company that can handle enterprise needs.
Free antivirus or paid antivirus?
Free antivirus will cover basic protection and usually only for personal uses. When you need more deep and comprehensive protection you are going to need paid version of antivirus. Paid version antivirus will have faster scan engine and usually updated faster than the free version. Paid version will be required by large company, they will not use free version.
Remember that antivirus alone is not good enough to protect all system security, you have to make sure your windows 10 patch regularly updated, do not browse suspicious website, do not browse offering free key, it has a lot of viruses. The most important is your behavior on internet browsing, many websites contain malicious program, when your antivirus program installed it will warn you about bad website that potentially will damage your computer system. Okay that is the top 5 antivirus program for windows 10 of my choice, what is yours?
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