For many users, the deciding factor in selecting an antivirus is the cost.
This can sometimes be a good thing and other times, not so much. The good news, however, is that almost all programs offer some type of 30-Day free trial (these trials allow you to “try before you buy”).
Beyond that, the next consideration can sometimes be how many devices you need to cover. If you have quite a few devices that you want to protect, this can be a major consideration.
Some anti-virus programs allow you to cover an unlimited number of devices whereas others only allow you to cover up to three devices – something to keep in mind.
Beyond that, another consideration (perhaps the most important of all) is what kind of protection you’re actually getting for what you’re paying or (in a free sense) not paying – but using nonetheless.
This is where independent real-world protection tests come in.
There’s a website that does recurring tests of which products protect you they way you want to be protected, or not.
The website is:
According to their website, they are:
“an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises.”
This website is definitely a tool that you can use to help you make a more informed decision on which anti-virus program will work best for you.