Avast’s free antivirus app does a good job of identifying malware-related due diligence checklist startup files, and its Internet Security suite comes with strong web protections, ransomware protection, a shredder for files, and optimization tools for maximizing disk space. Premium plans include features like the use of a VPN parental control, parental controls and a password manager.
McAfee Total Protect’s security application has a solid malware scanner that has scored highly in independent lab tests, and also a dark web monitor and social media tracker that scans the internet for your personal information in the event that it’s compromised. Its ID theft tools include a reliable dark web scan as well as a tool that tracks the status your SSN on the registry’s website. Its secure VPN is available in more than 48 countries, but it lacks certain features, such as split-tunneling and a kill switch.
Bitdefender’s mobile antivirus is extremely fast in its scanning and requires only a small amount of system resources. Its speed impact in tests was 100%. It also offers a wealth of benefits like the ability to use a VPN that is free of data limits as well as a password manager. Its premium plans can be expensive.