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What is Personal Antivirus software?
Have you got a family member continuously clicking on links they really shouldn’t be? Maybe you’ve just watched Mr Robot and have since become wary of your computer’s fragile security. Either way, you might be wondering how to protect yourself from malicious viruses and software, like trojans and adware, that can potentially cost you money and more importantly, your security. The number of internet-connected devices per household is growing, and without sufficient protection, are devices and private data are more vulnerable than ever.
Antivirus software usually does a number of jobs, but primarily they are tasked with preventing malicious attacks and detection and removal of threats. Usually, a higher price tag means more features but this isn’t always the case.
Below, we’ve compared the entry-level products for the major providers of personal antivirus software. We’ve done our best to compare the most similar products from each provider based on price, the number of users and included features though it should be noted that there are many more options available.
|Provider||Plan||Price||Devices per license||Mobile||Free trial?|
|Norton Security Premium||$54.99||10||Android smartphones and iPhone covered||Free 30-day trial|
|Total Security||$59.99||5||Android smartphones and iPhone covered||Free 30-day trial|
The difference between Antivirus and Anti-Malware
Though “antivirus” is the more commonly used term, a virus is actually a specific type of malware. Malware is an umbrella term to describe the different kinds of damaging code, and a virus is malware that is created to duplicate itself and spread as far as it can – hence the name, virus. There are other kinds of malware, for example, trojan, worms, spyware, and adware.
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