What Are Some Good Malware Protection Programs?


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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.

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What Are Some Good Malware Protection Programs?
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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.

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