Your computer’s security is not negotiable if you value the information stored in your computer. If your computer isn’t safe, your information is in jeopardy, and the system itself could be open to ruin. There are quite a number of security programs available for the protection of computers against spyware, malware, worms, and viruses. Below are a few of the top security programs of 2012 and a quick review of each.
This security program does not disappoint as it is quick to install, quick to run, and effective in the detection of threats. The installation of Kaspersky 2012 is quick just like its predecessors and other internet programs from Kaspersky. The program first scans for the presence of any conflicting programs in the computer, and if there are none, the installation commences. The program then requires a download of database update, and with a fast internet connection, this should not take long.
Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 is not as feature-packed as their internet security program, but it sure has a lot for the type of program it is. The layout used is impressive and incredibly easy to use, helping to make it a good choice for many users.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2012
Panda is another effective security program and with an inclusion of a firewall, a wide range of features, and the ability to run on old computers. The installation of this program is rather fast and straightforward. After the installation, the program’s interface will appear in white text and black background. This is not a great interface, but most people do not have an issue with it.
You will need to install the relevant updates so as to enjoy the different features the program has to offer. Security programs are simply that and if you want more features, you should think about purchasing the internet security versions. This program however offers more than most programs as it has a firewall, anti-spam, parental control, and Panda Safe browser. It also has Panda USB Vaccine which disables auto-run on any USB devices. This program is fast with a full scan taking about 20 minutes depending on your PC, and quick scans take seconds.
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus 2012
This security program is easy to use, has fast installation, and a good detection rate. The process of downloading the installer is an affair that takes only a few minutes. When the installation process starts, the actual process only takes a short time.
The program keeps everything simple, and this is something those who are not computer experts will appreciate. Though it is without the many features found in other 2012 security programs, the Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus has all the minimums you need. This program is effective and satisfies the basic requirements of a security program.
BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012
BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012 scores very well in protection tests, is easy for novices to use, and offers a rather strong identity theft protection. Installing the program will take quite longer as compared to other security programs in 2012, but this is basically because this program offers more features than most of these other security programs. The slow installation is also because the program will scan your computer as part of the installation process; there will, therefore, be no need to scan after the program installs.
BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012 has some of the features you will only see in more expensive programs. The program is quite effective and requires minimum efforts from the user in maintenance and PC security. This makes it a very good choice for many users looking for great value.