Top 5 Best Antivirus Software of 2012

Top 5 Best Antivirus Software of 2012

‘Protection is better than cure’ goes the old adage and when it comes to your PC, you can never be too precocious. With so much malware wedged in every corner of the internet, you must not settle for anything but the best antivirus software for your computer.

Here is the list of the 5 best Antivirus software of this year

1. Avast! 7

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Avast! 7

This is one of the best free antivirus software because of a clear user interface and effective malware uprooting function. Using Firewall, Real-Time Shields and a very good Browser Protection, Avast safeguards all that your hold precious in your PC. You can even install it in ‘compatible mode’ while another antivirus program is in your PC without disrupting either. It has an ‘AutoSandbox’ tool which will run all suspicious programs through Avast first in order to keep your PC safe if it turns out to be a viral program

2. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes protects your PC from all the malicious Trojans, spyware, rootkits, adware apart from viruses. Actually most ‘antivirus’ softwares are indeed ‘anti-malware’ softwares because viruses are one of the many things that may bring your PC to its knees. Malwarebytes doesn’t have ‘real-time’ protection, but you can be assured that it will evict all sorts of malwares that can harm your computer if you regularly scan the computer. You can opt for the paid Pro version of the antivirus for PC if you wish to avail the real-time protection.

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3. AVG Antivirus

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AVG Antivirus

AVG Antivirus is one of the oldest softwares of its kind and has a very loyal user base. It relies heavily on resource usage, but if your PC has a good configuration, it is the ideal antivirus software. One of its biggest pros is that it is updated very frequently. The 2012 edition has condensed the earlier version’s ten component icons into six, but has added three new icons to display AVG’s other products. It fares particularly well in malware blocking and malware removal, lobbing it into the list of best 5 antiviruses of 2012.

4. Avira Antivirus

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Avira Antivirus

One of the best antivirus softwares, Avira is very popular among users for its intelligent and intuitive program. Avira AntiVir Personal comes with both free and paid versions. The free Avira antivirus software eliminates rootkits, worms and dialers. The Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 is for them who communicates with emails most of the time. Avira Antivirus Premium offers powerful anti-phishing property. The best thing is that you can use the paid version for free for 30 days. It has anti-phishing, WebGuard protection that warns you against malicious websites, anti drive that keeps you from downloading viruses during browsing, mail guard and AntiVir ProActive that detects threats by studying behavior patterns.

5. Panda Cloud Antivirus

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Panda Cloud Antivirus

Panda Cloud is one of the best antivirus softwares available for free, evident from its 4th rank in the PC World magazine. It has a crisp user interface that allows it to update automatically through the cloud. The automatic quarantine feature annoys some users because they might find some of their download slipping out of their reach. But the cloud scanning and light feature makes it both effective and easy to use.

These are undisputedly the best antivirus software available for free on the internet. Feel free to share your thought on Top 5 Best Antivirus Software of 2012 under comments.

Amit Shaw is a Founder and CEO of iTechCode and Technoinsta.He is a 21 Year Ordinary Simple guy from West Bengal,India. He writes about Blogging, Technology, Gadgets, Programming etc.Connect with him on Facebook, Add him on Google Plus and Follow him on Twitter.

24 Responses to “Top 5 Best Antivirus Software of 2012”

  1. hi, Amit
    i would like to thanx for such a nice post, Avast is my all time favorite antivirus because of its user friendly interface and its AutoSandBox is one of awesome feature of Avast. i am happy to use Avast.
    Avast should be in top position…. 🙂
    sandeep kumar dan

  2. HI Amit Bro,

    Its my first Comment on Technoinsta! Well! the Site is nice but You should not have the same theme on both! and should use a different theme, you can use a Thesis Framework theme on this One. Have a Great Day! Personally, I always would recommend Eset Antivirus that’s really great, I use it on my computer too!

  3. Allen says:

    The above ativirus are doing their sdecurity solutions for cloud and I personally use Comodo Antivirus software

  4. Jockey says:

    Good to know about the top 5 AntiVirus .I am using the comodo Anti virus software .it is really good and safe

  5. Earlier I used AVG, but I shifted to Avira and I am really satisfied with it. I have also tried the Premium version.

  6. prabhat says:

    hello amit,
    liked the list as avast is my favorite antivirus. it is free, it is user friendly,the UI is awesome and the sandbox function is amazing. for paid i like bitdefender but is takes too much resources otherwise bitdefender is a great antivirus
    thanks for the list

  7. Androidage says:

    I’ve been using Symantec antivirus and never been faced any issues, so I’ve not tried others in this list.

  8. Sai Kumar says:

    I am using McAfee Antivirus from last 6 Months without facing any problem and am really happy with it.

  9. Ammar Ali says:

    I personally use Avast from last few years. It’s just awesome.. 😉

  10. Bryan says:

    hi Amit
    Nice list .. I have used Avast before but I switch to Kasper sky few years back . I am quiet satisfied with it. Its not a bad anti virus( I think so). Anyway I will check out Avast once my license period expires.
    Thanks for sharing this

  11. Dhruv Bhagat says:

    Why not Norton ?? I thought that is the best !!!
    I have used Avast! , AVG and now I am using Trend Micro Maximum Security.. This is really poor antivirus.. I have heard a lot about Avira from friends and also here you have listed it.. I will buy it after this Trend Micro get expired.. 🙂
    Thanks for the list !!! 🙂

  12. Sandeep Kumar says:

    Hi Amit…..
    Great list of Anti Virus bro….
    I usually use Nortan (although it is not in your list and my second most favourite Antivirus is AVG.)

  13. PrIyAnGsHu says:

    Great post Amit. I’m wondering why you have not listed here Kaspersky ? This is the greatest antivirus software I have ever used.

  14. famous-philmacan says:

    .any antivirus software is good, neither, best if it is up-to-date.

    —-i used Avast 7 and USB Disk security Pro in my Windows 7 PC and Norton Internet Security on my laptop and all runs in the same manner as long as they are up-to-date.

  15. otto says:

    You forgot one that perhaps is not as well known as the above: Comodo. They had mobile device anti-theft functions well before Avast brought it out on a recent update. Comodo Suite is free.

  16. Aakash says:

    You have share an informative article. These antivirus software protects the PC form the virus. I am currently using Avira Antivirus and never been faced any issues. I believe that it is best antivirus software. Thanks

  17. baba says:

    The list is nice, but it would be great if avg nd kaspersky (that you didn’t mention) be at the top spot.

  18. Anubhab says:

    Hi Amit,

    I have been personally using Kaspersky for long, and has always been alerted for bugs that tried to infect my PC. But I also do like avast and I use it on my desktop. I think both of them are really great! Also could you let us know the stats o which you decided the above 5 to be the best of 2012? Thanks for the post!

  19. Anderson says:

    The true issue with malware and spyware is the fact most persons are very care-free on the subject of removing spyware from their computer. Maybe a ton of individuals are not really very techie, but using some of the recommendations you have supplied it should be straightforward to eliminate viruses.

  20. melvinzr says:

    all listed antivirus is crap …

  21. Chiranjeev says:

    Nice post Amit!
    these are really best Antivirus Software of 2012. By the way I use Avira.

  22. Mohsin Ali says:

    Well I mainly use free promotional software and after using one antivirus for 6 months I uninstall it and than install other antivirus with 6 months promotion.

  23. Mark says:

    Thanks for your list. This is a comprehensive list of software. I know it took you time to put together. I often find hidden gems in these type of list.

    Best Regards

  24. Sue Lynn says:

    I have been using Bitdefender antivirus software for many months now and so far i have been extremely satisfied with the results. Its able to detect most of the virus. I find it very useful to prevent my computer from being infected through plugging in pen drive.

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