Viruses and malware usually cause great harm to files or other programs in your computer. The best way to protect your computer from these viruses and malware is by using a good antivirus software. But the biggest problem is that every new year more vicious and dangerous computer viruses are unleashed, which the older versions of an antivirus cannot handle. So it is highly advised to have an updated and newer antivirus. Updated antiviruses provide an effective virus protection.

So today we have a list of Top 10 Antivirus for 2012. These antiviruses will help you keep your computer protected and secure. Check them out!

Vipre Antivirus 2012

Vipre Antivirus 4 is a new Antivirus software that boasts a really efficient and lightweight scanning engine. While it is really good in efficiency, it does not provide great protections against phishing, spam and identity theft protection.

Avira Antivirus Premium

Avira Antivirus Premium is good in both, protection and performance. It has Advanced Heuristics Analysis and Detection (AHeAD) system, which can sometimes flag non-malware incorrectly.

Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + 2012

Trend Micro have just revamped their software. Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus + 2012 provides fast and lightweight protection against viruses and malware and even utilizes cloud technology to give real-time updates to your software. But still, it is not really great in providing defense against spam and phishing, and this thing makes it fall behing others.

McAffee Antivirus Plus 2012

McAfee has been one of the most famous antivirus of all times. McAffee Antivirus Plus 2012 provides amazing protection against Viruses, Trojans, spyware and other threats. The thing which makes it fall behind its competitors is its lack of password protection and a not good defence against keyloggers.

AVG Antivirus 2012

AVG is another extremely famous name in the antivirus market. AVG Antivirus 2012 boasts amazing malware protection, continual updates, LinkScanner technology and Social Media Protection. All these things make it one of the best antivirus out there. However, the awesome protection will effect the speed of your PC.

ESET Nod32 Antivirus 5

ESET Nod32 Antivirus 5 provides really sophisticated diagostic tools, heuristic detection and almost slowdown of your PC. This antivirus provides exceptional protection for a very good price. The only downer of this antivirus is its inept and outdated user interface.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012

Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2012 is a new and cloud-based antivirus that provides a fast and effective protection against various types of malware. It offers lightning-fast scans, minimal system resource usage, automatic updates and free technical support. All these things make this antivirus one of the best of this year. Totally outstanding!

Norton Antivirus 2012

Norton is yet another extremely famous and widely used antivirus. This year Norton Antivirus again comes with exceptional security, a light footprint and amazing technical support. So Norton Antivirus 2012 is one of top antivirus for year 2012.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012 comes at number two on our list for a reason. It provides exceptional virus and malware protection at 100% success rate. It boasts an outstanding scanning of your system that keeps the threats away from your system. It is a comprehensive, always up-to-date antivirus that makes sure you are always protected and secure. The only downer is its price tag — but keeping in mind the great performance it delivers, this price can be totally worth it.

BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012

BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012 is number one on our list. It is definitely the best antivirus of 2012. It boasts an outstanding, award-winning combination of high level virus and malware protections, social media defense, and comprehensive updates to make sure that your system is always protected. Some of the features that make BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2012 unbeatable and the best antivirus of 2012 are its new Virtualized Browser, Rescue Mode and Scan Dispatcher.