Malware Protection for 2016 – 5 Top Choices for Today’s Security Demands

| August 23, 2016

Malware Protection for 2016 – 5 Top Choices for Today’s Security Demands

Antivirus software may be essential to preventing infection in a computer system, but nothing removes malware from a diseased program like specified malware protection. Stand-alone or combined in an antivirus package, a malware remover is an airtight way of finding and wiping out malicious software or programs from any computer or device. While some network security pundits have questioned whether malware protection is altogether necessary, the ongoing number of security threats that companies and individuals face show that combining quality antivirus software and malware maneuvers ensures the best possible protection.

Looking at both combination software and stand-alone services, the top five best malware protection services for 2016 include:

  1. Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus – As an entire antivirus package, Webroot SecureAnywhere is a reasonably priced unique scanner that is fast, highly effective, and doesn’t drain resources. For PC or Mac, this program received Editor’s Choice in PC Magazine reviews. Operating off cloud-based servers, the endpoint security program is known to stop threats and prevent zero-day attacks more effectively than any other traditional antivirus. It also includes real-time cloud-predictive malware protection. Utilize the easy-access user panel to see recent scans and request on-demand scans. After the scan and cleanup of malware, Webroot scans again just to make sure you’re all clear.
  2. HitmanPro – HitmanPro is a big shot among second opinion scanners. Known for detecting deeply-entrenched malware, HitmanPro combines its own database with cloud-based scanning to supplement major antivirus engines Bitdefender, Kapersky, and Emsisoft. This top program also operates on behavioral-based technology, helping it detect and scan unknown threats according to behavior. Above all, this scanner is speedy and does not bog down your computer’s resources. Although it’s not free, you receive 30 days’ free detection and scanning before paying a reasonable monthly rate.
  3. Emsisoft Antimalware – A little more expensive than the others but well worth the price, Emsisoft employs two engines to scan and block malicious or unwanted programs. One engine is its own built-in antivirus database and the other is the Bitdefender antivirus engine, making this program a pro behavioral-based blocking software. You’ll also benefit from perks like Surf protection, real-time file guard, and a user-friendly interface that is streamlined and low-maintenance. Try it for 30 days free and then choose to buy on a monthly basis, with the possibility for renewal reward points.
  4. Malwarebytes – Well-known and loved, Malwarebytes, or Antimalware, can be found on a variety of devices across the world. Strictly an on-demand scanner and malware cleaner, this program is effective and free and comes with an easy-to-use dashboard. You can also purchase a paid option that delivers real-time protection, which works in the background and proactively stops any malware before it enters your system. Either version is compatible alongside almost all antivirus programs.
  5. Zemana Antimalware -- Zemana is new on the scene, but has been found to be effective against malware and adware. Built on cloud-based antivirus scanning, the on-demand scanner reduces detection times for new virus outbreaks and increases zero-hour detection rates for all types of malware. Along with removing unwanted apps and browser add-ons, it finds and removes deeply embedded advanced threats such as rootkits. It also scans thousands of files per second and is compatible with other antivirus programs. Zemana comes with a free 15-day trial and low monthly post-trial fee.
  6. Malware protection can’t eradicate all your network’s enemies on its own, but when combined with solid antivirus software, you have a duo that can block out even the most sinister threats. For more questions about malware protection program, give us a call. We’re ready to help you stay secure.