People often ask me what is the best Antivirus software for them to run? Because of this, I decided to create this short article.
Firstly, I say a product that is up-to date! After that I explain that nowadays there are more threats to your PC and Mac from spyware, adware, crapware, and the worst of all: ransomware – which are not all covered by antivirus solutions, and that’s where Malwarebytes comes in.
Malwarebytes not only protects your computer from malware but does a better job of cleaning up an infected PC or Mac than anything I have come across.
I recently spent several hours on a remote support session with an overseas user. Their laptop had become so slow that it was almost unusable. After running the clean-up routines included in Malwarebytes, the laptop was back to normal. The customer was so pleased, that he upgraded to the Premium version.
I believe a layered security approach is sometimes better than having all eggs in one basket. Whether you pay for antivirus software or not, I would recommend running Malwarebytes alongside it. With this combination, you will have the best protection against ransomware, infected websites, emerging threats and scams.
When it comes to free antivirus solutions, I prefer the combined Microsoft solution. This is because it doesn’t nag you to upgrade to the paid-for version which regularly happens with other free antivirus products that I have encountered.