Avira is an outstanding antivirus program which also provides a solid VPN for just $3.99/month. Its malware scanners scored well in both hands-on tests and independent labs. It also comes with great features like a password manager that can save 15 logins or credit card transactions and a privacy-focused no-logs policy. The free Android app has a 300 MB limit per day, but it can also be purchased as a premium plan, which includes unlimited data for its VPN, parental controls, and other security tools.
Avast’s antivirus free app is effective in identifying malware-related files, and its internet security suite includes strong web security, a ransomware shield, file shredder, and optimization tools for disk space. Premium plans come with features such as a VPN parental control, parental controls and a password manager.
McAfee Total Protection security software comes with a malware scanner, which has scored well in independent tests in labs. It also has dark web monitor that scans the internet for personal information that could have been compromised. Its ID theft features include a reliable dark web scan and a tool that lets you monitor the status of your SSN on the registry’s website. Its secure VPN has servers in more than 48 countries, but it’s missing certain features such as split-tunneling and a kill switch.
Bitdefender’s mobile antivirus application is fast in scanning and consumes minimal system resources. Its speed-related impact in tests was 100%. Additionally, it comes with some great bonuses like a VPN that is free of data limits as well as a password manager. The premium plans may be a bit expensive.