Based upon the experience with various antivirus and internet security software, following security suites are recommended to be used on Windows OS powered computers. Various criteria were set to test these programs.
1- Norton Internet Security 2012
Other recommended products are Norton Antivirus 2012 and Norton 360 6.0.
Norton Internet Security 2012 Features:
– Engineered to consume lowest system resources especially CPU resources.
– Improved SONAR protection to detect suspicious behaviour and remove possible threats.
– Powerful firewall against internet threats, hackers attack and unwanted penetration into system.
– Norton identity Safe to keep your online identity safe.
– Advanced Spam filter and Secure Networking technologies.
– Antiphising protection helps blocking malicious websites.
– Advanced Parental control. (does not require Norton Internet Security installed either)
– Improved bandwidth management while downloading latest updates to preserve allotted data.
– Frequent updates to cope with newly discovered computer related threats.
– Faster and intelligent scanning technology.
– Automatic Silent mode to put certain tasks to pending while playing games and watching movies.
2- Bitdefender Internet Security 2012
Other recommended products are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2012 and Bitdefender Total Security 2012.
Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Features:
– Brand new easy to navigate and easy to access design and look.
– Auto pilot technology to put antivirus to fully automatic mode.
– Active virus control to detect suspicious activities and remove threats.
– Two-way firewall to protect computer from hacker attacks.
– Antiphising and Antispam technology to block malicious websites and spam messages.
– USB immunizer to protect flash drives from getting infected and prevent them from infecting computer.
– Improved vulnerability scanner and Scan Dispatcher technologies.
– Social networks protection and parental control to protect you and your children online.
– Improved Game Mode to prevent antivirus from interrupting while playing games.
3- Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Other recommended products are Kaspersky Antivirus 2012.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Features:
– Solid protection from viruses, trojans and worms.
– Two-way personal firewall and intrusion prevention system.
– Intelligent application management and control.
– Improved Spyware and Adware blocking mechanism.
– Virus scanner engineered for speed and enhanced analysis.
– Global threat monitoring system of Kaspersky gives advanced protection online.
– Advanced protection and recovery features enables restoration of system.
– Improved data and identity theft protection.
– Advanced parental control and improved spam detection technology.
– Frequent updates, lighter on system resources and easy to access software design.
4- AVG Internet Security 2012
Other recommended products are AVG Antivirus 2012 and AVG Antivirus Free 2012.
AVG Internet Security 2012 Features:
– Well organised and easy to access interface.
– Real-time protection against computer related threats.
– Improved firewall technology to secure your computer from online intrusions.
– Identity protection protects your digital identity from getting stolen.
– Spam filter filters the unwanted emails from inbox.
– Low system resources consumption.
5- Avira Internet Security 2012
Other recommended products are Avira Antivirus Premium 2012 and Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus 12.0.
Avira Internet Security 2012 Features:
– Simple and easy to navigate software interface.
– Real-time protection against computer threats.
– Cloud protection and network drive scans.
– Enhanced ProActive, AheAD and Rootkit protection technologies.
– Advanced firewall, AntiBot, Antispam, Antiphising and web protection technologies.
– Other features included are Securing Social networks, safe web browsing and data backup system
6- Avast! Internet Security 7
Other recommended products are Avast Pro Antivirus 7.0 and Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.
Avast! Internet Security 7 Features:
– Improved Real-time protection technology.
– Improved firewall protection to shield against internet related threats.
– Antiphising and Antispam technologies designed to block malicious websites and spam messages.
– Enables annoyance free surfing over social networking websites.
– Frequent reception of virus database updates.
– Protects you from online frauds and identity theft.
7- Panda Internet Security 2012
Other recommended products are Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 and Panda Global Protection.
Panda Internet Security 2012 Features:
– Real-time protection against all types of malwares.
– Improved firewall and Antispam filter technologies.
– Protects against online frauds, personal data and identity theft.
– Protects against security holes in applications which may lead to malicious access by third parties.
– Web content filtering blocks access to inappropriate content online.
– Protects against USB infections caused by flash drives, flash cards and portable hard drives.