Analyzing the Top 5 Email Virus Protection Software

We’ve all received sketchy emails. From emails from the alleged “prince of Nigeria” to other elaborate scams, inboxes are filled with viruses. Sure, most of the obvious virus-ridden emails are sent directly to scams. However, some emails disguise themselves by appearing to have come from credible senders. By opening email attachments filled with viruses, there’s a pretty good chance the data on your hard drive will be affected. The best way to protect yourself is by using antivirus software.


Bitdefender Antivirus

Bitdefender Antivirus is available on both Mac and Windows. One license covers up to 10 devices, giving each of them rock-solid protection.


One of Bitdefender's highlighted features is its safepay banking protection. This ensures that your banking information is secure, regardless of what website you bank on. You’re also provided with privacy tools to ensure that advertisers do not track you. Most importantly, you are provided with web protection. Bitdefender will automatically scan attachments that arrive in your inbox.


Norton Antivirus

Norton is one of the leading names in the antivirus space. Again, both Windows and Mac are covered. However, one license is only good for one device. This may be costly, but the features are worth the price tag.

Like all other antivirus software on this list, Norton protects your inbox from malicious attachments. However, Norton goes beyond just basic protection. Included in the software is a whole suite of features targeted towards maintaining your computer, ensuring it runs as smoothly as possible. In addition to this, Norton bundles a built-in backup tool ensuring all your files are safe in case anything goes wrong.


Kaspersky Total Security

Third on this list is Kaspersky Total Security. Based on independent tests, Kaspersky provides nearly perfect malware detection. This means that no matter what kind of malware an infected email contains, it will show up on Kaspersky’s radar. Kaspersky was able to detect several viruses that were not visible to other antivirus software’s scans.


Perhaps the only downside to sticking to Kaspersky is its heavy system footprint. When performing comprehensive scans, Kaspersky tends to utilize lots of system resources. This can bog down performance when using your computer for other tasks.


Trend Micro Maximum Security

What makes Trend Micro unique is that it comes with its very own secure web browser. The browser was made from scratch by Trend Micro, ensuring that every facet of it is secure. It may not work as well as more popular browsers such as Chrome, but in terms of security it is an absolute beast.


Sophos Home Premium

Sophos is a no-frills antivirus software. It’s inexpensive and quite easy to navigate. It has good malware protection but may lack more advanced features. If you’re just looking for a quick solution for your antivirus needs, Sophos may be the choice for you.