We all want to believe that we chose the best antivirus software for the protection of our hardware and we all want that software to be as cost efficient as possible. So which antivirus should we choose: paid antivirus or free antivirus, and what is the difference between the two?
The most pronounced difference between paid and free antivirus software is the price. However, free antivirus is not necessarily the way to go when trying to protect your computer against viruses and hackers. Selecting an antivirus depends on your operating system and your user needs, in addition to your budget.
Free antivirus software usually provides customers with only the basics when it comes to computer protection. Free antivirus software will scan, auto scan and remove viruses from your computer. If you are a run of the mill Internet and computer user then free antivirus software should answer all of your basic needs.
If, however, you are a business owner or a heavy web user then the best choice for you would be paid antivirus software. Paid antivirus software is usually divided into two types: the regularly paid antivirus software and premium antivirus. As you may have already guessed, premium antivirus will cost you more than the regular paid kind, but will also equip you with a multitude of additional features which you would not normally get with regular, paid antivirus software.
For example, premium antivirus software will allow you to speed up your computer as well as your web experience, ensuring that your computer or Internet connection do not crash or freeze up, which is imperative when you are a business owner and your income depends on the viability and accessibility of your website. In addition, premium antivirus software will also allow you to check links and make sure that they are good, as well as block hackers more efficiently and scan your computer for viruses at a faster rate.