TOP 10 Antivirus Softwares (English Version)
Iseng-iseng aja mau ngumpulin hasil review dari toptenreviews.com, tapi maaf gak bisa di translate ke Bahasa Indonesia, soalnya bahasa Englishku rada kacau jadi ini review langsung saya ambil dari site aslinya (bahasa inggris red.)
Bukan berarti urutan pertama yang paling bagus.. Tetapi ini adalah 10 software antivirus yang paling sering dicari atau di pakai oleh user.
1. Bitdefender Anti-virus, Internet Security, and Total Security 2008
The best line of defense against computer viruses, spyware, hackers and spam is BitDefender 2008, our #1 ranked antiâ€“virus software and winner of â€œTopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.â€ BitDefender 2008 is an outstanding product with a userâ€“friendly interface that will scan all existing files on your computer, all incoming and outgoing emails, IM transfers and all other network traffic.
Anyone who spends time on the Internet knows the importance of antiâ€“virus software; BitDefender will keep your computer virusâ€“free and running smoothly.
2. Kaspersky Antivirus and Internet Security v. 126.96.36.199 (Latest!)
Kaspersky also receives a perfect score on our review, passes nearly all of the major virus tests, has hourly definition updates and offers an extensive feature set. This is the â€œTopTenREVIEWS Silver Awardâ€anti-virus software.
Though Kaspersky ranks very close to the #1 product, we found that BitDefender had one more option, the registry startup protection. And, at $24.95 BitDefender is the better deal.
Kaspersky is an easy-to-use program for the average person with plenty of customizable options for an advanced user. Just install and set up this software and you’ll never have to worry about a virus or worm infecting your computer.
3. Eset NOD32 Antivirus and Smart Security v. 3.0.621 – LATEST!
ESET’s Nod32 has an excellent virus detection rate earning the VB100% in all eight of its most recent Windows test. This software has a number of practical features to help you monitor your computer’s security including outbreak notices and history/report logging. This antivirus software wins our “TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award”and would have placed higher if it were a bit more novice friendly.
The software uses some technical terms in the interface and other areas of the product. Novices may find the higher-ranked products easier to use.
Nod32 is a first-rate antivirus program that offers several levels of superior protection. However, the product is somewhat hard to understand because of the technical jargon and wouldn’t be our first choice for the average home user.
4. Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware 2008 – LATEST!
Overall, this program performs about as well as its competitors but BitDefender is more affordably priced and Kaspersky, for the same price, scans faster and updates more often.
5. F-Secure Anti-virus v8.00.102 (Latest!)
F-Secure AntiVirus is a user-friendly program loaded with scanning capabilities that will keep your PC secure and safe. This suite provides registry startup protection and screens emails and instant messages-to name just a few of its defensive features.
While F-secure is not a huge system hog, the program does have several processes running that when combined, use more of your system than our top rated products. Nonetheless, the scan time was about average compared to the other high-ranking antivirus programs.
The average person can install F-Secure and be worry free about viruses infecting their machine. With just a glance at this program, you can quickly tell if you are up to date on your virus definitions, and see if there is anything you should be concerned about.
6. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i (Latest!)
McAfee is an industry leader in computer protection and VirusScan is their #1 defense against viruses. This software comes with a ScriptStopper, to prevent virus to propagate from one computer to another via email, and WormStopper.
Some downsides to the program are it doesn’t provide instant message protection, P2P/file sharing protection or registry startup protection.
McAfee is a name brand product that does an excellent job at detecting and removing viruses. Their update process can be somewhat tedious and their support department needs to answer their emails in a timelier manner.
7. Norton 360 (Anti-virus + Everything Else) – All in One security
Norton, a big player in security software, offers competitive antivirus protection. The AntiVirus 2007 suite is easy to use and has extensive security features to protect your PC from malicious programs. Some of this protection includes instant messaging scanning, script blocking and POP3 and SMTP email protection. However, this software doesnâ€™t provide protection from P2P or file sharing transfers.
Norton Antivirus 2007 provides a formidable defense against common Internet threats. However, we would like to see this product include registry startup protection and technical support by telephone.
8. AVG Anti-virus Professional 7.5.476 – Latest!
AVG Anti-Virus has everything you need in an antivirus program: email scanning to include email attachments, boot scanning and auto updating of the virus definitions. From the basic interface, you can quickly do one of three tests: the Complete Test, Removable Media Test and Quick Test.
The biggest downside to AVG Anti-Virus is it didn’t pass the West Coast Lab’s level 2 test.
9. CA Anti-virus 188.8.131.52 – Latest!
Formerly known as eTrust EZ Antivirus, CA Antivirus is an easy-to-use program that’s good for computer novices and does a good job protecting your files and your computer from viruses.
This software doesn’t scan for riskware, adware or spyware.
10. Norman Virus Control 5.90 (Latest!)
We rated Norman Virus Control as a â€œvery goodâ€ antivirus program. It passed the Virus Bulletin and ICSA 2007.
This software isn’t as user-friendly as some of the top-ranked products and may be difficult for computer novices.
Norman Virus Control is a reliable program that will protect your computer from annoying viruses. It isn’t as user-friendly as some of the higher-ranking programs.