Whether it’s browser hijackers grabbing your search page, or the latest ransomware encrypting all your files, every PC needs a sterling antivirus package to keep threats at bay.
Don’t rely on Microsoft’s very own Windows Defender to keep you safe. Sure, it’s free and easy to use, but independent tests show its protection rates regularly dip below 90%, compared to 99.x% for the leading competition.
This doesn’t mean you have to start spending big money. Opting for a free solution doesn’t have to mean compromising your security – there are some great freebie tools around.
Don’t automatically rule out paid products, though. Commercial packages often (although not always) deliver the best protection, and sometimes include extras like password managers, web filtering, anti-phishing tech and more. If you’re looking for the maximum security, at least consider parting with some cash.