Frequently Asked Questions

Anti-Virus Software
Last Updated 3 years ago

Disclaimer: Lincoln College does not endorse or have any affiliation with any of these software vendors. These recommendations are based on independent testing performed by AV Comparatives. The Vendors are listed in alphabetical order.

Anti-Virus VendorWebsiteFree Version Available?
AVGhttp://www.avg.com/us-en/homepageYes
AVIRAhttps://www.avira.com/en/indexYes
Bitdefenderhttp://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/Yes
Emsisoft Internet Securityhttp://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/internetsecurity/
ESEThttp://www.eset.com/us/home/products/
F-Secure Anti-Virushttps://www.f-secure.com/en_US/web/home_us/anti-virus
Kasperskyhttp://usa.kaspersky.com/products-services/home-computer-security/

Please note that we do not recommend Norton or McAfee anti-virus products, which typically come installed on a new computer. These products consistently test worse than the above products. If you have not yet purchased a license for Norton or McAfee, we recommend uninstalling it and using one of the above products.

The above products were chosen from AV Comparatives "Product of the Year" award and "Top Rated Products 2014" award from their summary report released in December 2014.

Fortinet Forticlient Endpoint Protection was listed in the "Top Rated Products 2014," but we have not included it in this list since it is designed for business use in conjunction with a Fortigate security appliance. If you are interested in this product, it can be found at http://www.forticlient.com/.

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