Top Antivirus Software of 2011

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As the digital age progresses, computers become more efficient and − especially for businesses − mandatory.
However, with the growth of technology comes the proliferation of viruses, each more sinister and harmful than the last, ready to manipulate and destroy every piece of information it could access.
Luckily, software companies are on their guard against these viruses, and they have improved their services over the years. For 2011, here is a list of the best antivirus software you can find on the market:

1. Vipre Antivirus
Is one of the newest antivirus software on the market, so it's not yet quite as popular as, say, McAfee, Kaspersky, or Avast. Nonetheless, it can still kick some virus behind and get the job done. It fared well in the three main areas of antivirus protection: prevention, detection, and removal. It does not slow down your computer, and while it is not the easiest software to install, its installation process is by no means difficult either − it just requires a restart.

2. BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011
offers remote management of networks and also blocks transmission of user-defined data. Its user-friendly interface displays the tools most used by the user. It also gives you a choice to display basic, intermediate, or expert antivirus tools. It scans in the background, all the while leaving your computer's performance unaffected. Today, BitDefender remains one of the most recommended programs to use.

3. McAfee Antivirus
is one of the world's first computer antivirus software. Being one of the industry's pioneers, McAfee has gained enough experience to offer superbly advanced features and technology: It blocks computer viruses within milliseconds. It is 8 times faster than its previous versions. It also provides better protection from malicious Web sites compared to other programs.
McAfee's main disadvantage is that it is a little slower than other software. Nonetheless, McAfee is still one of the best antivirus programs that users can buy.

4. Norton Antivirus 2011
Is created by another antivirus pioneer. This software provides a wide range of protection and features that work on all angles. Regular updates on the software ensure that your computer is always closely protected. Suspicious behavior is monitored using Norton's SONIC 3 behavioral protection feature.
5. Avast Pro Antivirus.
You can't go wrong with this award-winning antivirus software. It has a good reputation and an enviable track record for its efficient protection against malware and viruses. Its built-in protection against trojans, spyware and other threats makes it an ideal software for most users.

6. Kaspersky Antivirus
Is one of the most popular antivirus software today. The program does not just protect users from common threats such as trojans, worms and spyware, but it also shields your computer from new and emerging threats that other antivirus programs may not yet detect. The 2011 update has an easy-access desktop gadget that enables you to use the software in an instant. The program also has the ability to scan Web sites and e-mails for malicious software.
7. ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4
Is another trusted antivirus software for protecting your computer efficiently against threats. This one has a proactive program that enables protection while surfing online while maintaining the efficient performance of your computer.
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