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In this internet age, antivirus is a must for every device that has an internet connectivity. But are you sure that the antivirus you are using is providing you the best level of security?

Apart from combating the viruses to prevent damaging your system, your antivirus needs to protect you on the internet to safeguard your sensitive information. Is your antivirus well equipped to fight the latest malware causing monetary loss, leaking private files and hacking online accounts? Here are the top PC antivirus and their origin countries that have the best features.

 

 

Check out Top PC Antivirus and their Origin Countries

 

1. BitDefender Antivirus Plus

 

Origin Country - Romania
Headquarter - Bucharest
Founder - Florin Talpeş

 

BitDefender is ranked as the best antivirus in the market by various security organizations and created a user base of over 500 million at present. Ranked to be the third in terms of revenue worldwide, it also bagged award of Best Performaning Antivirus Software for Windows in 2016 by AV-Test. 

 

2. Norton Antivirus

 

Origin Country - United States
Headquarters -  Mountain View, California
Founder - Gary Hendrix

 

Norton Antivirus, a product of Symantec Corporation received the Editor Choice Awards multiple times in recent years. FBI (Federal Bureau of investigation) uses their software for the ultimate level of cyber security.

 

3. Kaspersky Antivirus

 

Origin Country - Russia
Headquarter - Moscow
Founder - Eugene Kaspersky and Natalya Kaspersky,

 

This Russsian born antivirus has over 400 million users at present and ranks among top 5 antivirus software in the market. Real-time protection against every possible malicious attempt is the key for its popularity. PC World and PC Pro awarded it for its security performance in 2017.

 

4. Avast Pro Antivirus

 

 

Origin Country - Czech Republic
Headquarter - Prague
Founder - Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera

 

Avast Pro Antivirus runs on all platforms like Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It is the most popular antivirus in 2017 having the largest market share which is available in 45 different languages.


5. McAfee Antivirus Plus

 

 

Origin Country - United States
Headquarter - Santa Clara, California
Founder - John McAfee

 

Surprisingly, McAfee Antivirus Plus is maintained by Intel Security. Being the oldest antivirus company in the world it has lost steam due to several controversies. Expert says this to be the best could-based data security software.

 

6. Eset NOD32 Antivirus

 

 

Origin Country - Slovakia
Headquarter - Bratislava
Founder - Rudolf Hrubý, Peter Paško, and Miroslav Trnka

 

Eset NOD32 Antivirus comes in two different version - Home and Business. Business Edition is extremely popular for Windows corporate users. 100 million users are there now, which has also received the certifiaction of ICSA Labs and VMware recognitions

 

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7. Trend Micro Antivirus Plus

 

 

Origin Country - Japan 
Headquarter - Tokyo
Founder - Eva Chen

 

Once popular under PC-cillin brand and currently popular as cleanup antivirus as it deletes all the files that have virus instead of diagnosing them. Due to relatively less price and easy to use interface made it the most used antiviruses among developing country.

 

8. Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus

 

 

Origin Country - United States
Headquarter - Colorado
Founder - Steven Thomas

 

There is never ending list of endorsement and awrads for this most lightweight antivirus, which has been endorsed by multiple cyber security experts and received certification, corporate awards, and accolades from different renowned labs and magazines like PC mag. 

 

9. Avira Antivirus

 

 

Origin Country - Germany
Headquarter - Tettnang, Germany
Founder - Tjark Auerbach

 

Being the oldest antivirus in the market it grabs the sixth largest position according to market share which has over 100 million users now. Since its inception, it won multiple awards and the latest is "Product Of The Year" in 2016 by AV-Comparatives. 

 

10. F- Secure Antivirus

 

Origin Country - Finland
Headquarter - Helsinki
Founder - Petri Allas and Risto Siilasmaa

Creating a presence over 100 countries and 100 million customer base. Received the Most Innovative Antivirus Product Of 2017 Award from Ditial Citizen and Best Protection Award from AV-Test. 

 

11. AVG Antivirus

 


Origin Country - Czech Republic
Headquarter - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Founder - Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer


Popularity of AVG antivirus lies in its completely free services for its coustemer. This is a subsidary of Avast Software which is acquired it in the year 2016. In 2012 and 2015, it was declared as the best free antivirus in the world by PC Magazine and SoftChamp.

 

12. TrustPort Antivirus

 


Origin Country - Czech Republic
Headquarter - Brno
Founder - Jiří Mrnuštík

 

Bagged various awards over the years from VB100, PCSL, AV-Comparatives and considered to be the best antivirus for networked computers. Furthermore, it has also received 5-star ratings from over 50 rating agencies for antivirus. 


13. Quick Heal Total Security Antivirus

 


Origin Country - India
Headquarter - Pune
Founder - Kailash Katkar

 

It is the only prominent Antivirus product from India and the brand received the Best Make In India Award in 2016. In 2017, it received the Best++ certification from AVLab.

 

14. Panda Antivirus Pro

 


Origin Country - Spain
Headquarter - Madrid
Founder - Mikel Urizarbarrena

 

A decade ago, it was the fourth largest antivirus product, but with time, the has slipped off its position. The quality has been intact, and hence, it received the 'Best Rate Protection in Real Time' award in 2015 and the Product of The Year in Spain in 2016. Currently, it has over 30 million users.

 

15. G Data Antivirus

 


Origin Country - Germany
Headquarter - Bochum
Founder - Kai Figge and Andreas Lüning

It is the first antivirus software that hit the market in 1985. The company received Innovative Cyber Security Company award. It has the highest rate of virus detection for new and unknown malware.

 

16. Immunet Protect

 


Origin Country - United States
Headquarter - California
Founder - Sandy Lerner

 

It is developed and maintained by Cisco Systems. It is a cloud-based free antivirus application. No updates are required, and it is actually the fastest antivirus to stop latest malware threats due to user reporting across the world. It was acquired by the network security company Sourcefire in 2011.

 

17. F-PROT Antivirus

 


Origin Country - Iceland
Headquarter -     Reykjavík
Founder - Friðrik Skúlason 

 

It is world's first antivirus software to use the currently popular heuristic engine. It is more popular as server side antivirus than home or business antivirus. The protection level competes with top antiviruses in the world and considered to be one of the best real time file system protector


18. Windows Defender

 


Origin Country - United States
Headquarter - Washington
Founder - Bill Gates and Paul Allen

 

It is the default Windows antivirus and popular for zero performance slow down. It was introduced with WIndows XP. It has been rated by the experts as the basic antivirus feature lacking advanced features. 

 

19. Sophos Antivirus

 


Origin Country - England
Headquarter - Oxfordshire
Founder - Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer

 

It is considered to be the best home-grown antivirus software in England. It has received the best Mobile Security Award by scoring 100% protection score in the competitive lab test. Its Home Edition is free for use. 

 

20. ZoneAlarm Pro Antivirus

 


Origin Country - Israel
Headquarter - Tel Aviv
Founder - Gil Shwed, Marius Nacht, and Shlomo Kramer

 

It is the only software that claims to provide 100% virus-free guarantee. It has won PCMag Editor's Choice Award in 2016. It is the only prominent antivirus product in Israel, and they have co-headquarter in San Carlos California. It has over 90 million users. 

 

21. Comodo Antivirus

 


Origin Country - United Kingdom
Headquarter - New Jersey, United States
Founder -  Melih Abdulhayoğlu

 

Popularly known as CIS, Comodo Antivirus is more focused on providing you internet security. Most people use it because it is available for free and in partnership with Windows Defender. It has been received well by the cyber security experts and performed well in lab tests. 

 

22. Dr. Web Antivirus

 


Origin Country - Russia
Headquarter - Moscow
Founder - Igor Daniloff

 

It is the first antivirus released in Russia. It is used and recommended by Russian Defence Ministry. It is one of the cheapest antivirus available in the market. It supports all devices and operating system including Blackberry. It is one of the most used antiviruses in ATMs worldwide. 
 

If the antivirus you are using does not feature in this list, you must consider changing it as you should not comprise with your security.