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Tips on Choosing the Right Antivirus

Antivirus PC is not working properly? Confused in choosing the best antivirus? The following tips will help you choose a suitable antivirus for your computer. Not only the best antivirus, but also effective.


Consider your activities


Is your computer connected to the internet? Frequent use of the internet? If yes, you should choose an online antivirus protection features. Another case if you did not connect a computer to the internet. Pretty standard antivirus to protect your computer.

So what distinguishes standard antivirus and antivirus on the internet? It's easy. Usually standard antivirus will only list the brand and the 'virus' word. While antivirus for internet is usually coupled with the 'internet' word.

In addition to these characteristics there are also antiviral use the word "smart" or "total" for the internet version. Examples ESET Smart Security and Bit Defender Total Security.

If you are still not sure whether the antivirus is the standard version or for the internet, just ask the dealer. But remember, not all sellers know the difference. I myself was never fooled. When asked, the salesman said internet security version, after cleaning is the standard version of the antivirus.


Computer specs


Note the specification of your computer. Is your computer meets the system requirements antivirus?

If you have an old computer, do not select the latest antivirus. Your computer may not be able to run the latest antivirus. If imposed, the computer will work very hard. From my experience, the latest antivirus is still able to run smoothly on a computer or laptop in purchasing a maximum of 4 years ago.

Free or paid?

Free Antivirus is usually enough to be used on a standard computer, not connected to the internet, and not too often incorporate flash or other removable storage (eg, memory cards, external hard disks, etc.).

However, if you are an active computer user, all your work using the computer, store important files, often online, then you have to use a paid antivirus. Antivirus pay offer better protection than the free version.

In the next article I will explain about the comparison of free and paid antivirus.


Additional feature


Do you need the extra features of an antivirus? For example, a password manager? Gaming Mode? Parental controls? Select the antivirus with the features you need. Do not be greedy with the anti-virus that has many additional features. Antivirus with many extra features usually heavy to run, and as a result the computer is very slow.


Read the review


After choosing antivirus you want to use, read reviews antivirus. Is a product that is often conceded a virus or not? How does she look? Reading the various reviews. If necessary, ask your friends who already use it.

It is important that you will not regret choosing antivirus, especially if you want to use paid antivirus.


Conclusion


The conclusion of the above points is the best antivirus is an antivirus that suits your needs. If the computer will excessive weight. However, if too simple will also harm your computer. What do you think? You have any other tips for selecting the best antivirus?

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