Due to the global pandemic, work from home is now a necessity. This has increased the potential entry points for cybercriminals to infiltrate your network. Now more than ever, businesses need better cybersecurity protection. That’s why it’s important to choose the right antivirus software for your needs. If you’re in the market for one, consider the following points. Not all antivirus software solutions are the same. If you’re considering getting one, you need to identify what you need or what your company needs. Then do your research among the available options in the market. Here are a few things to consider when you shop for antivirus software.
1. Free or Paid?
Cost is a very important part of the decision-making process. While free always sounds great, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Most free antivirus software delivers only the most basic services. You may have to upgrade to the paid version to get comprehensive protection. Sometimes free software is riddled with adware and other software. Sometimes it is free because it collects your information and sells it to third-party groups.
2. Speed vs. Performance
Although antivirus software is perceived to be heavy, intrusive software that slows down a device, new technologies have resolved many speed and performance issues. Then, too, performance outweighs speed. So make sure your antivirus software does a thorough job and doesn’t compromise protection for the sake of speed. All it takes is one overlooked piece of malware that can bring down your whole system.
3. Compatibility With all Versions of Every Device You Own
There are plenty of devices in your home, purchased at different times. Always buy security and antivirus software that helps protect all the versions of every device you own.
4. Customer Service and Support
Before you put your trust in your antivirus software, make sure the company has a reputation for dealing with the changing threat landscape and for rapidly developing solutions to combat emerging threats. Better still, pick a company that responsively updates and informs customers about critical safety issues, offers excellent customer support, and includes a 100% money-back guarantee*.
5. Comprehensive Protection From Threats
Security and antivirus software should not only help protect you from well-known viruses and malware, but it should also detect other lesser-known threats, including harmful downloads, threats embedded in USB drives, and viruses and malware hidden inside email and messages.
Since cybercrime spares no one, robust security and antivirus software could be the most important app or software you decide to use on your device.