Top Ten Best & Effective Antivirus Software Programs Of 2012

The world-wide web is booming and it will continue to grow at a faster pace we can ever imagine. Now, the concern is how to keep your personal computer safe and secure while we are surfing those websites to make our bank transfers, connect to friends, send emails and downloading stuff. The possibility of getting your computer infected by a virus is very high.

The web has thousands of viruses which can be harmful, dangerous and catastrophic for your data , in order to prevent such a fatal attack we though of listing the top 10 antivirus software wich would keep your data safe and secure.

The list compiled is based on my statistics and my own experience over the years of using a computer. These anti-virus programs can be updated regularly in order to keep you protected against those filthy viruses.

Top 10 Premium Antivirus Software in 2012

1. BitDefender Antivirus

The virus software had a slow start, but it has become one of the most popular anti-virus software. The software provides a very easy to use interface and real good protection which makes it a favourite among internet users. The 2012 pack has some interesting and new features like the net scan and email scan, instant messenger scan is a new feature which protects your computer from viruses which are sent my IM. This antivirus surely deserves to be on the top list.

bitdefender 2012

2. Norton Antivirus

Norton Antivirus is one of the oldest anti-virus programs developed by Symantec Corporation ,which provides a strong security. The virus program is fast quick and scans only the files which are at risk, it interrupts less and it also has a feature to back up your computer.The montly report feature keeps you updated with what it has done in the past month. This is the software which I personally use. I must admit it’s a value for money product.

norton antivirus software 2012

3. ESET Nod32 Antivirus 5

The antivirus software has become quite popular in the past years. We tried out the trial version of this software and it worked really good for us. The multiple layer detection antivirus software has a cloud-power scanning which can detect internet threats instantly. The software also has a feature known as energy-saving mode which postpones scheduled tasks automatically. The program also includes a smart detection feature which detects malware and spyware. Your sensitive data is safe and secure with this anti-virus installed on your computer.

ESET Nod32 Antivirus 5

4. Kaspersky Antivirus

This is the oldest antivirus programs which does a pretty decent job. The programs scans in real-time and also has a self-protection feature which provides your computer protection from hackers. The program does well on the business front too and a lot of cyber security experts recommend this program for enterprises . It is an amazingly intelligent program which protects your data from sophisticated threats.

kaspersky antivirus program 2012

5. ZoneAlarm Antivirus

This was one of the software which was used a lot by my friends, i admit it i never used it but it seems to be good enough to rank number five on this list. ZoneAlarm is a leading security software which has made its mark among small businesses . The program acts well in scanning viruses, spyware and other advanced attacks but lacks as it is a pretty heavy software. We tried downloading a virus which was of a low-level attack and Zonealarm found the virus in just 2.8 seconds, perhaps that’s why its such a computer resource hungry software, but to be very honest its a real steady and a tough program.

ZoneAlarm Antivirus

6. McAfee Antivirus Plus 2012

This antivirus program helps customers to connect to the internet safely without any tensions in order to surf in a very secure way.The program is quite popular among internet users after Bitdefender as it provides full malware and spyware protection. The program helps you sweep away deadly viruses keeping them at bay . The program was tested by us and it was found that it has the capability to negotiate highest levels of virus attacks. The 2012 pack starts at $39.99. It is definitely a good choice.

McAfee Antivirus Plus 2012

7. Panda Antivirus Pro

We took a look at the trial version of this software which was downloaded from We liked the blackish greyish look of the virus program which was something cool about it unlike other software programs which were sober. We would rank it an eight out of ten as it gets the job done in scanning viruses. The program was quite easy to use and it didn’t eat much of the resources like ZoneAlarm Antivirus did. The software also fights deadly trojans and other harmful threats. We like this software and put it on the list as it was light and user-friendly.

Panda Antivirus Pro

8. AVG Anti-Virus

Avg-Antivirus is one of the best antivirus softwares i have used and the best part it also comes as a free version. The program is intelligently durable in detecting viruses which can wipe off your sensitive data. The program also has a brainy shield which tells you the file is infected and blocks it from being opened.The disadvantage is the boot time is real slow with this program, but still it does a neat job in sniffing the viruses and eliminating them.

AVG Anti-Virus

9. Avast! Pro Antivirus

This software was a popular one amongst us during our college days. It was free, easy to download and it provided the same level of security as the other premium antivirus software programs did. The software is widely used among youngsters as it is free and it gets the job done. The program has a modern look , which can be used by both novice and expert users. The programs scans for malicious files and also features a real-time scanner which helps you save time. The software also has a gaming mode feature which doesn’t pop up notifications when you are shooting some soldier in Battle field 3. Its backed by Sandbox which helps you run unsafe programs in an environment which is safe and secure.

Avast! Pro Antivirus

10. CA Antivirus 2012

The $29.99,Computer Associate antivirus 2012 does a wonderful job in getting the viruses and spyware thrashed. The powerful antivirus program would be a quick buy user who wouldn’t fuss much about the interface and is looking for a cheap virus which has not won any awards in any category but can still be considered as a repairing malware software rather than a protecting one. Its light ,quick and has passes the AV-TEST at an average score. Overall a cheap and an effective purchase.

CA Antivirus 2012

So how did you find our list of the top ten antivirus software programs. Let us know which anti-virus software you use to protect you data.!!:)

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