Antivirus Comparison Chart

It’s not an easy task to pick the right antivirus software. Considerations include the number of devices you want to safeguard, which features are the most important, and whether the software will consume too much system resources. It is also important to avoid false positives — programs that fail to identify and block safe programs. There are a variety of trusted programs and some are more affordable than others.

Our antivirus comparison chart gives you an overview of the market by showing the aggregated protection, performance, and False positives scores from various independent lab tests. You can filter the results and search for specific antivirus tools by name, or evaluate options based on a range of factors. These include the cost, the number of devices protected, and the annual cost of subscription when applicable.

Avast, AVG and Trend Micro are among the most popular names in the AV business. Avast’s free AV tool is used by a lot of people and AVG is a solid subscription-based tool that comes with lots of additional features. ESET has a particularly impressive set of tools that includes network protections, which are typically included in AV tools that cost more. Some users are concerned over the recent scandal that has surrounded marketing and sharing of data.

The Trend Micro brand is a well-known name that is known for its superior Mac malware detection. The company’s anti-virus software is reasonably priced and its Internet Security Maximum Security adds an administrator of passwords and secure file vault.