Avira is an excellent antivirus program that comes with a decent VPN at only $3.99/month. Its malware scanners scored very well in both hands-on tests and independent labs. It also comes with great features such as password management that will save 15 logins or credit cards and a privacy-focused no-logs policy. The free Android app comes with a limit of 300 MB per day, but it can also be purchased as part of a premium plan, which includes unlimited data for its VPN, parental controls and other security tools.
Avast’s free software is excellent in detecting malware. the Internet Security Suite includes a strong web protection and a ransomware security, shredder for files, and optimization tools to optimize storage space. Premium plans come with features such as a VPN, parental controls and a password manager.
McAfee Total Protection security software has a malware scanner that has scored highly in independent laboratory tests. It also includes dark web monitor which searches the web for personal information that could be compromised. Its ID theft tools include a reliable dark-web scan and a tool for tracking the status of your SSN on the registry’s site. Its secure VPN their website has servers in more than 48 countries, however it’s lacking certain features, such as split-tunneling and the kill switch.
Bitdefender’s mobile anti-virus app runs scans fast and uses very little resources. Its speed-related impact was 100% in tests, and it has numerous bonus features such as the ability to manage passwords and an VPN with no data limits. However, its premium plans are expensive.