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Bitdefender vs. Webroot: Which Top Antivirus Keeps You Safer?

Bitdefender and Webroot are both Editors' Choice winners for antivirus, but they have very different approaches to detecting and deflecting malware. We take a closer look at these two top picks to see which one is best for you.

By Neil J. Rubenking

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The Best Antivirus Protection for 2020

Antivirus software is critical for every PC. Without it, you risk losing your personal information, your files, and even the cash from your bank account. We've tested more than 40 utilities to help you pick the best antivirus protection for your computers.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2020

Windows Defender is improving, but you still shouldn't rely on Windows 10's security tools as your sole means of protection. Many free third-party security apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 17 no-cost services to help you find the best free antivirus for protecting your PC.

By Neil J. Rubenking

ESET Cyber Security (for Mac) Review

3.0

Though it doesn't have current certification from independent testing labs, ESET Cyber Security offers decent comprehensive protection for your macOS devices.

By Neil J. Rubenking

ESET NOD32 Antivirus Review

4.0

ESET NOD32 Antivirus earns good scores in our tests and great scores in lab tests, and it offers bonus components that go way beyond the basics.

By Neil J. Rubenking

How to Remove Malware From Your PC

If you suspect or know you're already infected with a computer virus on your Windows 10 PC, what do you do? Follow these steps and you may be back in working order in no time.

By Eric Griffith

Qihoo 360 Total Security Review

2.5

The free Qihoo 360 Total Security comes with a ton of bonus tools, but the bonuses don’t all work, and its core antivirus protection doesn't measure up.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Adaware Antivirus Free Review

2.5

If you’re going to replace the antivirus built into Windows with a third-party free solution, you want one that will beat the OS's integrated protection. Unfortunately, Adaware Antivirus Free doesn’t meet that standard.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Android Antivirus Apps for 2020

More phones run Android than any other mobile OS, and there's a correspondingly huge variety of malware. Based on our testing, these are the best Android antivirus apps to keep your devices safe.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Spyware Protection Software for 2020

Any effective antivirus software should protect you against all types of malware, including spyware. Among the many antivirus apps and security suites we've reviewed, these top choices offer the best spyware protection.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Mac Antivirus Protection for 2020

Despite what you may have heard, your Apple computer is not immune to malware. We test the top contenders to identify those offering the best Mac antivirus protection.

By Neil J. Rubenking

McAfee AntiVirus Plus Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

A subscription for McAfee AntiVirus Plus lets you protect every Windows, Android, macOS, and iOS device in your household. Other products may score better in testing, but none of them offer a deal like this.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac Review

3.5

Two major independent testing labs certify Trend Micro's ability to defend your Mac from malware. It comes with numerous bonus features, though some of those could use work.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security Review

3.5

In addition to malware protection for a single Windows computer, Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security offers layered protection against ransomware, a firewall booster, protection for online banking, and more.

By Neil J. Rubenking

SuperAntiSpyware Professional X Edition Review

3.0

SuperAntiSpyware Professional X Edition is much more effective than the previously reviewed edition, but that’s coming up from dismal, and it still lacks the web-based protection layer found in most competitors.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Bitdefender vs. Kaspersky: Which Antivirus Protects You Better?

Everybody wants the best possible antivirus protection. We've tested them all, and the very best are so good it can be hard to choose between them, even for us. We dig deep into Bitdefender and Kaspersky and declare a champion.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac excels in independent lab tests, and it goes far beyond mere antivirus, offering parental control, protection against network attacks, privacy protection, and many other useful features.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Kaspersky Anti-Virus takes perfect or near-perfect scores from all the independent testing labs, and it aced our hands-on ransomware protection test. It remains an antivirus Editors' Choice.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Kaspersky Security Cloud Free Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Kaspersky Security Cloud Free offers full-scale malware protection along with some suite-level features. It gets superb scores from the independent labs, and it won't cost you a penny.

By Neil J. Rubenking
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