Some highly-rated malware protection programs are Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Kaspersky Antivirus, F-Secure Anti-Virus, Norton Antivirus Plus and Avast Pro Antivirus, as of 2015. These programs receive a rating of at least 8.92 out of 10, reports Top Ten Reviews.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus detected malware effectively in anti-malware tests performed by AV-Test, an independent software testing lab. This software detected and removed all malware samples, including 151 samples of new malware, in these tests on the Windows 7 and Windows 8 platforms. This software also notifies users of available Windows security patches and reminds them of out-of-date applications. The USB immunizer of Bitdefender Antivirus Plus scans flash drives against malware and provides enhanced privacy features to protect users against phishing websites. Top Ten Reviews gives this software a perfect rating.
Kaspersky Antivirus offers both cloud-based and offline malware protection, and it scored 5.5 out of 6 in anti-malware tests performed by AV-Test. This software offers a wide range of customization features and allows users to set security rules for individual applications and websites. It receives a rating of 9.8 out of 10 from Top Ten Reviews. F-Secure received a perfect score from AV-Test for detecting all the malware samples and a score of 9.2 out of 10 for its ability to remove malware. It receives an overall rating of 9.35 out of 10 from Top Ten Reviews.