Viruses are no longer the only threat to your system, so quality security suites need to provide comprehensive coverage. Comodo and Panda both offer the latest malware protection technology, along with a wide range of additional features that set the two programs apart.
Comodo’s sandboxing technology adds an extra layer of protection by launching files and apps in a virtual environment. Any infections can be identified and quarantined quickly. The software also uses cloud-based whitelisting to speed up the process. If you do suspect a problem, the Application Control locks down your computer and only uses programs that are known to be safe. The Game Mode stops pop-up notifications during gameplay and media streaming. While Comodo is only available for Windows, the company does offer free tools for Mac and Linux users.
Panda has an impressive 100% success rate at spotting malware, although it does have a frustrating issue with false positives. It includes anti-ransomware, a firewall, a VPN, Wifi Protection which alerts you about insecure networks, and external hardware scans that check USBs and other drives. The virtual keyboard lets you avoid keyloggers, and the parental controls are ideal if you have a young family. There are even physical-theft tools; the “Find My Device” features lets you remotely locate your machine and the software will take a photo from the front camera if three-failed log-in attempts occur.
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comodo protects my computer
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Both providers offer top-quality antivirus at reasonable prices, and each has specific extras that are worthwhile. However, currently, Panda is rated slightly higher due to its extensive list of features and innovative security.
The first thing to do is to understand what you need — all antiviruses come with different internet security tools to help you stay protected, so identifying what level of protection you want will help you figure out which product is right for you.
Some antiviruses have a virtual private network (VPN), some have safe browsing extensions, and some have a password manager. Some only work on certain operating systems, while others cover all operating systems across multiple devices.
A high-quality antivirus suite will detect, flag, and remove viruses and various types of malware. It will also offer real-time protection against all threats, regardless of whether you are browsing the internet, downloading software, shopping online, or opening email. For additional security, many antivirus suites offer a VPN, secure storage, and a password manager — these things all add several layers of protection against various cyber threats.
For more information on how antiviruses work, read this.
What do I need to look for when searching for an antivirus?
An antivirus needs to protect against all types of malware — trojans, rootkits, worms, spyware, viruses, ransomware, and anything else that might cause damage to your devices. This is done in a variety of ways, but the most essential feature of an antivirus is real-time protection — this makes sure that an active threat is effectively stopped before anything serious can happen.
Other things to look for include — excellent detection rates, fast system performance, included extra features (like a VPN, password manager, etc.), easy-to-use interface, good customer support, and overall value.