7 Best, Highly Secure Antivirus Software Products For Your PC (2016)

Ankit Singh Dev
6 months ago / Updated - October 30, 2016
7 Best, Highly Secure Antivirus Software Products For Your PC (2016)

In order to protect your PC against viruses, worms,  malicious software, and other internet threats, it’s important to install a genuine Antivirus or Anti-Malware software on your PC. But it’s hard to decide which one is best for my computer.

Antivirus companies have a huge compilation of their products, even some top security companies sell a free Antivirus software to promote the paid one. The pricing of a paid Antivirus software is very cheap and anyone can easily afford. Even some award winning Antivirus products in the market will cost you around $10-$30 per year.

Into the world of piracy, people easily crack software license and use it free forever. But, there is a risk when it comes to crack an Antivirus software license and use it on your computer for free lifetime. I must suggest you to use a genuine license for all your protection software installed on your PC, and renew it timely.

Today, an Anti-malware software protect us with different kinds, such as web protection, network protection, firewall, e-mail protection, auto scan, and Boot-time scan.

Most of the Antivirus companies use virus definition database to help protect us against latest viruses and threats. You need to update your Antivirus timely in order to fight against the latest threats.

In Windows systems, there is an inbuilt Antivirus software works, known as Windows defender. It didn’t have high-level protection functionality as paid antivirus suites. Although, MACs didn’t need Antivirus protection.

Ratings given by the editor.

1. Norton Security Deluxe


Symantec, a largest cyber security company developed Norton Antivirus in the 90s, which is now the most selling Antivirus brand in the US market. Norton promises to give 100% virus protection, else the company will refund the full amount to the customer.

Norton security is one of the best Antivirus software in the market and it has four different editions: Basic, Standard, Deluxe and Premium. The edition Deluxe protects up to 5 PCs for just $45 per year and first year customer will get up to 60% discount.

It protects you against viruses, spyware, malware and other online threats. When you do a transaction online, Nortan security makes your identity private and prevent hackers and internet threats gaining access to your credentials.

The complete features include in Norton Security Deluxe are: Antivirus, Anti-phishing, Anti-malware, Norton toolbar, Firewall, Web protection, E-mail Protection, Identity Protection, and Performance Optimization.
Norton Security Deluxe

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10.

2. McAfee® Total Protection


McAfee Total Protection is an award winning and trusted Antivirus software maintained by Intel security. It protects you against Viruses, Malware, Ransomware, Spyware, unwanted programs, etc. And encrypt files stored in your Windows PC.

An app called True Key™ app comes with McAfee that helps you protect and manage usernames and passwords.

There are different kind of protections available in the McAfee Antivirus, such as E-mail protection, Internet protection, etc. McAfee Total Protection will cost you $90 per year and the first year customer will get up to 40% discount and 30 days full money back guarantee.

The complete protection features include in Total protection are: Antivirus, Anti-phishing, Anti-malware and Spyware, Firewall, Vulnerability Scanner, PC Optimization, Online Backup, Network Protection, Anti-spam, Parental Controls,  Password Manager, and File Lock & Encryption.
McAfee® Total Protection

Compatible with Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).

3. Kaspersky Internet Security


Kaspersky internet security is a premium PC antivirus software with simple clean interface navigation. The suite consist overall PC protection features that protect you against viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, Internet threats, and more.

Their cloud based security feature protect you against new internet threats and malware. The privacy feature safeguards your identity and prevent phishing attacks and non one can spy on you using your webcam. Because it is an internet security suite, it has more safety features for online banking and shopping.

The complete features include in Kaspersky internet security 2016 are: Antivirus, Anti-malware & Spyware, Safe money, Parental Controls, Privacy Protection, Trusted Applications Mode, Cloud Protection, Vulnerability Scan, Remote Management, Quarantine, Network Protection, IM Anti-virus, Email Anti-virus, and  Performance Optimization.
Kaspersky Internet Security

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).

4. Avast! Premier Antivirus


Avast is one of the trusted IT security company in the market, and their name is more popular for Antivirus products. Avast antivirus is so lighter, but the protection against viruses is more strong. I’m a big fan of Avast Antivirus and I love the way the company design their software like simple, neat & clean, and easy-to-use UI.

It protects you against nasty threats, viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and phishing attacks.

The edition Premier is the complete Antivirus package that will cost you around $70 per year and 40% discount for the first time customer.

Avast automatically update their virus definition and update protection for latest spyware, viruses and harmful websites.

The complete features include in Avast premier are: Antivirus & Anti-spyware, Cybercapture, Secure HTTPS Scanning, Home Network Security, Browser Cleanup, Safezone Browser, Secure DNS, Anti-spam, Firewall, Data Shredder, Sandbox, Password Manager, Secure VPN, Rescue Disk, Remote Assistance, Smart Scan, and PC Optimization.
Avast Premier Antivirus

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).

5. Bitdefender Internet Security 2016


Bitdefender, the company known for internet security products and services since 2001 has some cool Antivirus solutions for home users. Bitdefender antivirus is an award winning software and they provide three different editions of the Antivirus: Antivirus plus, Internet security, and Total security.

The edition internet security is the best suite (according to me) you should buy, and it will cost you $80 per year (44% off for the first year).

It protects you against viruses, spyware, trojans, rootkits, rogues, aggressive adware, spam, and cyber-threats.

Internet security 2016 gives you a neat & clean interface, ease-to-use UI and a flat design experience. A features called Bitdefender Photon™ helps your device performance optimized even there is a background scanning is ongoing.

The complete features include in Bitdefender internet security 2016 are: Anti-virus & Anti-spyware, Anti-phishing, Anti-spam, Bitdefender photon™, Bitdefender autopilot, Safepay, File shredder, Anti-fraud, USB Immunize, Password Manager, Firewall, Rescue mode, Web protection, Vulnerability Scanner, Parental Controls and File Encryption.

Compatible with Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).

6. F-Secure SAFE


F-Secure is the oldest antivirus vendor on the internet. Its SAFE suite protect you against viruses, spyware, malware, identity thefts and harmful attacks. There are three different editions available to buy: Antivirus, Safe and Internet security.

The edition Safe is a kind of internet security suite which is best for home users. The suite will cost you $66 per year for up to 3 PCs.

The complete features include in F-secure safe are: Anti-Virus, Advanced Malware Protection, Application Permissions, Parental Control, Family Protection, Quarantine, Cleanup Tool, Web Protection, Network Protection and Statistics.

Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8/8.1, and 10.

7. Avira Antivirus Pro


May be you’re using Avira’s free Antivirus on your PC, because it gives better protection like a paid Antivirus software. The reason why antivirus companies launch their free edition is promotion of their paid editions. Avira Antivirus pro is best suited for those who love to use their free edition.

Avira pro protects you against viruses, Trojans, worms, and all types of malware threats. The pro version is very cheaper and will cost you around $23 per year, even it consists more features than Avira’s free Antivirus such as web protection, network protection and more.

The complete features include in Avira Antivirus Pro are: Antivirus & Anti-malware, Email Protection, Protection Cloud Technology, System repair, Smart A.I., Self-Defense, Web Protection, Network Protection, Firewall, PUA Shield, Anti-Botnet, Game Mode and Remote control.

Compatible with Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).