Antivirus Market News from Top Providers
Antivirus software is created to find, avoid, and eliminate nasty, malicious software also called Malware. Within the malware class there is scareware, Trojans, worms, adware, spyware, and viruses in addition to several other types of parasites.
Virus protection software is nothing new, but the market continues to shift and evolve in relation to the various risks, threats, and parasites to continue to emerge. The top antivirus products in the market are trendsetters in creating the best types of protection, and for the current year, these top products are making news with new features and innovations.
BitDefender Antivirus Plus
BitDefender Antivirus Plus is an award winning group of modern virus and malware shields, social media protection, and complete updates. Always changing, BitDefender has rolled out new features including Rescue Mode, Scan Dispatcher, and Virtualized Browser; the latter feature isolates the browser from the operating system to keep users safer from threats and parasites while surfing the web.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a top antivirus product that boasts a very high success rate at blocking and removing malware and other infections. Also known for frequent and thorough updates, many users think that this relatively expensive security option is the best available. With these rapid, continual updates, other antivirus makers are encouraged to keep up and also provide current, up to the minute protections.
Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus
Cloud-based security protection is one of the top trends in virus and malware protection, and this product is one that is setting this standard. Using the cloud allows the smallest CPU consumption, keeping system resources free, something appealing to many users, which is leading other app makers to take notice and follow suit.
AVG provides excellent malware defense, constant updates plus the new LinkScanner technology and Social Media Protection. The news about viruses and malware has been making the prevalence of these threats lurking on websites and social networks more and more apparent, and AVG is one of the products that has taken note of this and is taking action with these new features.
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus
The news with Trend Micro is this newly reinstated line of safety software. It provides quick, light-weight defense and uses cloud technology to deliver actual updates to your software. It seems, however, that Trend Micro has missed the news that phishing, identity theft, and other fraud are still major issues, and their 2012 release is behind many of their competitors in this area.
Vipre Antivirus 4
Vipre Antivirus 4 is a somewhat new arrival to the Antivirus software game, but it seems to be a very young, yet undeveloped product. Vipre Antivirus 4, like the aforementioned Trend Micro product, doesn’t provide good protection against spam, phishing, or identity theft.
McAfee Antivirus Plus
It is no news that McAfee is a top title for virus protection; it is one of the oldest and most well-known products. While its current version does offer comprehensive coverage, it seems that it doesn’t protect well enough in terms of keyword protection, and it doesn’t sufficiently protect against keyloggers.
Norton again is one of the most well-known antivirus products, and it is more successful in terms of protection for enterprise. Offering thorough coverage, Norton Antivirus 2012 seems to be on the pulse of the current threats and upcoming security and safety issues. They are also continuing to better their service; the amount of technical help and customer service they offer is setting a trend for other makers.
The biggest news in the antivirus market is the continued evolution of these top products to respond effectively to the newest threats. As different issues continue to plague computer users, these top products, as well as lesser known software, continues to stop up and offer the newest in protection and security technology.