There are literally hundreds of thousands of viruses and bugs that are trying to get into your computer, so it’s no surprise that there’s also a lot of companies who develop antivirus firewall programs to allay the concerns of those who want to protect their computers and laptops. It’s quite easy to be confused and drown in the flood of companies that offer this product so it’s good to know how you can zero in on the best products and the best manufacturers. Not all computers, users and programs are created equal so this article is meant to help you go in depth under the box or download link to see which antivirus program really deserves your money.
Here’s how you do it:
- Start from the basic. Ask your friends and family which brand do they use and how well the product has worked for them. In sales, nothing really beats word of mouth if you want to build a reputation. A company can spend all the money it wants on advertising and spin but at the end of the day, if people don’t think product delivers what it claims to deliver, it would be very hard for that product to sell to his friends or other people that he talks to on a regular basis. Red flag those that don’t get their approval and note those that get rave reviews.
- Visit reputable tech websites that review these programs. Do not simply use Google or any other search engine. Chances are, some companies have already rigged some of these write-ups to come up on top of the search results. You want to read a very comprehensive and objective review of the programs as well as an accurate description of the user experience, reliability and technical support that a program has.
- Go to online forums and discuss the topic with fellow computer enthusiasts. This would also give you a good glimpse of how the market thinks. This would also be a good source of testimonials and other details that could help you in making your decision. Your opinions could also help other people who may be in the same position as you are so don’t hesitate to be part of the discussions. Forums become better through the better participation of users who want to give constructive and useful information.
- Try to test drive the program yourself by downloading the usually free demo version of the antivirus firewall program. This would allow you to see the interface for yourself. This would really make you understand the intricacies of the program as well as get how user friendly the program actually is.
Once you’ve decided on a program you want, use your credit card to buy the program online or go to the software store to buy the bundle that you want. Again, make sure that the program suits your computer’s specifications as well your security requirements for your system.