10 Best Antivirus Software Comparison for 2014

The best way to choose antivirus software is by comparing all the key features to program that offers the level of protection you are looking for. Most antivirus software offers protection for multiple PCs for a higher cost. They also offer multi-year licenses for protection. To make the comparisons fair, we show the cost to protect 1 PC for 1 year. The costs for the multiple PC versions are also listed.

All of these antivirus programs offer a great level of protection, but some features do vary. To assist you, we have compared the top 10 best antivirus software to help make your choice easier and quicker.

Best Antivirus Software - Bitdefender Featured Antivirus Software - Kaspersky

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Cost $39.95 $39.95 $39.99 $49.99 $39.99 $44.99 $39.95 $29.95 $39.99 $39.99
Overall Rating
minusRatings
Price
Features
Ease of Use
Protection
Level
Performance
Customer
Support
minusPricing Plans (1 Year Subscription)
1 PC $39.95 $39.95 $39.99 $49.99 $39.99 $44.99 $39.95 $29.95 $39.99 $39.99
3 PCs $49.95 $59.95 $39.99 None $54.99 $46.99 $59.95 None $49.99 $59.99
5 PCs $79.95 $99.95 None $89.99 $84.99 $72.99 $79.95 None $79.99 $99.99
10 PCs $139.95 $179.95 None $149.99 $139.99 None $129.95 None $129.99 None
minusFeatures
Heuristics Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
ID Theft
Protection
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported
Secure
Network
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Rescue Mode
(Boot CD)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported
Laptop Mode Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported
Gamer Mode Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported
Auto USB
Detection
Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusProtection
AV Test
Protect Score
(Windows 7)
6.0
6.0
5.5
5.5
5.0
4.5
5.5
6.0
5.0
3.5
AV Test
Protect Score
(Windows XP)
5.5
5.5
6.0
5.5
5.0
5.0
5.0
6.0
5.5
4.0
AV
Comparatives
Protect Rating
Advanced+
Advanced+
Advanced+
Advanced+
Advanced
Advanced
Advanced
Not Rated
Advanced
Advanced
Viruses /
Spyware
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Trojans /
Worms
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Anti-Rootkit Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Anti-Phishing Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported
Web
Browsing
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Email Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Instant
Messaging
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Supported
Registry
Startup Scan
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Supported Supported
Vulnerabilities Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusScanning
Real-time
Scan
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
On Demand
Scan
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Schedule
Scan
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Exclude
Files
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Quarantine
Files
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Auto-Clean
Files
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
minusUpdates
Automatic
Virus
Definitions
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Update
Frequency
Hourly Hourly Hourly 5-15min Hourly 15min Hourly Hourly Hourly Hourly
minusOS Support
Windows 7
(32-Bit)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows 7
(64-Bit)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows Vista
(32-Bit)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows Vista
(64-Bit)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows XP
(32-Bit)
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Windows XP
(64-Bit)
Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported
minusCustomer Support
Phone Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Extra Cost Supported
Email Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Live Chat Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
Tutorials Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Knowledge
Base / Forum
Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
 
 
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