Good antivirus on devices is very important, especially on windows machines. At work we used McAfee Enterprise for years with good results even though they’ve not remained the best solution. We initially went with them as at the time, nobody else offered Enterprise level support for both PC and Mac. They were always high in system resource use, something I can’t have on my Home PC.
So at home I’ve used VIPRE for sometime as they originally had minimal resource use and gave good protection. Over the years they’ve seem to have lost ground when compared to other products especially with zero day exploit detection. That said, I’ve had good results with them and my machine stayed clean but I’m also pretty careful about the sites I visit.
My subscription for VIPRE expires in 2 days so I’ve been looking for alternatives. The renewal is $39.99.
I think I’m going to give Webroot Antivirus a shot for the sale price of $19.99… It’s and Editor’s choice at PCMag but I’m a little concerned about it’s lack of participation in 3rd party testing though. I like the technology behind it and PCMag did get very good results and reported 2 good third party results as well.