In the early days of the Internet, virus was a subject of huge discussion, with people debating over the best antivirus software for PCs. But as years passed antivirus become a lesser subject of interest with people in the security industry predicting the death of antivirus software.
One of the reasons for this perception is the daunting number of viruses and malwares thrown into the internet by hackers and at times by the same companies that manufacture antivirus software.
According to Lutz Blaeser, the Managing director of Intact Software Distribution, “the bottom line is hundreds of thousands of new malware samples are discovered each month. In fact, close on three new strands every second.”
What makes good antivirus software is the ability to come with more frequent updates that kill virus and malwares popping up, that too on a daily basis.
Here is the list of top five “Made in India” antivirus software in the order of their efficiency.
Quick-HealQuick Heal Total Security – Is an antivirus software from the Maharashtra based firm Quick Heal Technologies Pvt. Ltd. The company started functioning in 1993 as a computer service and currently it is one of the world’s leading dedicated security technology companies.
Quick Heal Total Security provides a comprehensive antivirus protection including additional features such as parental control, data and privacy protection.
K7-Total-SecurityK7 Total Security – Is a comprehensive antivirus software developed by K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd headquartered in Chennai. K7 Computing Pvt. Ltd. was founded in 1991 by Jayaraman Kesavardhanan. The company had 100 plus employees working in the virus detection lab located in Chennai.
K7 Total Security prevents antivirus and malware programs during the subscription period and it also uses digital signature and heuristics to detect viruses. K7 Total Security also has additional features such as firewall, e-mail spam filtering and phishing protection.
antivirusNPAVNet Protector AntiVirus – Is a powerful antivirus and malware detection software developed by Pune-based Indiaantivirus, which is one of India’s leading providers of Anti-Virus and Internet Security tools.
Net Protector Antivirus is capable of defending Office Network from all virus, worm and spyware attacks and ensures that all business lifelines, including the network and PCs are in good condition. Net Protector also provides additional security features such as Content Security Software for corporate mail servers, scan E-mails, including the attachment files in it and Web pages on a real-time basis.
eScan – Is the flagship antivirus program of the Mumbai-based MicroWorld that began operations in 1993 under the leadership of Govind Rammurthy.
eScanAV anti-virus is used by customers to identify malware/adware/spyware and also for removing them and the damage caused by malware infection. It is also as a stand-alone download.
Tech-Guard-AntivirusTech Guard Antivirus – Is developed by Tech Guard Technologies that was conceptualized in 2009 by BITS Pilani and CIM-UK alumni. The company has earned the ISO 9001:2008 certifications for the government. The Company partnered with leading Global Anti-Virus Companies to launch Tech Guard Antivirus, a complete “Made in India” anti-virus program.