Thursday, May 21, 2009

6 Top Paid Anti Virus Software for 2009

Having trouble deciding which anti virus to purchase in 2009? Well, here is listed the top six anti-virus software available in the market to help you make your decision. This ranking is based on a general popularity and performance of the anti virus software since the year 2007.

1. Symantec Norton 360 – Price: MYR289 (US$80) for a three pc license
Ever since Norton released the Norton Anti-Virus Gaming Edition back in late 2008 / early 2009, the perception of many consumers that Norton Anti-virus is a resource hog has changed. Symantec Norton has now climbed back to the top of the anti-virus industry with its fast installing, low memory use Norton 360 that also features Norton Safe Web protection, +Norton Backup Drive, & Smart Startup Manager.

2. ESET Smart Security Suite 4 – Price: MYR 217 (US$60) for a two year subscription
Perhaps the best Anti-virus software to be offered to consumers since 2007, ESET maintains its top play with the new & improved version 4. NOD32 trumps all the competition in virtually every aspect for the past two years, well at least until Norton 360 was released.

3. McAfee Viruscan Plus 2009 – Price MYR102.40 (US$28) for a year subscription
Famous for its McAfee Site Advisor that warns against malicious sites through color coded ratings, McAfee is an innovative shooting star. Included features are McAfee SystemGuards that scans for specific virus, spyware, or hacker behaviors; two way firewalls & alerts when websites try to steal one identity.

4. Panda Antivirus Pro 2009 – Price: MYR39 (US$11) for a year subscription
Panda is the cheapest of them all. Nonetheless, the Panda anti-virus is no pushover just because its price. The product comes with a personal firewall, Anti-Banking Trojan Engine, & Wi-Fi Monitor to protect wireless networks from intruders. Automatic updates happen daily.

5. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009 – Price: MYR50 (US$14) for a year subscription
Kaspersky is consistent for providing quality anti-virus protection for years now & the Kaspersky Anti-Virus software is a popular choice. The low price & quality product makes it a main contender to other top anti-virus software. Automatic updates happen by the hour.

6. F-Secure Internet Security 2009 – Price: MYR219 (US$60) for three licenses
Some folks probably have never heard the brand name, F-Secure. Ironically, there exists software products like F-Secure that just aren’t in the limelight yet offer among the best in quality. Looking at the price alone, the company sure believes that they are offering a top grade anti-virus.


doi said...

how about a free version? can you recommend one? coz i think AVG is also pushing for removing their free version :-( tsk tsk tsk

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