2018 is slowly ending. The cyber security industry will remember it for a long time. It was during this period that interest in cryptocurrencies increased significantly. The trend of cryptojacking, or “digging” virtual coins without the knowledge and consent of the user is now a scourge and represents the largest percentage of threats on the Internet. And while phishing is still at the top, similar to botnets and DDoS attacks, unfortunately the cyber threat landscape for 2019 does not provide for easing cybercriminals’ actions. On the contrary. Fortunately, small businesses and private users are not left alone. Kaspersky Total Security 2019 is an effective remedy for the entire threat landscape reviewed in this article.
Bitdefender is one of the leaders in the security industry. This is an undeniable fact that has been confirmed by rankings, ratings, comments, tests and the popularity of the SDK programming interface. The software of this company is difficult to assess only from the perspective of the previous series 2018. The expansion of corporations to European markets was initiated 10 years ago. It is around this year that Bitdefender anti-viruses have systematically taken high places in security rankings. And to this day, engineers do not slow down – they keep pace with the best, and sometimes set new trends. End customers who use supplier products from Romania cannot complain.
Before the anti-virus program, which we know today Ad-Aware Antivirus Free, was created in 1999, the Canadian company Lavasoft released a tool (under the same name as the current AV) to inform users about tracking their online activities. Later, this tool was transformed into a typical anti-spyware program, which over time was transformed into an antivirus program capable of fighting all kinds of malware. The latest release of Ad-Aware Free Antivirus 11.3, just like the previous ones, has good real-time protection.
As a malware protection and firewall built into Windows, Windows Defender may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for top-notch protection against threats such as spyware and Trojans. Does this built-in tool have enough functionality to protect yourself from them, or should you look elsewhere? Here’s what I discovered during the review.
F-Secure Online Scanner is a free antivirus scanner. Thanks to it, we will be able to remove viruses, Trojan horses, spyware and other types of malware from the operating system. The F-Secure Online Scanner’s free virus scanner is based on cloud technology, which means that the signature database is stored on the manufacturer’s server, which means that the antivirus scanner is small. Antivirus not only scans the file stored on the hard disk, but also scans the operating memory. Memory scanning is designed to check the running processes.
Amiti Antivirus is a free and intuitive antivirus. The application provides real-time protection against viruses, Trojans and other malicious software. Amiti Free Antivirus is characterized by high speed, and it is based on the ClamAV engine. Antivirus also allows you to manually scan the operating system. Amiti Free Antivirus also has the option of scheduling tasks for individual days. An important advantage of the anti-virus is automatic updating of signature databases. Users looking for a free and intuitive antivirus program will appreciate the possibilities of the free Amiti Antivirus application. An additional advantage of the software ensuring security is the low demand of the system resources of the device, so that users will not feel the operation of the program during everyday work on the computer.
Avetix Free Antivirus is a free antivirus that protects the operating system in real time against various types of threats. Detected are viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware components and other malware. Avetix Free Antivirus will automatically block an infected file if it detects a threat. This antivirus also provides protection for the email. After receiving the mail, all attachments are scanned.
Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2019 is an antivirus created by the German company Ashampoo. The application has an easy user interface, so that less experienced people should not have problems using this program.
Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2019 provides real-time protection against viruses, Trojans, spyware and other malicious software. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that two antivirus engines are integrated – the program uses the recognized solutions of Bitdefender and Emsisoft. Despite the use of two independent anti-virus engines, Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2019 does not require a large amount of system resources.
AVG Antivirus Protection Free (formerly known as AVG Protection Free) is a free antivirus package that provides protection for computers with Microsoft Windows and MacOS operating systems and mobile devices with Google Android. This package consists of the AVG AntiVirus Free Edition program and the AVG Zen application, which allows you to manage the protection of all devices from one simple to use dashboard. AVG Antivirus Protection Free provides effective protection of PC and Mac computers and real-time mobile devices against viruses, Trojans, keyloggers, spyware, adware and other types of malware. It is worth mentioning the remote protection feature, which allows you to run a manual scan of a desktop or laptop computer from a smartphone or tablet with Google Android.
F-Secure Anti-Virus is one of the best anti-viruses available on the market. The application offers real-time protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans and other types of malicious software. Of course, there is also a scanner on demand. F-Secure Anti-Virus is distinguished by low demand for computer resources (RAM memory, processor), so it does not slow down the system. An additional advantage is the clear user interface, thanks to which no one should have any problems with F-Secure Anti-Virus support and with an understanding of the displayed messages.