In a rapidly growing cybersecurity environment, it's no longer enough to secure your devices using a basic antivirus program. A top-quality antivirus suite will offer additional security options that go beyond malware detection, like the use of a VPN as well as tools for performance optimization and password managers. You should also consider an antivirus that can be used on all operating systems and will not slow down or consume your system resources.
The best antivirus software can detect and block a variety of threats including viruses, trojans and worms as well as adware rootkits and keyloggers. They can also protect against phishing attacks by looking for the presence of malicious websites and identifying fake or insecure links.
There's a vast array of antivirus software and a majority of brands allow you to try their program with a no-cost trial or money-back guarantee. Most also have 24/7 customer support as well as a extensive online knowledge base to help you fix any issues that occur.
If you're looking for a solid antivirus solution for Windows the most well-known option is Microsoft Defender (which comes preinstalled on the latest Windows computers). It is a top performer in tests from independent labs AV-Test and AV-Comparatives and is comparatively light and unobtrusive when used however it lacks the same degree of sophistication as premium standalone products.