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To stay safe from hackers, you should be using a strong, unique password for each and every account, including online shopping, banking, social media, and email acounts. That means a minimum of eight characters, a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers, and special characters.
Weak or easily guessable passwords, such as your birthday, are at risk of being hacked. According to Verizon, 63% of all data breaches involve weak, reused, or stolen passwords.
While our full list of the best antivirus programs narrows down the top 10 options out of a total of 47, the list below has only three. Why? Because not every antivirus offers parental control tools. And while many may offer the service, only a handful actually did it well in our tests. So which ones are best for keeping your children safe?
We’ll list them below, and tell you why we picked them.
Having an antivirus to protect your PC and mobile devices is essential. And while a full-fledged antivirus usually requires an investment, there are a handful of truly free antivirus options to consider as a light or short-term solution, depending on your needs.
Is a Free Antivirus Good Enough?
We did some investigating and found some significant differences between paid and free, usually in the range of features offered and the technical support provided to customers. After all, you get what you pay for.
But that doesn’t mean that free antivirus programs are limited. Some decent ones like the ones we suggest below still offer great features such a firewall and phishing protection. But just be aware that they may not have absolutely everything you need and technical support may be limited.