What will happen when all the data on your PC becomes suddenly inaccessible? Or your Facebook account is hacked?

The vulnerability to malicious virus have been growing in virulence and ferocity over the last few years.It is not only sufficient to have a anti-virus software alone,in addition we need to have firewall and anti-spyware.There are number of software applications which are either available both on free of cost and paid versions which help us protect the personal data from harm.


Avast! Antivirus
Avast! one of the most popular anti-virus available for free of cost , it  doesn’t take up a lot of system resources and includes “anti-root kit” protection. (Root kits are programs hackers use to access systems.) Free registration on the Avast! website is required to obtain a license key to use this software.

(Paid Version is also available)

AVG Antivirus
AVG was one of the first free anti-virus applications and is a reliable standard. Its newest version includes some new features and a new interface but has been criticized for slowing down your computer a bit more than previous releases, so it’s best for reasonably fast/recent computers.


Bitdefender Antivirus

Bidefender is one of the best paid anti-virus software it offers full internet security protection – ID theft protector , Facebook and Twitter Guardian,Harmful website detector ,etc.And also 3 PC  s can make use of this pack for the cost of one.

Bitdefender Online Virus Scanner uses in-the cloud scanning technology to detect active malware in under a minute.The technical support of Bitdefender antivirus is also good when compared to other anti-virus softwares.

Bitdefender Antivirus is based on a behavioral technologies detection system and studied in virtualized environment to stop threats in real time.

Bitdefender contains a long list of some quality antivirus products. Some of the company’s flagship products include Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, Bitdefender Internet Security 2013, etc.


Apart from the above mentioned ant-virus softwares a number of others also do exist such as Norton Antivirus,Kaspersky and McAfee,etc.

Paid anti-virus is sometimes better than free versions , especially when you are downloading a lot of files from the internet.Technical support is another major difference when it comes to paid anti-virus softwares ,also they offer more frequent virus and spyware defintion updates.The more up to date the spyware and anti-virus defintions are the more safe your computer is.

Spyware and Firewall -

Windows Defender and Firewall are arguably the best application for spyware and firewall protection.

Download windows defender and firewall here for free.

The web browser you use also plays an important role, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have built- in security features to keep us safe from “phising’ sites.

The best  way to avoid spyware, viruses, and hacker attacks in the first place is to stay cautious!Don’t click links in email or instant messages, and don’t install any software without researching it first. By following these simple guidelines and with the use of these applications you can protect your PC and personal data.Have a safe browsing !

This post is written by Susanne Helen. She is a content writer at latest news website Topbulletin and at tech blog TechRetina.


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