We created our Top 5 lists as an easy way for you to compare the key features of the leading brands in a category. There are quite a few things we consider when we put together a list, especially when it comes to deciding how to order the featured brands. Let’s take a look at the most important ones.
Our goal is to save you time by simplifying and clarifying the buying process, so we only present products and services that our reviewers have evaluated as the best examples of their kind. We make every effort to stay up to date by modifying or adding to the list to reflect changes in the market.
FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS
To get top marks, an antivirus package needs to include all of the essentials, including smart anti-malware and anti-spyware, browsing protection and email security. Additionally, we also rate extra features that you might find useful, like parental controls, social media protection, and anti-phishing security.
FAST SYSTEM SPEED
In an ideal world antivirus software would offer complete protection with zero impact on your computer’s performance. Unfortunately, antivirus suites have to perform a lot of heavy lifting behind the scenes and this can have a small and sometimes noticeable effect on things like opening apps, moving files, and so on.
EASY TO USE
Antivirus software has become increasingly complex over recent years. Here we rate how easy it is to set up the different elements of the antivirus suite, and how much user intervention is required to ensure crucial scans are performed and that important software updates are installed.
VALUE FOR MONEY
We always consider the total cost of a package when we decide upon its overall review score. When it comes to antivirus there can be several differences between the brands, both with regard to the level of protection offered and the number of devices protected.
HELP & SUPPORT
Customer support is an important consideration when it comes to choosing the right website builder.We rate sites on the speed and quality of the support they offer when you need it. Our rating also takes into consideration things like forums and help center documentation.
We encourage our users to rate, comment and share their experiences. Customer reviews and ratings get the most weight in our evaluation, but we also consider user comments, especially when they reveal long-term issues or complaints that might not emerge during the review process.
Data gives us a clear picture of how our users feel about a particular brand. We can measure interest in each company’s product or service by monitoring the number of users who visit their website, as well as the conversion rate. The conversion rate measures how many people sign up with – or purchase from a – brand after visiting their website to learn more.
One thing you can count on though, is that every product/service that we place on our list is among the very best currently available online.