Video:Best Antivirus Software for Windowswith Greg Creech
The best antivirus software for Windows comes from the three best know programs: Norton, McAfee and AVG. Learn more about what these antivirus softwares can do for Windows computers in this About.com video.See Transcript
Transcript:Best Antivirus Software for Windows
Hi I’m Greg Creech and I’m going to be your computer tutor today. I’m here for About.com we want to talk about the best antivirus software for windows.
Big Three Antivirus Software
There’s what I call the big three. So the big three that I want to talk about with using the antivirus software are Norton, McAfee and also the AVG package. What you want to look for, virus protection. Now those are virus protection against traditional kinds of viruses; items like Trojan horses. So you want to look at not online virus protection, but also things like identity fraud, look at online protections against tracking cookies.
The other thing is PC maintenance. They’re great about doing maintenance items like defragmentation for your hard drive doing clean up disk and other items like that. They offer online chatting. They offer all types of online support options for you.
What is Offered in Antivirus Software
Norton, so lets look at some of the items that Norton offers that also McAfee and AVG offer. You can have things like monthly reporting that shows you the number of items that is found and protected from you. And the other thing is I have it performing weekly full system scans. Full system scans will slow down your computer. You can have them so that they automatically run when you’re not using the computer. You can set up schedules so you can have them run in the middle of the evening if you’re not computing late at night.
They all offer the same kinds of features and benefits and some of those again that you want to make sure that traditional kinds of viruses, online kinds of malware, phishing sites you want to be careful of, identity theft, and using it for back up storage as well as using it for maintenance of your PC. So those are some of the important items in software packages that I can recommend for you.
So please see About.com for more information. Thank you and have safe computing.