Top 10 antivirus

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Updated on 18 May, 2012 at 10:27 am


It is essential to safeguard your computer from viruses, which are dispersing like forest fire in the domain of Internet and computer. Every day, fresh threats are disguised to bypass your security parameters. With straightforward usability, Topyaps is listing ten best antivirus to defend your computer and online privacy.

10. Avast AntiVirus:

Derived from Anti Virus Advanced Set, this antivirus computer program was developed in 1988 by Prague based AVAST Software a.s (Earlier known as ALWIL Software a.s.). Based on a central scanning engine, Avast incorporates trusted anti-spyware and anti-rootkit technology. Its upgraded versions can even barricade URLs, if viruses are detected on any site.

9. Panda AntiVirus:

Founded in 1990 by a Spaniard, Mikel Urizarbarrena, Pand antivirus has emerged as a best tool to fight against threats of WiFi intrusions and malwares that can damage IT system. Recently, Panda antivirus has launched its Cloud Based Security Services, which automatically scan, detect and classify threats in real time.

8. McAfee AntiVirus:

Created by John McAfee in 1987, this sniffer technology is better known for its inbound and outbound firewall protection along with on-access file scanner and X-Ray rootkit detection. This antivirus uses a client application which is loaded on all networked computers and through its server application, system establishes signature which configures settings for all client programs.


7. Avira AntiVirus:

One of the most globaly recognized antivirus program, Avira was founded in 1988 by Tjark Auerbach, in Germany with the name “Luke Filewalker.” For its proactive detection performance, Avira has received numerous awards in the Internet security genre. This antivirus also possess utmost compatibility score with renowned network technologies.

6. AVG AntiVirus:

Derived from Anti Virus Guard, AVG was launched in Czechoslovakia in 1992. AVG’s link scanner technology provides real-time security against malwares which are driven by downloads. The Internet Security Business Edition of AVG has created a landmark in safeguarding the workstations and file servers along with Microsoft SharePoint server and e-mail server.

5. ESET NOD32 AntiVirus:

Usually called as NOD32, this antivirus was created in 1992 in Slovakia and still it is majorly appreciated by European IT workers. This antivirus is traded in two editions, Business edition and Home edition. This down-to-earth security software is the best tool to protect your computer from adware, keyloggers and dialers.

4. Webroot AntiVirus:

Founded by Steven Thomas in 1997 as a trace removal agent, this antivirus with Spy Sweeper is a comprehensive desktop security package. Constituting sophisticated layers of protection, this standalone antispy software protects your information from hackers by shielding your start-up programs, network, web browser as well as Windows.

3. BitDefender AntiVirus:

Launched in November 2001, this antivirus was developed by Softwin, a software company of Romania. With its sophistication in catching unknown viruses and impeccable approach for on-demand scanning, this antivirus has earned prestigious awards for its salient contribution in the field of Internet security.

2. Norton AntiVirus:

After acquring the “Peter Norton Computing” in August 1990, Symantec Corporation has developed and distributed the Norton antivirus which is worldwide famous for using signatures and heuristics for the identification of viruses. In order to identify the configuration of computer, an alphanumeric code is generated which links up with the product key.


1. Kaspersky AntiVirus:

This Russian ‘Bloodhound’ was developed in 1997 by Natalia Kaspersky and Eugene Kaspersky, which offers a variety of security applications for Internet users. Salient features of this antivirus include catching and removing trojans, viruses, adware, worms, spyware and keyloggers with real-time protection.