Free Vs Paid Antivirus Software

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Free Vs Paid Antivirus Software

21st February 2019

The most basic levels of antivirus products are free and paid antivirus, suites and premium suites, As you move up levels you usually get more features such as parental controls, mail filters, identity theft protection, device location, firewalls and system performance tools. But to determine whether a paid subscription is worth it, we offer a comparison below:

Free Antivirus

Advantages

  • Free
  • Unlimited malware signature updates which are installed automatically
  • Most offer web browser add-ons
  • Offer same user interface as paid versions
  • The detection rates are very similar to paid versions
  • They are faster than their paid counterparts hence are not as resource demanding

Disadvantages

Offer only a minimum level of protection
Very few of them offer a firewall
Most of them do not support behavioral malware detection (method to detect brand new malware outbreaks)
They display annoying advertisements and reminders to upgrade to a paid version
They offer no technical support
They are not suitable for businesses or business users since the free antivirus software only come with a personal license

Paid Antivirus / Security Suites

Advantages

Typically, they include add-on software such as firewalls, parental controls, identity theft protection software and backup software
Better at detecting newest threats
Offer Tech Support
Scan faster than their free alternatives
No advertisements

Disadvantages

Cost of purchase and cost of annual subscription
More resource demanding making your computer slower

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