A Top Ten Reviews comparison picked Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Kaspersky Antivirus and F-Secure Antivirus as the three top malware protection programs for 2015. Each software is rated on categories such as malware detection, malware removal, features as well as help and support.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus scored highest among malware protection programs on the TopTenReviews.com comparison, achieving a perfect 10 points on each of the four grading categories. The software suite, which retails for approximately $30, was able to detect 100 percent of malware on a test system, 2 percent more effective than competing programs, and remove 95 percent of malware, 9 percent more complete than others.
In comparison, Kaspersky Antivirus, which retails for around $10 more than Bitdefender's program, achieved a 99 percent detection rate and a 94 percent removal effectiveness. The software, which received top marks for features as well as help and support, garnered an overall rating of 9.75 out of 10. Kaspersky Antivirus includes a vulnerability detection system, one-click security checks and a rootkit package detection option.
The F-Secure Antivirus suite also protects against rootkits, malware, spyware and computer viruses. Retailing at a comparable price to Kaspersky Antivirus, it detects 100 percent of malware on a test system, but has removal rate of 92 percent. It offers fewer features than either of the top anti-malware programs, scoring only 7.5 out of 10 on the Top Ten Reviews comparison.