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Key things to look for in windows antivirus software?

With so many windows antivirus products out there choosing the right one for you can prove to be a very tricky task. Antivirus software is absolutely essential for everyone that uses a device connected to the internet. Malware and hackers have improved drastically throughout the years and can now attack any device they wish with harmful malware. Make sure you are protected and make sure you know what to look for in antivirus software.

Constant protection

Viruses come in many forms and can attack at any time. It is, therefore, important that whatever antivirus software you choose provides constant protection of your devices. Make sure this is clearly stated in the product description. Some windows antivirus software is only operated on a manual scan basis. This is no good. Most forms of malware or adware are undetectable by users until it is too late. How do you know what to look for? That is the job of the antivirus software. Make sure it protects you 24/7.

Email protection

One of, if not the most popular way malware finds its way onto your device is through your email. This maybe as an attachment or a link to what may seem like a harmless link. It is important when looking for windows antivirussoftware to see which products will protect your email inbox. It is also worth noting that some malware is so advanced that it may send emails with harmful files and/or links from your own mailbox. So make sure whichever anti-malware software you choose will protect you against this.

Frequent updates

As I mentioned previously malware is constantly evolving and has come an incredibly long way. You should look at buying a piece of antivirus software this is always being updated to be able to combat the new types of malware.  You can often see how frequent updates are by checking the product description or even just looking at the product's website.


Protection against malware does not have to be expensive. You can easily find free antivirus software. But these only cover the absolute basics. Which is great, but it is well worth spending a little extra and getting completely protected. Look at the cost and what is included within that cost. How many devices are covered? How long for? Is your email protected? 

These are 4 basic things that should all be on your checklist when looking for antivirus software. Reading reviews and downloading the trial version of the software is also a great way to see if it is right for you.