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Cybercriminals are constantly improving their techniques, so you require a comprehensive antivirus to guard against the latest threats. A good antivirus program will detect, scan for and eliminate trojans, viruses, worms and spyware. Certain antivirus programs offer additional security options like a virtual personal network, password management and parental controls as well as protection against phishing.

Antivirus software must also protect you from rootkits and keyloggers that secretly record all the information you input on your keyboard including passwords and credit card numbers. It should also prevent ransomware, which could take over your computer and hold files hostage until you pay a ransom.

The most effective antivirus software will have a high detection rate for known malware and consistently excellent scores in independent labs for testing. A reputable security suite will also have other security features, like an algorithm-based detection system which looks for the kinds of behavior that viruses tend to display. It should also include a firewall, and a few software packages have a sandboxing option that lets you run suspicious applications in a virtual environment that will not cause harm.

A reputable antivirus program updates often, typically once or twice per day. It should be compatible with a wide range of devices, including PCs, Macs, smartphones and smart homes. Certain antivirus programs offer cheap price introductory offers. Some offer monthly or annual subscriptions, while others charge per device. The cost of a security program should be based on the variety of devices and types it protects, the frequency of updates and user-friendliness and other security features.