Avast’s free app is good at identifying malware, and the Internet Security Suite includes an effective web security as well as a ransomware protection file shredder, as well as optimization tools for storage space. Its premium plans offer extra options like a password manager, parental controls, and an VPN with servers in more than 55 countries.
McAfee Total Protection’s security software includes a reliable malware scanner that scored highly in independent lab tests, and a dark web monitor and social media tracker that scans the internet for your personal information in the event that it’s compromised. Its ID theft tools include a reliable dark web scan as well as a tool that tracks the status of your SSN on the registry’s site. Its secure VPN has servers in more than 48 countries, but it’s lacking certain features, such as split-tunneling and the kill switch.
Bitdefender’s mobile anti-virus app is fast in scanning and uses minimal system resources. Its speed-related impact was 100 percent in tests, and it comes with some great bonus features like a password manager and a VPN that has no data limitations. Its premium plans can be somewhat expensive.