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Avira Free Antivirus for Mac Review

3.5

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac costs nothing, and it’s easy to use, but full access to all features requires a commercial upgrade.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Avira Antivirus Pro Review

2.5

Avira Antivirus Pro offers the same basic protection as Avira Free Security, plus a few added features that don't all work well. Stick with the free edition or, in a business setting, make a better and less expensive choice.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Antivirus Merger: NortonLifeLock to Acquire Avast

NortonLifeLock previously bought up another antivirus provider called Avira.

By Michael Kan

Avira Free Security Review

3.5

Avira Free Security goes beyond basic antivirus with dozens of security-related utilities. However, many require payment for full functionality.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Antivirus Protection for 2021

Antivirus software is critical for every PC. Without it, you risk losing your personal information, your files, and even the cash from your bank account. We've tested more than 40 utilities to help you pick the best antivirus protection for your computers.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Viruses, Malware, or Spyware: What's More Dangerous?

Your antivirus protects you from more than just viruses. Here's everything you need to know about the spyware, Trojans, ransomware, scareware, and other threats your security software should detect and neutralize.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Mac Antivirus Protection for 2021

Despite what you may have heard, your Apple computer is not immune to malware. We test the top contenders to identify those offering the best Mac antivirus protection.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Android Antivirus Apps for 2021

More phones run Android than any other mobile OS, and there's a correspondingly huge variety of malware. Based on our testing, these are the best Android antivirus apps to keep your devices safe.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2021

Windows Defender is improving, but you still shouldn't rely on it by itself. That doesn’t mean you have to pay extra, though! We’ve tested the top free antivirus apps so you can protect your PC for free.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Panda Dome Essential Review

3.0

As the name suggests, Panda Dome Essential includes all the antivirus essentials, but goes beyond the basics with suite-level features. It looks great, but its performance in testing doesn’t match its looks.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Panda Dome Essential (for Mac) Review

2.5

The Mac version of Panda Dome Essential costs as much as its Windows equivalent but offers nothing more than antivirus and a limited VPN, with an impossibly slow on-demand scan for malware.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Panda Free Antivirus Review

2.5

Panda Free Antivirus boasts an attractive user interface and an unusual USB vaccination feature, but it lacks protection against dangerous and fraudulent websites and earns mixed scores in our tests and lab tests.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Heimdal Premium Security Home Review

3.0

Heimdal Premium Security Home does everything you expect from an antivirus, but its pricing is out of line with the competition.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Heimdal Next-Gen Antivirus Home Review

3.0

Heimdal Next-Gen Antivirus Home scans for malware on demand, on access, and on schedule, but it lacks protection against dangerous and fraudulent websites.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Heimdal Threat Prevention Home Review

2.5

Heimdal Threat Prevention Home fends off dangerous and fraudulent websites as well as direct online attacks, but it omits the antivirus basics that consumers expect.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Spyware Protection Software for 2021

Any effective antivirus software should protect you against all types of malware, including spyware. Among the many antivirus apps and security suites we've reviewed, these top choices offer the best spyware protection.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Malware Removal and Protection Software for 2021

Malware comes in many forms, but one thing's for sure—you don't want it attacking your computer. We've tested nearly 100 anti-malware apps to help you find the the best malware protection and removal software for all your devices.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Adaware Antivirus Free Review

3.0

If you’re going to replace the antivirus built into Windows with a third-party free solution, you want one that will beat the OS's integrated protection. Adaware Antivirus Free is improving, but it still doesn’t meet that standard.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for Mac Review

4.0

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus is one of the fastest Mac antivirus scanners we've seen, and it provides especially good phishing protection in our testing, but some temporary glitches marred our testing.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus scans at high speed and uses just a trickle of your system’s resources. It earned excellent scores in our hands-on tests and can even roll back some ransomware activity.

By Neil J. Rubenking