Choosing antivirus software can be a daunting decision with nearly 20 well know products to choose from. Three factors should be taken into account when choosing antivirus:
So why do we recommend Bitdefender Internet Security?
In terms of protection, in recent tests, Bitdefender protected against 100% of 175 0-day attacks. This means that it protected against unknown threats. It also protected against 100% of 12169 known threats.
Moving on to performance. Having great protection is one thing, but that should not come at the expense of your PC’s speed. All antivirus systems will have some sort of impact on performance, but Bitdefender has the least impact on performance. For example, in the application launch tests, applications opened 12% quicker that the industry average with Bitdefender and copying files was only 1% slower compared to industry average of 7% slower.
So, onto usability. The last thing you want from an antivirus system is that it identifies legitimate software or websites as dangerous. In tests, Bitdefender gave no false warnings for a sample of 500 websites, gave only 4 false warnings during system scans of 1, 205, 032 items which matches the industry average and gave no false warnings whilst installing or using legitimate software.
If that isn’t enough to convince you of Bitdefender’s superior nature, they have been around for 15 years and protect 500 million computers in 150 countries. Their intelligent antivirus engine can detect and neutralise the newest threats in as little as 3 seconds.
Finally, Bitdefender wins awards year after year. For example, in 2016, it won editors choice from PC Mag, was recommended by PC Advisor, and was editors choice by Tom’s Guide. It also won best performance in 2015 and 2016 in tests by av-test.org, the independent IT-security institute.
So, if you want the best protection from all types of threat including ransomware, check out our recommended Bitdefender products here