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Best antivirus for Windows 10

CBR has compiled a list of five of the most formidable antivirus solutions that are big on protection and small on price.

By Tom Ball

There are many options when you need some formidable antivirus, but CBR has thinned the herd down to just five. These top contenders have different combinations of strengths; on the one hand this list contains relatively new names that are shaking up the antivirus space with ideas to challenge the giants, while the list also includes the companies with the most reassuring legacies that span decades. Price is also a key factor of course, and these options also range from having no cost, to products with some higher monthly rates. These prices are backed by a plethora of justifying reasons.



Norton Antivirus was developed in 1991 by Symantec, with Norton now a household name among providers of antivirus. Norton not only provides private packages, they have also developed a solution for small business that allows centralised management from the cloud.

The most cost effective option for Norton is the Deluxe package that costs $49.99, this package allows you to protect five devices of any kind. This package is a competitive price when the multiple uses are factored in.


With such a long history of providing antivirus products, the reliability of Norton is very strong, and can stand shoulder to shoulder with its rivals. There have been alternate views however, with Norton at time targeting harmless software and flagging it as a threat.

All Norton suites include the basic Virus, Malware, Spyware and Online threat defender features; so that even with the basic package the user can rest assured that all grounds are covered. At a further $10 a year there is an upgraded package that will additionally include smartphone protection and access to an online web portal.

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Customer support is also highly rated, with help provided at every stage of use. Live chat is included as a support feature, but there is also a thorough and dynamic set of help options available that can be accessed by a navigation bar.


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