Top 5 Antivirus Software of 2012

This guest post is written by Amit Shaw for the Guest Blogging Competition. If you are interested to participate and win $70 cash and some cool products, just head over to the contest page.


People often complain that their computer has been virus infected inspite of having best premium regularly updated Antivirus software. And they search for another Antivirus which can provided them a better security than the one they have in their system. But have you ever thought “Why inspite of having best premium regularly updated Antivirus software, your system get infected with virus?” You might be having best premium regularly updated Antivirus software but remember that every antivirus have their strength and weakness and developers continuous keep updating their antivirus to detect the latest virus spread across the web.

It also depend on the user how they use their computer.

Some people use their computer very occasionally. They visit low risk website/ webpage, ever open emails from only people they know. And their PC is complete virus free, without using any Antivirus software. But I highly recommend them to use some good antivirus and enjoy the world.
Most people don’t realize that merely viewing webpage can send malicious code straight to hard Disk. This is how people using crack file sites, serial key site and their favorites “Adult” website exposes their computer to much a greater risk of infection; inspite of having best premium regularly updated Antivirus software.

It is like travelling with group of people who are all really sick with the flu, and thinking you will be OK, because you have had a flu vaccination this year.

Even though it depend upon user way of using their PC either to expose or hide their PC from virus. I will highly recommend you to have a best premium/free Antivirus software for your system because many malware & viruses may steal your personal information, bank or credit card data, or use your computer for illegal activities, such as running scams or hosting pornography.

Here I have shared some good collection of Antivirus software which will be useful for your PC:

Comodo Antivirus 2012

It is one of the leading antiviruses in 2012. Well known for its effectiveness, affordability, and customer service. It provides malware protection, remote security with system support, firewall protection.
Rating: 9.8/10


Avast! Pro Antivirus 2012

It has cool and exciting feature protect from internet malware no matter what you are going, it is very easy to use. It provides complete protection with firewall protection, unwanted spam protection etc.

Rating: 9.5/10


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012
You all would be familiar with KASPERSKY Protection; it is well suit for newbie computer user. It provides complete protection from dangerous virus which can harm your computer with a minute. It is easy to handle can be use by both advance or beginner user.

Rating: 9.5/10


BitDefender Antivirus Plus

It is too one of the leading antivirus software, which provide a complete, unique protection and reaches user satisfaction. It is very well tested by reputed independent agencies. It is also equipped with suite of internet protection tools.

Rating: 9.5/10


Panda Antivirus Pro 2012

It is one of the important and effective antivirus software which complete its promise done to user. It is equipped with comprehensive antivirus, malware protection with firewall protection. It run on background of your PC and doesn’t use any computer resources.

Rating: 9.5/10



Antivirus can provide complete security only if you will take care of your surfing curiosity for cracking license version software, sharing online file, viewing 18+ websites. Because though you have taken flu vaccination you may get affect if you don’t take care of yourselves.


About the Author+Amit Shaw is a 21 years old Simple ordinary Guy, Founder and CEO of iTechCode, from West Bengal, India who is extremely passionate about blogging. He writes about Technology, SEO, Programming, Internet Marketing and many other topics in his own blog over at iTechCode. Check his last Article on How to install Android on PC or Netbook. Contact Him on Facebook & Twitter(@iTechCode).



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  1. Peter Lee

    Like you said, it really depends on how we use our computer. If we take the necessary precautions, we could reduce the risk of being infected by viruses. I’m using Avast at the moment but never really got the chance to use it to remove any virus from my system. Either my system is really clean or a virus might be already inside my system but Avast is not able to detect it. I sure hope it’s not the latter 😛
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  2. Atish says:

    My vote goes to bit defender. But if you ask me then I give more priority to microsoft security essential. thats really great.
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  3. Atish says:

    I have used comodo already. its nice too. But microsoft security essential is my favorite.
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  4. For me, the Avast Home Antivirus Protection Tool is superior to any other antivirus protection tool that I have used previous to now, free or otherwise. I have used “Avast” for at least the past two years. I can’t remember ever having a problem with any part of the program. I especially appreciate the fact that the program automatically updates itself and otherwise is user friendly. I sincerely applaud you Avast! Thank you.
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  5. Asma Khan says:

    I uninstalled avast! from my computer but the icon and other componets cannot be removed. What Can I do now to uninstall completely?

  6. Ajay Patel says:

    well very nice post mr. amit shaw i would like to recommend it to my friends. good job. I think Kaspersky Anti-Virus is best

  7. Abhi Balani says:

    Hey Amit,

    First of all, GOOD LUCK to you for your contest, man!

    I’ve never heard about the first one. Will surely check it out one day. But I’m using Avast from years. And I really love it. Just keep it updated and it do the rest itself.

    Great share, boy! Many computer lover will love it. I’m gonna share it on my technology blog’s page.
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  8. Amit Shaw says:

    Thanks Abhi. Glad to see you here. And really glad to see your comments on this artice.
    I know most of users are using Avast for its awesome features.
    Yes its my First Contest and soon i will take part on BlogEngage Contest too.
    Thanks and don’t forget to share this article.
    Amit Shaw
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  9. Hey Amit

    Congo for your guest post and all the best, hope you’ll win this contest.. I really like bit defender functionality when compared to the remaining.
    I never used Comodo..but you gave it 9.8 rating!! That’s sounds great. Should use it soon.

    Thanks for the promo, I’ll be waiting for more from you here 🙂
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  10. siddhesh says:

    Which one is free and best from your personal experience ?

  11. Brad says:

    Microsoft security essentials is installed on all of our 8 home computers. It’s free and works. Nuff said.
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  12. Very nice and informative article. Avast is the best freebie out there according to my personal belief. Other than that Kaspersky and Eset are good to go for a licensed copy.


  13. shubham says:

    wow thanks for info

  14. Trung Nguyen says:

    If you are using Windows, I think Microsoft Security Essentials is the best FREE antivirus for your PC.
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  15. Imran says:

    Hi Rizwan,

    I have tried and test all the above antivirus, and present I am using Avast! and I am really happy with the this antivirus.
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  16. Tracy says:

    Any anti-virus program is only as good as it’s definitions (library) and it’s abilty not to bog down your pc. For excellent protection AVG, malwarebytes and Avast are excellent and free. Antivirus is wearing a condom on the internet. No anti virus program is perfect. You need to use other forms of prtection such as a firewall and a spyware detector.

    The definitions are the difference, The more patterns a AV program can detect the better the coverage. A bigger library isn’t always better if they don’t have the latest books.

  17. Lee says:

    BitDefender Antivirus is my favourite for this year for many reasons, the most noteworthy of which is it’s extremely high detection rate.

    If you want a free AV then, like others, I’d definitely say to check out Avast!
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  18. Deepak Singh says:

    Hey Amit, excellent write up on windows based Antivirus programs. Kaspersky is my favorite one in the list, but i think there is some gap still exists in the list and AVG Internet Security 2012 will definitively fill up that.
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  19. Amit Shaw says:

    Thanks Deepak. Nice to see you here.
    Yes definitely Kespersky is the best AV and AVG is adding more features hope it will be the top competitor of Norton and Avast ;).
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  20. VIVEK says:

    Antivirus is the basic requirement of Laptop and Pc.These days its market has reached new heights and in past some year i fine BitDefender Antivirus best because of its unique features…and good anti virus capacity.It protect your computer without any damage to files..
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  21. woooowwww, great Amit, (Y) thanks for providing these anti viruses, i really needed it. 🙂

  22. Amrik from Monetize Blogging says:

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 is best. Web shows ratings are exceptional for Bit defender, so will try it when kaspersky crashes. I’m using kaspersky for more than 2 years now and it works wonderful for me. AVG is free, good for those who doesnt have brains cracking the antivirus . AVG screwed my system many times by deleting windows directory file.

    Karpersky deletes files n replicates copies of the same file after clean up. But proved fatile once.

    What I recommend TO ALL USERS :

    1)Have Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012y.
    2)Keep antivirus upto date so new virus definitions received.
    3) Also, install SPYBOT(free) or spyware doctor.

    Whenever you visit bad sites or insert Pen drive. make sure that you first start (antivirus-ALL) n scan it thoroughly by couple of antiviruses. If one doesn’t work other will detect virus. After that you can shutdown other antivirus or antispyware.

    What I do? I’ve karpersky. Also, spybot, spyware doctor and quick heal

    Before, I insert pen drive into PC, I enable/start all these. Once, the scanning is done, I shutdown the not so inportant antiviruses.

    The other not so important antivirus/antispyware does not start since I’ve removed them from system startup. Here’s how -> start -> select run command -> type MSCONFIG – > you would find entries related to software which you dnt need all the time -> uncheck those entries -> save and restart.

    You will also find many other entries like yahoo messenger or google talk which you dont want starting up automatically with system start and take up memory. You can also uncheck them.

    Thanks…. Sometime i feel these company who develop antivirus are also involved in creating these viruses. No virus no antivirus. No business.

    Thanks for awesome article Amit. Your writing skills is awesome. I have just subscribed your RSS and email subscription. I am fan of you. I would be grateful if you connect me on Facebook or Twitter.
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  23. Vikas says:

    Nice Compilation of Antivirus softwares. Thanks for writing the amazing article.
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  24. Ankit Bansal says:

    Well thanks for the info. Anti virus are must to protect the important info in our pc’s against malware and viruses. So thanks for the article. It saved me time to go through various search results.

  25. Jawed says:

    Hey great list you have put here Amit. I recommend Kaspersky, been using it for more than 2 years and my computer has not been affected even a single time.
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  26. Hello Amit,
    Firstly My best wishes are with for this contest….
    it was superb.i liked the information regarding top 5 antivirus software of 2012 which you have provided.
    I always like your presentation style, you are really rocking in writing skill. The above information are really helpful.

    God Bless you!

    All the best 🙂
    Avinash (

  27. Bryan Rego says:

    Nice Article …. i do agree with the list of top 5 antivirus softwares that you have mentioned, Personally i like the cloud based panda and love its way of functioning, i would also suggest you to try McAfee too , its easy to use and provides lots of features too. kudos and all the best for the competition Amit, your post is the best that i have read so far. and finally i love the imagery (that you have highlighted in red in your post) and metaphor you have used to express the importance of the anti-virus softwares. thumbs up for the creative writing style that you possess 🙂 . Do post more 🙂
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  28. Abdulsalam says:

    We use antivirus to protect our computers but it totally depends on us on how to being protected by virus.A good antivirus also play an important role in saving your computer.Thanks By the way,I really love it

  29. Amit says:

    I like the Avast pro and I am using it for more than 2 years and never found any problem with it ..Thanks for the nice list Amit shaw

  30. Karpersky is the best antivirus that I have seen. Again, I Amit how did you arrive at the ratings?

  31. Kelvin says:

    Thanks Amit for sharing this… I really use to be surprised too how many people complained of still having virus on their system even when they are using premium Anti-virus… But your article just answered the question on my mind… We really have to take care of our computers even after installing the best anti-virus… I make use of Microsoft Essentials though….

    I think I will give Comodo a try. Thanks

  32. sumit rana says:

    well according to me microsoft security essential is one of best and lighter then all,it very much keeps us safe from viruses. 🙂

  33. wow!!!
    nice article….bro
    i really liked it…i am using Avast Pro really working good.

    All the Best!!!
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  34. reya says:

    wow…great post and very helpful to add my knowledge about antivirus… i’ve new laptop and looking security software to it? After read your post….i choose to use Comodo Antivirus 🙂
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  35. Sam says:

    Avast free Antivirus is doing gud for me………………………… now its almost 1 yr and my lappie is still free of virus…..
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