If you are concerned
about the security of the data stored on your PC then you will agree that
itís vital to install the right antivirus and firewall software. Ideally an
antivirus and firewall software should meet the two following criteria: 1)
It should provide top notch protection. 2) It should have a negligible
impact on your PC performance.
I tend to think itís
better to avoid freeware: like for everything else, you should expect to get
what you pay for and I am not sure you can get the best level of security if
you donít take your credit card out of your wallet and pay a small yearly
fee. From my point of view, my data is worth more than my car and itís quite
OK to pay $50 or $100 per year to get optimal antivirus protection. After
all I pay a lot more than that for car insurance.
Another thing to
consider when choosing an antivirus and firewall software is the impact on
PC performance. As you might have noticed, some antivirus software can slow
down a PC to the point of running you insane. In fact, choosing the right
antivirus software might be more important than choosing the right processor
and the right amount of memory.
I personally use
Bitdefender. Bitdefender is a reputable antivirus software provider and I am
confident their product offers optimal protection. Equally important is the
fact that Bitdefender has a very low footprint on the PCís resources.
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