How important is your data?
That's a silly question you may say, but not everyone's data is the same. Are you a Financial institution? The answer is probably "no!" to this, therefore you data isn't as important as theirs, although you may have important information on your Laptop or PC, in all probability if your data was accesses by online fraudsters, it wouldn't be a matter of National interest and security. Banks and other large corporations spend Millions on internet security...how much do you spend? Well this gives some indication of the difference in computer security available to you. There are free ones and paid ones. Guess which are the best? Do you think these multi-national corporations use free antivirus software downloaded from the internet to protect their clients data?? Although good for basic security, the free ones are obviously not as good as the 'Paid for' antivirus suites available to you, otherwise everyone would use them, there would be no paid for Antivirus programs and people would expect that no viruses can infect your Laptop or PC. Well in the real world people DO use the free ones and viruses DO exist on peoples Laptops and Pc's. I'm not saying that by purchasing a paid for Antivirus that all of your troubles will 100% be over, but you tend to get additional features which closes another open door for Viruses to enter by. For example.. Kaspersky Anitvirus has a Virtual keyboard. This will not enable keyloggers* to see what you are typing, so they cant read your password as you are tying it in. Say this way you Bank account and you are typing in your pin, a keylogger will know what you have typed - its not possible with a virtual keyboard
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What is the cheapest Antivirus?
The answer is £0, $0 nada, nothing...its FREE!! Hold on, think about this for a moment. I get this question posed to me on a daily basis, and my answer is always the same. "How much will it cost if your details are stolen?". Why do people skimp on Antivirus? This is the whole point of this exercise, to educate people on the importance of GOOD internet security. Yes as discussed previously you can get free anti virus software, but there is always a catch. Why do you think its free? Well you will notice that there is always the option of "upgrading" to the "Pro" version....what? So basically the Pro version is better than the free one? If logic serves my brain correctly, then that means the free one is compromising my security until I pay for the Pro version! There it is, they are a BASIC protection until you pay for the full version. So why bother with the free one in the first place if you are going to buy the Pro version or if it compromises your security by NOT giving you full protection? I've used and seen many Anti-virus programs over the years and you get to know the one's that protect you best and it may seem I am plugging the hell out of Kaspersky, well yes I am..but for good reason. It's the best I've come across for the money..simple as that. The Virtual Keyboard is a godsend as far as I'm concerned, but not only is it because of this, it's a general good performer overall to boot. There has to be one that I prefer...and this is it, so the answer to the question: which Antivirus is best? - is KASPERSKY ANTI-VIRUS. But don't take my word for it...try it.