What security suite offers the best antivirus program and why?
These are the questions we’ll be targeting and draw conclusions on what your best choices are.
What Is a Good Virus Protection Software?
The question has an initial obvious answer – detecting and successfully removing viruses from your system.
Security suites like Kaspersky Antivirus and the Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus are among the most popular choices used today in detecting and removing threats. But even if their scope is pretty much the same, the two suites are pretty different, both in the technologies they use to keep you safe as in their ability to do so.
Another thing to look for is the program’s ability to remove threats on an already-infected system. Sadly, this where most popular programs fail at their attempts and users are forced to do a clean OS reinstall in order to get rid of malicious software.
Even running in safe mode, some of the security suites available today are not able to successfully remove viruses and other malware that have already infected the system.
Last, but not least, the performance impact is a major factor. Sure, you want to be kept safe and secure while browsing, downloading stuff and even using your PC for gaming and other activities.
All this stuff demands resources and having your antivirus program munch on your computer’s performance will prevent you from using your PC’s full potential. So the footprint on resources of an antivirus program is another thing to look forward.
Kaspersky Suite vs. Webroot Secure Anywhere
Both Kaspersky Antivirus and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus are regarded as great security suites for.
Each have other capabilities alongside the antivirus technology, such as firewalls, spyware and malware prevention and removal systems, parental controls and safe browsing capabilities with link scanning. However, we’ll concentrate on the antivirus aspect of both suites in order to determine which of the two fares better.
While both suites are pretty good in all aspects, they perform differently when we look at their antivirus capabilities. Kaspersky offers good zero-day protection. This means that new threats are detected immediately and either quarantined or removed completely. Webroot’s suite is not that capable of doing that.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus has also shown to give out false-positives more than other suites out there. This means that files are detected as being viruses, malware and spyware, even though they are, in fact, harmless.
This can really be a problem if you’re not capable of discerning for yourself whether the threat is real or not and can mess up certain software options you’re planning on running on your PC.
So… What Antivirus Software Should I Choose?
As mentioned before, both Kaspersky Antivirusand Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus are good at what they do. They perform well in most tests and reviewers praise them as good choices for novices and experts alike.
However, if you’re concerned about zero-day threats and attacks and don’t have the knowledge base to discern false positives from real threats, then you’d better go with Kaspersky Antivirus.