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What’s Best?
Which antivirus should you choose? Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) is the tiniest antivirus around, though its unusual detection technique doesn’t jibe with some lab tests. The independent labs uniformly heap praise on Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2016). Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 also gets plenty of love from the labs, and in AutoPilot mode it stays out of your way. We’ve named these three Editors’ Choice for commercial antivirus, but they’re not the only good choices. Read the reviews of top-rated products, then make your own decision. Following are rated down starting from best.

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015

$39.95/Rs 2,560 (approx)
Few products score better in independent lab tests than Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, and it totally aced our own antiphishing test. On top of that, it offers significant tools to enhance your privacy and system performance. This feature-rich tool remains an antivirus Editors’ Choice.

 

Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015)

$39.95/Rs 2,560 (approx)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2015) made a clean sweep, earning top marks from all of the independent antivirus test labs. It’s a new Editors’ Choice for antivirus protection.

 

 

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Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015)

$39.99/Rs 2,565 (approx)
Two independent testing labs have given Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2015) their top ratings, and it earned a perfect score in our hands-on malware blocking test. Add the fact that it’s the smallest antivirus around and you’ve got a definite Editors’ Choice.

 

Emsisoft

Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0

$39.95/Rs 2,560 (approx)
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9.0 focuses on the central task of fighting all kinds of malware. Independent lab tests and our own hands-on testing show that it does quite a good job.

 

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015

$39.99/Rs 2,565 (approx)
F-Secure Anti-Virus 2015 skips the bells and whistles, instead focusing solely on antivirus protection. If that’s the kind of tool you’re looking for, it can be a very good choice.

 

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium

$24.95/Rs 1,600 (approx)
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium shields your system against exploit attacks, even never-before-seen zero-day attacks. Add this new layer of protection to your security arsenal.

 

 

McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015

$49.99/Rs 3,205 (approx)
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2015 earns a new top score in our malicious URL blocking test, and it gets good ratings from the independent labs. It comes with a raft of useful bonus tools, though the bonus firewall seemed a bit wobbly in our testing.

 

 

Panda Antivirus Pro 2015

$39.99/Rs 2,565 (approx)
Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 has the same excellent antivirus protection as Panda Free Antivirus 2015, plus a firewall and a handful of other features. Stick with the free edition for personal use, as the added features don’t justify the cost (except for businesses, which can’t use the free version).

 

Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015

$39.95/Rs 2,560 (approx)
Trend Micro Antivirus+ 2015 has a completely new look, but the underlying protection hasn’t changed. It’s especially good at blocking fraudulent or malicious URLs, and includes spam filtering, firewall booster, and other bonus features.

 

 

 

VoodooSoft

VoodooSoft VoodooShield 2.0

$19.99/Rs 1,280 (approx)
VoodooSoft’s VoodooShield 2.0 supplements your antivirus by blocking execution of unknown files when you’re in a risky state—online, or with a USB drive plugged in. The free edition does a great job of balancing protection and flexibility. Give it a try.

 

 

AppGuard

$29.95/Rs 1,920 (approx)
AppGuard teams up with your existing antivirus to block never-before-seen zero-day malware. Unknown programs in folders commonly used by malware just can’t launch, and programs that do run can’t make changes to sensitive system areas. It definitely works, but you’ll have to do some finagling to install or update valid programs.

 

Avast Pro Antivirus 2015

$39.99/Rs 2,565 (approx)
Avast Pro Antivirus 2015 includes an innovative scan for home router security problems, as well as a hardened browser for financial transactions and a number of other useful tools. Even so, you’ll be better off selecting one of our Editors’ Choice antivirus products.

 

AVG AntiVirus 2015

$39.99/Rs 2,565 (approx)
Businesses that want to use AVG’s antivirus technology can’t use the free version; they must pay for AVG AntiVirus 2015. With the same amount of cash, however, you could purchase any of our three Editors’ Choice antivirus products.

 

 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8

$39.99/Rs 2,565 (approx)
The independent testing labs give ESET NOD32 Antivirus 8 generally high ratings, and it did a great job in our malicious URL blocking test. However, it bombed our hands-on malware blocking test and antiphishing test.

 

 

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G Data Antivirus 2015

$39.95/Rs 2,560 (approx)
G Data Antivirus 2015 earned decent scores in our hands-on testing, and rated well with the independent labs that include it in their tests. However, our Editors’ Choice products score even better with the labs.

 

 

 

 

eScan

MicroWorld eScan Anti-Virus with Cloud Security

$29.95/Rs 1,920 (approx)
MicroWorld eScan Anti-Virus with Cloud Security does well in testing, and it includes antispam and firewall protection as a bonus. It’s good, just not up there with the best, and the inaccurate spam filter doesn’t help things.

 

 

Anti-Executable 5.2

$45.00/Rs 2,885 (approx)
Anti-Executable 5.2 blocks execution of any program that isn’t on its whitelist. It can definitely prevent installation of new malware, as long as you don’t erroneously override its block. However, the average user may find managing its protection to be a chore.

 

 

IObit

IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8

$49.99//Rs 3,205 (approx)
If you love tinkering with system utilities, IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 8 has plenty to offer. However, its actual antivirus protection can’t match that of our Editors’ Choice antivirus tools.

 

Kromtech PCKeeper Antivirus

$39.95/Rs 2,560 (approx)
Kromtech PCKeeper Antivirus is attractive and easy to use, and it has chat-based help built right in. However, the chat-based help supplied misinformation during testing.

 

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2.0

$24.95/Rs 1,600 (approx)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2.0 combines the impressive malware cleanup abilities of the free-for-personal-use Malwarebytes utility with lackluster real-time protection and malicious URL blocking. Businesses buying it should consider pairing it with a more effective real-time antivirus.

 

Tiranium Premium Security 2014

$25.94/Rs 1,663 (approx)
Tiranium Premium Security 2014 did well in my hands-on malware blocking test, but the independent labs haven’t weighed in. The bonus firewall didn’t do anything in our tests, though, and the quality of other features varied. It’s a good first effort.

 

 

Valt.X ‘Absolute Security for Windows’ Special Edition

$89.99/Rs 5,770 (approx)
Valt.X ‘Absolute Security for Windows’ Special Edition rolls your system back to a safe, malware-free state on every reboot. However, any malware that does infest your system can run wild until the next reboot, and external actions like false bank transactions or transmission of personal data can’t be rolled back.

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