How We Rate
We created our Antivirus.Best website as an easy way for you to compare the key features of the leading brands in a antivirus category. There are quite a few things we consider when we put together a list, especially when it comes to deciding how to order the featured brands. Let’s take a look at the most important ones.
Our goal is to save you time by simplifying and clarifying the buying process, so we only present products and services that our reviewers have evaluated as the best examples of their kind. We make every effort to stay up to date by modifying or adding to the list to reflect changes in the market.
To get top marks, an antivirus package needs to include all of the essentials, including smart anti-malware and anti-spyware, browsing protection and email security. Additionally, we also rate extra features that you might find useful, like parental controls, social media protection, and anti-phishing security.
Fast Software Speed
In an ideal world antivirus software would offer complete protection with zero impact on your computer’s performance. Unfortunately, antivirus suites have to perform a lot of heavy lifting behind the scenes and this can have a small and sometimes noticeable effect on things like opening apps, moving files, and so on.
Ease of Use
Antivirus software has become increasingly complex over recent years. Here we rate how easy it is to set up the different elements of the antivirus suite, and how much user intervention is required to ensure crucial scans are performed and that important software updates are installed.
Value for Your Wallet
We always consider the total cost of a package when we decide upon its overall review score. When it comes to antivirus there can be several differences between the brands, both with regard to the level of protection offered and the number of devices protected.
We also review past and current awards that each antivirus software receives within the industry. This insures that our ratings and evaluation of each software is aligned with other trusted experts opinions.
Third-Party Performance Tests
Although we do our due diligence to test performance of each software to all extents, we currently have no capacity to test it on lab levels. Therefore we rely on data from third-party sources to bring you the full picture when it comes to software performance.
Help and Customer Support
Customer support is an important consideration when it comes to choosing the right website builder.We rate sites on the speed and quality of the support they offer when you need it. Our rating also takes into consideration things like forums and help center documentation.
Existing Customer Feedback
We encourage our users to rate, comment and share their experiences. Customer reviews and ratings get the most weight in our evaluation, but we also consider user comments, especially when they reveal long-term issues or complaints that might not emerge during the review process.
Popularity with Our Users
Data gives us a clear picture of how our users feel about a particular brand. We can measure interest in each company’s product or service by monitoring the number of users who visit their website, as well as the conversion rate. The conversion rate measures how many people sign up with – or purchase from a – brand after visiting their website to learn more.