Avira is a top antivirus program that also offers a decent VPN service for just $3.99/month. Its malware scanners scored highly in both independent and hands-on testing labs, and it has great features, such as a password manager that saves 15 logins or credit card transactions and a privacy-focused no-logs policy. Its free Android app has a 300 MB limit per day and can be purchased as part of a premium plan that includes unlimited data for its VPN, parental controls, and other security tools.
The free Avast app is great in detecting malware. its Internet Security Suite comes with a strong web protection, a ransomware guard, file shredder, as well as optimization tools for storage space. Premium plans include additional features like a password manager, parental controls and an VPN with servers located in more than 55 places.
McAfee Total Protection’s security software has a solid malware scanner that scored high in independent lab tests, as well as a dark web monitor as well as a social media tracker that searches the web for your personal data in the event that it’s been compromised. Its ID theft features include a reliable dark web scan, as well as a tool which lets you track the status of your SSN on the registry’s website. Its secure VPN has servers in more than 48 countries, but it’s lacking certain features, such as split-tunneling and the kill switch.
Bitdefender’s mobile anti-virus app is quick in its scanning and requires only a small amount of system resources. The speed of its application was 100 percent in tests, and it has many great extra features like a password manager and a VPN that has no data limitations. The premium plans may be a bit pricey.