In sales, they say that you’re only as good as your last month’s figures. Ditto for antivirus software. And right now, BitDefender, Kaspersky, and Qihoo 360 are the best in the business.
AV-Test, one of the two leading antivirus testing houses, released its February antivirus ratings for Windows 8.1 PCs early Wednesday, assessing the 27 or so available antimalware packages on protection, performance, and usability. The results shouldn’t surprise you: The bigger names in the industry rose to the top, while at the bottom—as usual—sat Microsoft.
The bottom line: The message is pretty simple: If you’re just using Microsoft’s built-in antivirus tools to protect your PC, you’re fooling yourself. Either invest in a paid solution or else download a free version from the top vendors. No antivirus solution is perfect, but you need to give yourself a fighting chance.
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