Best antivirus software for Windows Home User: 2018

Protecting your computer from viruses and malware is very important if you want to keep your files and personal data safe from hackers. The question is, then, which antivirus software is best for Windows 10? AVTest has released the findings of the antivirus software test for Home users and the results are surprising. Let’s take a look.

Best antivirus software for Windows Home User

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Antivirus software with full Protection rating of 6:

  • Avira
  • Bitdefender
  • BullGuard
  • Kaspersky
  • eScan
  • Norton.

Each antivirus program from the above list have all 6 ratings right across the board, therefore, if you can afford to purchase these premium products, then go on right ahead. However, if you’re unable to afford the cash, then Windows Defender and the Avast Free Antivirus are perfect for the job because they’re not far off.

Every Windows 10 computer comes with Windows Defender as the default antivirus program, and according to the latest evaluation from the folks at AVTest, Windows Defender is not bad at all. In terms of protection, the product is rated 5.5 out of a maximum of 6. On the Performance side, the rating here is a 5.5, while it gets a full 6 stars when it comes down to Usability.

Clearly, this software has come a long way since the days of old. Microsoft has surely done a splendid job to improve Windows Defender into a tool that is more than capable of being your default protector for the entire life of your computer.

We suspect that in due time, folks won’t have to spend money on antivirus programs ever again because the free options are slowly becoming just as good. Only enterprise businesses may have to throw money around while home users live the dream.

Now, it should be noted that the latest AVTest evaluation took place in October of 2018. It should be interesting to see what changes in the months to come as vendors continue to improve their products.

By the way, did anyone remember a time when Norton antivirus was terrible? Now it ranks among the top. Malwarebytes, by the way, did not make their ‘Top’ list.

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