If you’re a millennial, you’re all too familiar with programs like Limewire. The call for pirating your favorite song only to face your computer flooded with malware. A nightmare in itself, but malware software grew from that experience. Now there are so many choices to make when deciding the best malware blocking program, but we have a few ideas.
McAfee Total Protection
When you think about anti-virus programs, McAfee comes to most people’s minds. It’s seen across ads both on your computer and television. That doesn’t mean it’s bad either. Along with malware protection, McAfee Total Protection also manages passwords for your devices. If you don’t like your computers tracked as much, there’s also a VPN available. There is parental control available, but it is limited in usage. Which means you will be better off using a dedicated parental control program.
Bitdefender Total Security
If you use more than Windows devices in your home Bitdefender Total Security is designed for you. Although optimized for Windows, there are so many benefits to using this program. If you travel or worry about your devices, set up anti-theft protection to keep any files and passwords safe. Devices using iOS are limited compared to others, but if you use Windows, that’s not a big concern.
Worry about getting potential ransomware on your computer? Kaspersky Anti-Virus is one of the top choices out there. Although helpful with ransomware, the bonus scans performed will occasionally overlap. Or the scan will offer little to no information to help you.
Norton 360 Deluxe
If you like VPN capabilities and online backup, Norton 360 Deluxe is perfect. They focus a lot on phishing, so if you receive a lot of emails throughout the day, this is a perfect opportunity to keep you safe. Don’t expect any protection for your Android or iOS devices.
If you’re on a budget, Malwarebytes is here to provide a free version of their program for your computer. As its name suggests, Malwarebytes works to stop malware from attacking you. Because it’s free, don’t expect as high of protection as it won’t scan in real-time and you will need to self-scan.
Best Malware Blocking Program Overall
With so many other programs to choose from outside of this list, it’s a hard choice. Based on your needs and activity, as well as budget, each of these are beneficial. The best malware blocking program will always be the one that does the job you need it to. Hopefully, this list helps you decide which program you download and buy.
If you have other questions or need help removing malware from your computer, give us a call. KVS Computers is here to help you with any computer repair needs. Our trained technicians can help you find any malicious files and remove them. Once we remove them, if you have questions about the best software, let us know. We will guide you through this list and many more that are available to fit your needs.