Whenever completing installing a new system on the computer, I will install antivirus/internet security software. However, many antivirus and internet security products, like Norton 360, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, etc. I usually get questions from my friends, families, and colleagues. What is the best internet security? Which is better: antivirus or Internet security? What is the most effective internet security? So I researched the most downloaded internet security software stats.
Most security software is protected from 3 aspects: Protection, Performance, and Privacy. The Protection Function is mainly to intercept complex network attacks, including real-time protection
, network threat protection
, etc. The Performance mainly responds to malware when the system performance, including one-click computer acceleration, intelligent security assistant, etc. Finally, Privacy Protection is mainly comprehensive protection of network privacy and personal information, including anti-tracking, anti-phishing, etc.
I find antivirus/internet security developers designed their security products into 4 types:
1. Antivirus - including the basic Real-Time Antivirus and Anti-Phishing.
2. Internet Security - including Antivirus functions, plus with Payment Protection, VPN, AdBlocker, Private Protection, Webcam Protection, Adult Content Blocker
3. Total Internet Security - including antivirus, Internet security functions, and other security-related protections, like Parent Control, File Protection, Password Manager, etc.
4. Other secure-related functions that are always added into Internet Security products or Total Internet Security products, like Parent Control, System Optimizer, VPN, etc.
Today, I made a collection of the Top 10 most downloaded Internet Security Products, and the downloads are calculated for both Internet Security and Total Internet Security products in a brand. I hope this collection will help you better choose an Internet Security product.
|#||Product||Total Downloads (2022)|
|3||AVG Internet Security||18,601,086|
|6||COMODO Internet Security||4,250,609|
|8||Trend Micro Maximum Security||3,827,989|
|9||BitDefender Total Security||2,152,028|
|10||ESET Internet Security||1,635,656|
Best Internet Security Software
Total Downloads: The total download data are referred from 9 top download websites, (CNET Download, Softonic, UPtodown, Soft32, Softpedia, MajorGeeks, Software Informer, Downloadcrew, TechSpot). And some products' download data are calculated both the free and paid versions.
Lowest Price - The one with the lowest total cost of listed products
BestSeller - ColorMango top-selling of listed products
Top Brand - The one has lowest alexa rank of listed products' brand websites. (The rule is the lower the number, the better)
Google Search Rank #1 - Ranked #1 in Google Search results of listed products (Searched by incognito mode on 4 computers)