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Bitdefender Security VS McAfee Antivirus – Which is Best

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The definition of the best antivirus has shifted in 2022 due to the poor performance of many top-rated companies in 2020. Many devices were breached despite being protected by some of the best companies in the market.

That is why you need to invest in the most improved antivirus package in 2022. It is also advisable to focus on features included in each package, not just the name. This review is comparing the value provided by the different packages of Bitdefender and McAfee.

Bitdefender and McAfee have stayed on top of the bad guys for decades now. Their 2020 packages both made it top in the strictest reviews in 2019. They both scored 100% in the detection of widespread threats by AV test in December 2019.

Bitdefender maintained a top score in detecting zero-day threats while McAfee dropped to 97%. They still face off on many features, including parental control, browsing safety, VPN, and real-time threat update.

Every company tries to get customers to invest in their most expensive package, but Bitdefender and McAfee still include all crucial features in their low tier packages. Each extra feature in a package may, however, not necessarily be what you need, which is why we are analyzing each essential feature and the packages they are included in to help you choose the best license for the money.

Bitdefender Antivirus 2020

Bitdefender is a household name for device protection in America and abroad, featuring the best record of threat detection almost every year since 2018. In 2020, they came up with a bunch of powerful upgrades, including an anti-tracker extension, an AI-supported parental control, and a double-layered firewall.

They retained their user simplicity and performance boost, especially for PCs that shorten scanning time without slowing the device. Bitdefender 2020 also retains their three primary packages, Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security.

All the features are concentrated in Bitdefender Total Security. Internet security doesn’t include device optimization, which means it will not diagnose some features, but it includes all the other features of Total security, including parental control.

It is still the best budget option for family PCs as it doesn’t cover MacOS. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is also a PC only package with the same powerful threat detection, browsing, and Safe Pay Protection. Each annual license code covers three devices, which is enough for personal devices.

New Features Of Bitdefender 2020

Bitdefender Parental Control 2020 

Bitdefender 2020 now has two sets of parental control. Their previous package from 2019 still allows you to monitor the sites your child visits, set screen time, track their location on GPS, and notifications of suspicious activity on their device according to age.

This feature is available on both Bitdefender Internet Security 2020 and Bitdefender Total Security 2020. It is suitable for standard protection for any parent to be installed PCs. macOS and Android are only covered in Total Security.

Their new product is the AI-supported parental control that rises to the level of a babysitter covering everything a child may need protection from, including cyberbullying. It scans all device communications across social apps, messaging apps, and browsing activity. You can also restrict access to some websites or apps flagged by the app or known to you remotely in Bitdefender Central.

The tool detects any source of bullying from social networks, meetings outside the house, inappropriate photos sent or requested, and any other suspicious behavior. It is also praised for upholding your child’s privacy since it doesn’t share all the private information from the child’s device with you. You have to pay extra for this parental control suite though.

Anti-Tracker

Bitdefender improved the browsing privacy with this feature that prevents websites from tracking and storing your browsing data. The extension is installed directly into your web browsers once Bitdefender is installed on the device.

It gives you details of all tracking attempts stopped and the purpose of the tracking by each website. You can also whitelist some sites that you trust in the extension, which is important since some websites cannot be accessed with anti-tracker activated.

Firewall

Threat detection has always been Bitdefender’s strongest point, but its 2020 products have been improved to prevent online threats better. The new firewall, which includes a WIFI scanner, is two-way, meaning each connection goes through double verification before interacting with your device. It makes it safe to use on public WIFI connections and in blocking network-based threats such as botnets.

Safe Files

Safe Files is Bitdefender’s tool for protecting critical files on your device from ransomware and unauthorized access. It allows you to select files and folders on your device then mark them for the extra protection.

Bitdefender prevents any links or apps from performing actions on these files, such as sudden encryption keeping them safe from ransomware attacks. This method is way cheaper than buying cloud storage for backup. Some people complain that the feature in the 2020 application is over-aggressive since it blocks some trusted apps from accessing files.

Key Features in Bitdefender 2020

Performance

This is the greatest advantage of buying Bitdefender over other antivirus options. Bitdefender comes with a feature called Bitdefender Photon that adapts to your device designed for both hardware and software resources on your device.

After activation, Bitdefender performs the first full scan, and a vulnerability test then tells you if any of the features on your device are putting you at risk. Bitdefender then activates all the important threat detection features in the background and runs them only when needed allowing your device to work normally.

A full scan with Bitdefender takes less than 1hr on a PC and an even shorter time on macOS and Android devices. The other performance advantage from Bitdefender is the optimizer offered by Bitdefender Total Security, which ensures that apps do not misuse or overwhelm your device resources. It includes a startup optimizer, a disk clean-up, and a system check-up that improves the startup time and general operating speed.

Threat Detection

Bitdefender has topped AV-Test threat detection scores for three years now, and the 2020 Bitdefender detection tested in July 2019 was no different. Bitdefender detected all widespread threats as well as over 4000 zero-day threats thrown at it scoring 99.9%, a point below Kaspersky but still exemplary.

Bitdefender 2020 threat detection involves checking for suspicious behavior by apps, links, external connections, and URLs, which is more preventive than combative. It leads to better detection and neutralization of threats before they infect your device.

Browsing

Most threats to your privacy are encountered while browsing, which is why you need safety online from the minute you type your search into the browser. Bitdefender Web Security kicks into action the minute you are online.

It filters down your search results to prevent phishing websites and dangerous URLs. Bitdefender Total Security 2020 also automatically blocks out known infected websites. Bitdefender further scans all traffic between your device and a website clearing out potential threats before it is stored in your device memory.

Browsing safety is further strengthened with the Bitdefender’s powerful anti-phishing features that come in handy in blocking phishing sites that clone themselves to seem legit.

Bitdefender 2020 got a perfect score from AV-Compare for detecting phishing threats. Other browsing safety features include the anti-spam and anti-fraud tools that keep out more online threats in your browser, emails, and messaging apps.

Anti-Theft

Bitdefender has the best antitheft feature for Android and laptops. It allows you to activate an alarm remotely or track lock or wipe your device if you suspect you won’t be able to find it. The greatest advantage is that antitheft also works on laptops, which is better than other companies that limit it to Android.

Additional Features

Bitdefender has some extra features that make their packages very easy to use and worth the investment.

The Password manager

Their password manager is especially powerful as it recommends the strongest passwords, scans the website before filling in your password, and tells you if any of your passwords is compromised.

File Shredder

Some sensitive files that need to be cleared from cloud backups and your device cannot be cleared by merely putting them in the recycle bin. Bitdefender file shredder helps you clear files without a trace.

Rescue Mode

This is more of a deep cleaner that helps remove rootkits and other embedded viruses. Bitdefender’s rescue mode goes beyond the normal scanning and backs up your information, then allowing you to recover everything clean through rescue mode after restarting your device.

Pros

  • No disturbance when you activate work and movie modes
  • Bitdefender central allows you to track and perform actions on devices remotely
  • A powerful password manager makes it easy to manage passwords for multiple websites
  • Strong threat detection
  • Powerful Phishing protection
  • It doesn’t slow down your system

Cons 

  • VPN is limited to 200mb traffic
  • AI-assisted parental control costs extra.

McAfee Antivirus 2020

McAfee moved from offering entry-level suites in 2019 to one full protection suite called McAfee Total Protection in 2020, which is a great advantage for buyers. Their packages are priced according to the number of devices you are covering rather than limiting vital features. They include McAfee Individual for one device, Multi-Device with five licenses and Family, which covers ten devices.

McAfee has also come with better customer support and real-time threat identification in 2020. Multi-device has come at the cost of their previous Internet Security package. Parental control has, however, been moved to the Family package only.

The biggest advantage is that McAfee doesn’t limit the type of devices you can install your license on, you can install any license on either Mac, Windows, Android, or iOS. McAfee also comes with lots of premium features at no extra charge, including an unlimited traffic VPN, A premium password manager, identity theft protection, and parental control. You also get $10 off your subscription if you decide to forego the VPN after the first year.

McAfee has long been criticized for its reactive threat combatting rather than preventive as the suite only deals with threats after they are activated on your device. Their 2020 package improved in more than four independent lab tests but still fell below Bitdefender. Av-Compare and MRG-Effitas both gave McAfee threat detection less than 10 in December 2019.

McAfee Total Protection, however, includes powerful Web protection, device optimization, parental control, and identity theft protection packages that are unrivaled by the competition. Its performance in blocking phishing threats is especially exceptional.

McAfee packages are also cheaper than the competition coming in a few bucks cheaper than matching Bitdefender packages. Multidevice, which includes identity theft protection and device optimization is $39.99 in the first year $5 cheaper than Bitdefender Internet Security. McAfee Family for ten devices is only $44.99, which is one of the cheapest in the market.

New Features in McAfee Total Protection 2020

  • Safe Family

Safe Family is McAfee’s premium parental control suite that costs $50 if accessed independently. It is a near match to Bitdefender’s AI-supported package, but with McAfee, you get a free license if you buy the family license. In 2020, McAfee removed all their entry-level parental control packages, which were available in Internet security.

Safe Family is excellent in protecting children from harmful content, setting screen time, filtering apps on the device, and tracking location.

You get one license when you buy Total Protection, which you use to activate the safe family app on your iPhone, Android, or Windows device. You can set up any number of child device profiles and customize the apps they can use, screen time if you need it also choose the content they can access based on 16 different categories.

Safe Family also allows you to suspend all features except essential calling and messaging services on your child’s device. It brings all notifications of breach of specified actions, including if the child has removed the app.

  • Encrypted Storage

This is like Safe files offered by Bitdefender used for preventing ransomware. With McAfee, you are required to create a vault in your PC or Mac, set its size from 50mb to 4GB then secure it. The files are then encrypted and can only be accessed after you provide the password or answer security questions if you don’t know the password.

In case of an attempted conversion or encryption of your files, McAfee immediately backs them up, neutralizes the attack before restoring the files to your hard drive. McAfee, however, failed to detect some known ransomware attacks thrown at it. Its security question system is also weak since most of the questions require common answers that anyone who knows you could answer unless you set tough or false answers.

Identity Theft Protection

This is a major advantage with McAfee that Bitdefender hasn’t invested in. It can only be used to protect one person’s identity, but it goes a long way in helping you recover in case your identity is stolen. McAfee offers Realtime updates if your information shows up on the dark web or if it is used outside your regular areas of oeration.

It, however, only works if you activate McAfee’s automatic renewal. McAfee also promises to help you cover the expenses in case your identity is stolen and even reimburse you for any loss in the process. Identity theft protection serves Multi-Device and Family package customers. It covers a wide range of features.

One license protects:

  • 10 phone numbers
  • 10 bank accounts
  • 10 email addresses
  • 10 debit/credit cards
  • 10 retail membership cards
  • 10 Medical ID cards

It is, however, limited to only one identification document meaning it will only accept one Social Security Number, one Driver’s license, and one passport.

Key Features in McAfee Total Protection 2020

  • Cross-Device Installation

McAfee doesn’t limit the system of the device you can install your device on. If you buy the Individual License, you can use it on any PC, Mac, Android, or iOS. McAfee also allows you to reinstall the app on the same device at no extra charge, which is a great advantage in case you had to format your device.

If you buy the multi-device or the Family packages, you are given a serial number that allows you to reinstall and a license code that you will use to activate your license on all the devices.

The allowance to use your activation code on your device of choice has given McAfee the top score for friendly license terms on Reddit and PCWorld. McAfee is also easy to install on other devices. Once you get your license code, you are given a download link that you can share across devices allowing you to download and install with no hassle.

  • Threat Detection

After installing total protection on your device, you will be prompted to restart your computer, which allows McAfee to adapt to your system to initiate background monitoring and optimization. McAfee then runs quietly in the background with little interference in your normal device operations.

It performs a full vulnerability test on your system then advises you if your system or apps need updates to improve security and performance. McAfee then gives you real-time details on the state of your device security in the interface. It also scans all downloads and files from external devices every time they interact with your hard drive.

As we pointed out earlier, McAfee threat detection is, at best, average. It allowed many zero-day threats to slip past it in many tests, just like their 2019 model. The company has, however, also introduced a real-time threat database just like Bitdefender, which means your software identifies all the latest threats known to McAfee as soon as your device is online.

McAfee doesn’t scan for viruses every time your OS accesses the files; rather, it only executes key actions when it notices suspicious behavior by apps and attachments in your files. It is still effective in keeping most threats to your privacy at bay and also blocks a wide range of viruses.

McAfee also has great customer support available 24/7, whom you can reach out to for help. An agent will log into your device remotely to clean it in case the app is unable to clear a threat. It, however, doesn’t include a deep cleaning tool that eradicates rootkits effectively like Bitdefender.

  • Performance

McAfee’s Performance optimization is premium quality as it saves both device system resources and network resources. It comes in handy when browsing as it protects your device from predatory websites that automatically launch videos when you open them.

It also minimizes the bandwidth that is spent on each site by filtering web traffic to the most vital features protecting your network from overloads. Its web optimization is, however, limited to Chrome and the most modern versions of Firefox.

McAfee doesn’t significantly slow down startup and device speed, but it is not as adaptable as Bitdefender. Once installed, McAfee generally slows your startup time by a few seconds, especially when all its extensions are activated.

It doesn’t have a startup optimizer, although the slowdown is hard to notice since it doesn’t affect the execution of apps on the system. It, however, scans drivers and apps that need an update on your device to help you bring the device to optimum performance.

  • Unlimited VPN

McAfee took over Tunnel Bear VPN in 2018, which allowed them to introduce unlimited VPN in 2020 for all licenses. You also need to activate autorenewal to be given full access to the McAfee VPN. Unlike Bitdefender, which limits each device with a license to 200MB of web traffic a day, McAfee allows up to five devices per license to go online at a time.

Their VPN has over 2000 locations across the world, which gives you a wide range of locations to choose from. The VPN also proved faster than most VPN packages in the market, although it still slows down your speed of streaming videos.

  • Web Security

McAfee Web Security filters search results, ensuring that harmful websites are kept out of your browser. It automatically blocks your browser from accessing known phishing sites. McAfee also scans through your downloads to remove harmful attachments and quarantine suspicious files.

McAfee Total Security, however, doesn’t include special security for internet banking. It also lacks a hardened browser for banking like Safe Pay offered by Bitdefender.

Other Important Shared Features from McAfee Security 2020

  • True Key Password Manager

When you buy McAfee license, you get five True Key licenses. True Key is one of the best password managers in the market today, which ensures all the passwords you use to access different websites are securely stored in a vault. You can also use it to store sensitive details such as decryption keys, internet banking details, and scanned documents.

  • McAfee File Shredder

If you intend to delete something permanently without leaving a trace on your device, the file shredder comes in handy.

Pros

  • It allows you to use all licenses on any device
  • All packages include the premium protection features
  • No traffic limit on the VPN
  • Premium parental control without extra charge
  • Friendly pricing across packages
  • . Friendly human customer support 24/7

Cons

  • Virus detection can use an improvement
  • It doesn’t include a hardened browser for safe payments.

Direct Comparison

  • Performance

Both Bitdefender and McAfee have a small impact on your devices and hence don’t cause lots of lag time. Bitdefender is, however, the mot system friendly of the two as it adapts itself to your device to optimize resource usage. Bitdefender also includes a startup optimizer that reduces the number of apps that use your resources at startup preventing slowdowns.

  • Web Protection

With Either McAfee or Bitdefender, you are assured of strong protection from phishing sites and spammers. The two also scan your networks with a strong firewall to ensure that links and downloads are free of malicious content. The greatest advantage of McAfee is the VPN with no traffic limit, which is also faster than Bitdefender’s 200MB limit VPN.

Bitdefender, however, includes an ant tracker and Safe Pay, which offer better protection and privacy especially for online banking. Their password managers are a draw as they both provide a secure vault for your most sensitive passcodes to online services. McAfee can, however, do better by improving the quality of their Security questions.

  • Package Features and Cross-Device Coverage

You can invest in a McAfee activation code and use it on all your devices in any method you want. With Bitdefender, you are limited to PCs until you invest in their Total security protection. McAfee is also suitable for single-device owners since you get all the features of protection, although you are limited to one license.

Bitdefender sets a minimum of three devices on their licenses but denies you key features such as device optimization and iOS compatibility unless you invest in their top tier package.

  • Parental Control

Bitdefender requires you to pay extra for their premium parental control app. It has more features for protecting your child, including cyberbullying protection and better content filtering. Safe Family offered by McAfee, despite not including bullying detection and AI assistance, still offers the essential features of parental control.

It is a greater trade-off than Bitdefender. Bitdefender, however, allows you access to basic parental control features in their basic packages, unlike McAfee, which limits parental control to the family package.

  • Remote Functions

Bitdefender Central is a powerful platform that allows you to monitor the security of all your devices from the central account. You can perform almost any action on all the devices remotely, including checking and initiating scans, checking security status, and initiating antitheft. McAfee only allows you to share links for installing the app on other devices rather than perform actions remotely.

Final Note

Jointly, Bitdefender and MacAfee provide security for the biggest percentage of devices in the world, and many people find it hard to choose between the best package. Bitdefender has long been hailed for protecting with the highest vigilance, while McAfee is a fairly priced family antivirus package.

Whether you are buying your first protection suite or looking to get a change, this guide has the details to help you make a confident choice.

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5 All the time most recommended Gaming Laptops in 2022

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There is a vast difference in quality, potential and mechanism among regular laptops and laptop designed for playing games. Regular work laptops can be compromised with quality and hardware mechanism but gaming laptops should be slim and slick that can run a modern triple-A game at high efficiency. The best gaming laptop should not weigh more than few pounds. It must hold versatile efficiency that grip and grab the latest technology of the world. Such laptops can exist in high temperature with the highest stability and humidity resistance as well. In the blog, we are going to discuss plenty of desired options to pick the best gaming laptop.

Looking for the best screen for the best gaming sessions? Below is the list of your favorite gaming laptops in 2022 you will adore buying the one this year.

7 Most Recommended & Best Gaming Laptops in 2022

  • Lenovo Ideapad

Lenovo is one of the best laptop market founded by a Chinese multinational technology company. Its headquarters has a global presence in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Lenovo presented precious laptop pieces in the past thus this fact cannot be denied. Most efficient gaming laptop chained with Lenovo IdeaPad with innumerable features to be discussed. Lenovo IdeaPad is the best products among laptops than the previous products. Laced with splendor features including, Ryzen processor 2500U, Integrated Vega 8 GPU, 128GB SSD hard and 12GB RAM. These features are super-competent for fast running high dimensional gaming laptops.

  • Dell Inspiron 15

Dell needs no words to explain its worth as it is already famous for its high competency and effective collection spread all over the world. Being an American based company, dell has produced amazing pieces of laptops in the past that no other laptops could compete for its collection. It supports not only a specific laptop brand now comes a vast range of mouse, keyboards and other relevant products. Let come to the point, and talk about Dell Inspiron 15. The product is featured with undeniable characteristics including Ryzen 2500U processor, integrated Vega 8 GPU, 1 terabit SSD hard disk, while 8 GB RAM is a die-cutting ground of its peak of success.

  • Acer Aspire 3

Acer Inc. is also one of the major global hardware Integrated circuit technology founded by Stan Shih belongs to China. Wholly, we are discussing the features of the Acer Aspire 3 concerned with the gaming laptop specifications. Its display screen size is 15.60 inches which are more than enough to play HD games. While Intel core processor belongs to 6th generation laced with 6006U approx. Intel HD Graphics 520, Hard disk. 500GB plus point is Wi-Fi standards supported means no breakage in connection with the internet. Overall, you can find it the Best gaming laptop under 500 dollars in price.

  • Dell Inspiron 3000

Dell’s Inspiron 3000 provide you with plenty of storage that is best with the 8GB RAM, 2 terabit SDD, and WIN1O is an incredible plus point. Overall the best and graceful option for your playroom. Its Intel Core processor with integrated features let allow you to play games on HD notions. Prices are best in your pocket. 1366×768 high-resolution screen is itself a massive option to pick it up today for your kids to play games.

  • HP – 14

Another best gaming laptop that comes fit onto your pocket can be HP – 14 with super-duper features. These features are more efficient and competent than discussed above when you will get to know its real price. This product comes under $400 with the following specs including an i3-7100U Intel Core Processor. Yes, this is its main feature.

Final Thought…

The above-discussed list of laptops can be last but not least for providing the best featured and specifications based laptops by most known companies like Lenovo, Acer, HP, and Dell. These are the best laptops when looking into the price shared above. The list may not contain the latest gaming laptops but under specific frame rates these are blazing and bashing choice meet all your gaming desires to fullest. They are capable to provide 1080p gaming sessions. Even you can say these are not high priced laptops as well. For perfect gaming gears, the best gaming laptop should not measure under cheap prices feels.

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Laptop Buying Guide – 8 Points To Check

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In the last few years technology in the laptop has changed a lot. Due to development into technology laptop has become more advanced. The laptop is a multipurpose device and uses for gaming, office work, graphics design, and more. In this laptop buying guide, you get to know that what points you should check while buying a laptop.

Different things you need to take care of while buying a laptop. One by one we will discuss all points in the detail. Laptop selection depends on its use. For gaming, you need a laptop with high configuration and for office work, a laptop with medium configuration would be a good choice.

Laptop Buying Guide

Operating System

All laptops run on the operating system. The operating system enhances the experience of the user. Windows, MAC, DOS, Linux, Chrome OS various operating systems are available for the laptop. The majority of people pick windows laptops because their apps and programs are easily available on the internet.

MAC is a good alternative to windows. It takes little time to learn but when you become habitual of it, you started to love mac. For content creation works MAC is a good choice. One good thing about mac is that there is less chance of viruses in it. One drawback of mac is that it is only available on an Apple laptop.

Processors

Processor controls the whole operation of the laptop. Every task from little to big is processed by the processor. So, a good processor is important for a laptop. Intel and AMD these 2 processors are used in India.

Intel is a widely used processor. Intel’s core series is very famous. For low-end devices, core i3 is used and for high-end laptops, it uses core i7. Game lovers use AMD on their laptops. In most gaming laptops under 1 lakh, you find an AMD processor. If you are a gamer or want to do live streaming on YouTube, choose AMD processor for your laptop.

Graphics Card

In the last few years, NIVIDA and AMD have developed quality graphics cards for laptops. In earlier time, laptops don’t have any dedicated graphics card so while playing games or doing any video editing laptop freeze sometimes.

These days laptops are coming with the dedicated graphics cards. Graphics card improves the rendering speed of the laptop. A good graphics card helps you to play high graphics games easily like GTA, PUBG PC, etc. However, most people don’t need any graphics card if they use the laptop for office work only. Graphics card like Nvidia GeForce MX150 enhances the capability of the laptop for gaming.

RAM

On laptops, we open many files at the same time. RAM determines that how much space a program is needed to run smoothly. All open programs are stored in RAM. When the processor needs any program, it takes that program from RAM and increases the speed of the laptop.

8 GB RAM is enough for the daily task on the computer. RAM demand also depends on the use of the laptop. For gamers, 16 GB RAM is the minimum requirement. The good thing with RAM is that after buying a laptop in the future you can increase the size of RAM. High-end activities like gaming and video editing need more RAM to work properly.

Storage

For storage, you get SSD, HDD, or cloud storage options. SSD is the latest storage option for laptops. Along with storing data it also increases the speed of the laptop. SSD is small in size and more resilient in comparison to HDD.

The cost of the laptop with SSD is a little bit more but it is justifying due to the high speed of the laptop. With time and technology prices of SSD are going down. Few laptops come with dual storage features so you can use SSD and HDD both in a single laptop. It is good if you buy a laptop with SSD storage.

Display

Your laptop display is more important than you think. 15 inches display size is enough for laptops. 17 inches laptops are also available and useful for gamers or video editors. Display quality depends on the feature of the screen.

The image quality depends on the resolution of the laptop. A higher resolution is always good for laptop. In the higher resolution, all images are seen in clear quality. Higher resolution also increases the price of the laptop. 1920X1080 pixels resolution is a good option for a laptop. In budget range laptops, you get lower resolution.

Ports

People forget this point but later they have to face issues while they connect multiple devices to the laptop. USB type-c and type-a ports should be available in the laptop so you can connect external keyboard or mouse. Also, in a USB type-c port, you can connect pen drives, mobile phones, etc.

After USB ports, the laptop should have HDMI ports. Through HDMI ports, you can connect an external display. Headphone jack, ethernet ports, SD card slot are some common ports that should be available on the laptop. More ports mean you can connect more devices to the laptop.

Battery Life

Laptops are portable in use so battery life should be enough to use it for long hours without a power supply. Long battery life is always a benefit for the laptop. Normally 7-8 hours, you get in the budge range laptops, and in low price laptops, you get 4-5 hours battery life.

Milliampere is the indicator of the battery size. Battery life depends on various factors like low-resolution displays with low brightness give a long battery life. Also, a number of programs that run in the background increase or decrease the life of the battery. Gaming reduces battery levels very fast because in gaming lots of resources are used.

Final words

After reading the laptop buying guide now you know that what points should you check while buying a laptop. Now you can pick the best laptop for you in your budget. Check all points one by one and then choose the best laptop. If you take some time and do proper research on a low budget you can find a good laptop.

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The 7 best antivirus for Mac

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Today we bring you a compilation of the best antivirus for Mac so that you can protect your system against possible threats.

Although Apple is known for not having viruses in its system, there are cases in which you may find yourself in an unwanted situation and that is why we have prepared a list of the best antivirus for Mac .

There are people who for different reasons prefer to always keep their computers safe, especially if they contain very valuable and vital information for their lives, following the popular saying ‘prevention is better than cure’.

But if Apple does not have a virus then …

Do you need an antivirus for Mac?

The short answer is that it is generally not necessary. This is because its operating system incorporates different security protocols that make it difficult to access. However, this does not mean that it does not exist, has existed and will exist malware that puts your system at risk.

The increase in sales and use of Apple products in recent years has brought with it an increase in malware. For this reason, many people are interested in the best antivirus for Mac and thus be able to use them on their computers.

It is important to emphasize that compared to Windows there are almost no risks to your security. In fact, a large part of the viruses that enter Mac do so through Windows applications along with web pages and emails.

However, if you are not sure of the sites you browse, the applications you download, or you simply have bad luck with viruses, then it may be a good idea to install protection on your computer.

Types of antivirus

At this point you are probably wondering if you need an antivirus for your Mac . In the market there is a wide variety of offers and depending on what you are looking for, one or the other will suit you.

In this article we have compiled a list of the best antivirus for Mac, each analyzed individually, showing our opinions on their characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, important data and general analysis of their operation.

We have divided them mainly into 2 categories that are self-explanatory, free antivirus for Mac and paid. You probably already know that paid products tend to provide more functionality and coverage in their programs, although this does not mean that free Mac antivirus are not reliable or functional.

Free Antivirus for Mac

This is the option for people who do not want to invest in an antivirus but at the same time want to protect their computer from what may happen. There are a wide variety of options to choose from and we have chosen the ones that seem most optimal to us.

Say that they are all very good options and surely meet expectations.

Avast Free Mac Security

Avast has very good malware protection reaching 99.17% threat detection. This places it among the best antivirus for Mac not only because it’s free but also because of its reliability.

Outstanding features

Unlike its free competitors, Avast has an email scanning system to ensure that nothing strange enters through links, files and messages.

However, it lacks some features that other antivirus include such as parental control. They also don’t have an advanced firewall or webcam blocker.

A plus is also that it has an extension in Google Chrome that indicates when a page is safe to visit or can be potentially harmful.

Interface

At first glance, it is a relatively simple interface, although not as simple as others. Provides with a wide variety of data for fans of analysis and research. For this reason it can be a bit complex.

Avast Opinions and Conclusions

Avast is one of the best free antivirus for Mac due to its high level of protection and its additional bonus for scanning emails. Despite not having some features that others offer, it has a good scanning speed.

Finally, the design of its interface is more aimed at users with a medium-high level because it has many tabs, menus and data that a beginner user could miss.

Avira Free Antivirus Mac

It has moderately good protection from threats but it is not the best by far. It can detect 93.33% of malware coming from Windows , which is a high percentage but it does not reach the 99% that others have. These are data to take into account to select among the best antivirus for Mac.

Outstanding features

One of its good things is that it has little impact on your computer’s speed when scanning in the background. However, when it does a full scan it is much slower compared to Avast.

To be free, it has a good system performance comparable to many other paid antivirus.

Interface

Here comes the best of Avira. Its interface is similar to that of other applications for Mac which stand out for their simplicity, elegance and functionality. This program is very intuitive and uncomplicated to use, easily accessible to any user.

Opinions on Avira and conclusions

This antivirus enters this list of the best antivirus for Mac especially for its simplicity in use. Not all users have the same facility to use this type of software and Avira is the ideal choice for these people.

That it is simple does not imply that it is a bad antivirus since it has a good percentage of protection and detection of threats. What I mean is that there are other free antivirus for Mac that have better features and at the same time are more difficult to exploit. Everything is to try since they are free and keep the one that best suits your needs.

Sophos Home Security Free

It has a fairly high score but far from the best in malware detection at 98.4% . Despite this result, it is honestly still a fairly high number and has other benefits that give it added value.

Outstanding features

You have 2 differentiating characteristics among your competitors that are worth highlighting. The first is that you can link with up to 10 other devices from a single account . The second is that it has a remote control that allows access and monitoring of processes from another computer.

As for parental control, it is a delicacy to have remote control of the systems linked to the account. You can set filters on the pages that you do not want your children to visit and also keep a history of the attempts to access those pages.

Interface

Sophos has a simple and easy-to-use interface. Nothing out of the other world in terms of aesthetics or functionality, but at the same time it is not complicated to handle.

Opinions on Sophos and conclusions

Among the best antivirus for Mac that are free, this is a good candidate especially for families who do not want to spend a lot of money on an antivirus. By having the remote control available one can know if their children are trying to access pages that are not suitable for them and at the same time protect their systems from possible threats.

AVG Antivirus Free

Together with Avast it has excellent protection, being able to detect 99% of threats . This is essential information for the proper functioning of a product of this style.

Outstanding features

It is a relatively simple antivirus since it has a main function and focuses on fulfilling it to perfection. This function is as mentioned before the protection of the equipment.

On the other hand, the only downside is that it only detects and cleans malware. In other words, it doesn’t offer any additional features that others have. The result of having a functionality is that it is easy to use.

Interface

Probably one of the best interfaces of all the antivirus analyzed. Its use is intuitive and you don’t have to be a genius to know how to handle it. It has few buttons to choose from and few tabs to get lost in, which according to the user can be positive or negative.

Opinions on AVG and conclusions

For its ability to protect the system which is the main task that it has to perform and for its ease of use we include AVG in the list. We especially recommend it for those users who do not want to be too complicated when it comes to cleaning their computer and keeping it protected.

Premium antivirus for Mac

For those who are willing to make an investment and ensure that their devices have the best quality of protection. Antivirus paid options offer several more advanced customization options that free ones do not.

Kaspersky Internet Security

Kaspersky has almost perfect protection, detecting 99.17% of malware, although other unofficial tests give it 100%. But that this does not influence you when deciding because it incorporates a wide variety of defensive systems such as a password processor, backup copies and encrypted files.

Outstanding features

This antivirus has many security packages adapted to your needs, however these are not free. The basic version of this software does not have all the features that its packages offer.

Another aspect to note is that they have a virtual keyboard that prevents the entry of keyloggers. Keyloggers are a type of malware that detects everything you have typed on the keyboard. Some virtual keyboards like the ones you can find in some online banks avoid this type of practice.

Interface

Unlike other antivirus, this one presents an open and airy interface that leaves a wide space between texts and buttons.

Opinions on Kaspersky and conclusions

If you plan to buy the entire coverage package then this is probably one of the best paid antivirus for Mac. Since it has so many protection-oriented features such as file encryption or the virtual keyboard, among others. Now, if you are looking to use its basic package then you may find better options on the market for the basic price.

BitDefender Virus Scanner

BitDefender has the best protection against malware and ransomware reaching 100% in AV tests. It is because of this fact that it is one of the best antivirus for Mac on the market.

Outstanding features

An interesting component is that it allows you to locate the device on a map as long as it is connected. Although without a doubt its main characteristic is that of the protection already mentioned above.

A negative aspect is that it does not have a VPN or software to make backup copies if these are aspects that you are looking for in an antivirus. Another may be that the initial system scan is slow, although this I do not think is something to assess since it is only done at the beginning.

Interface

Its interface does not seem very complicated to use, although unlike the best antivirus for Mac that are free, it offers many more features as it is paid.

Bitdefender opinions and conclusions

If what you are looking for is the best protection on the market, this is undoubtedly the best choices. Now since all paid antivirus compete with each other, then there are very few differences, it is a matter of priorities. Anyway, almost all of them offer a free trial period so you can see how they work.

Norton Security

Norton has an excellent protection system, equaling its competitors with 99.17% detection of Windows malware. It should be noted that although there is little malware coming from Mac, Norton was able to detect and clean all malware from Mac.

Outstanding features

Paradoxically in this section Norton stands out more for the negative than for the positive despite entering our list of best antivirus for Mac and then I tell you why.

The main negative is its price. For what it offers it seems an excessive price and there are free Mac antivirus that offer comparable features saving the distances. On the other hand, Norton has a high impact on the system when scanning and is a bit slower than others.

Interface

It is beautiful although at first it can be a bit confusing because some options are in tabs that are not intuitive at first.

Opinions on Norton and conclusions

Perhaps the question in this section would be why it is included in this list if it seems that it has more good parts than bad. The fact is that Norton at least in my eyes was always one of the most famous antivirus for computers and that is why I wanted to make a special mention of it. At the same time reiterate the issue of prices and how there are other antivirus with more competitive prices.

So is it worth installing an antivirus on Mac?

Regardless of whether you install an antivirus on your computer, it is always good to make good use of the internet. If you browse through safe sites and don’t download unknown or suspicious applications, you shouldn’t have any problems. Emails can contain harmful links and files that are not Mac dependent and you should pay special attention to what is downloaded.

Now anyone can get a virus on their computer and if you want to make sure you can catch them in time it is good to have a protection system installed.

Of all the free options, we recommend Avast Free Mac Security and of the paid options, choose between Kaspersky Internet Security or Bitdefender Virus Scanner.

Thank you very much for your attention. I hope that this list of the best antivirus for Mac will help you to decide on the one that best suits your needs.

 

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