Data Backup Software and Antivirus Software

Newer editions of antivirus software now incorporate a data backup software feature, to enable you to fully restore you computer if it is damaged by a virus or if changes are made to the computer that adversely affect its performance. In most cases, all-in-one computer protection suites may cost a yearly subscription; however, you can download open source antivirus software and additional data backup software for optimum data protection.


Kaspersky PURE - £49.99

Kaspersky PURE is an all-in-one antivirus software with data backup software included in the suite. All computer data and settings can be backed up using Kaspersky PURE, or encrypted to prevent malware infecting vulnerable critical computer applications. Kaspesky charges £49.99 per year for its product, or £89.99 if bought upfront for two years. More information about Kasperky PURE, including other features and system requirements, can be found at: http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/kaspersky-pure .


McAfee Total Protection - $59.99 (£36.89)

McAfee Total Protection is a full internet protection suite software with antivirus and data backup software included in the package. Additional software, McAfee Anti-Theft, can also be downloaded to protect and encrypt important files at an extra fee of $29.99 (£18.44). McAfee Total Protection will protect up to three computers for one year before it must be bought again; more information about the product can be found at: http://home.mcafee.com/Store/PackageDetail.aspx?pkgid=275link=21mtp .


AVG Antivirus - Free

AVG provides free software alongside its yearly subscription products. The simplicity of AVG and its real-time virus database updates make it ideal antivirus software to use alongside any data backup software package. More information about AVG and other products can be fond at: http://free.avg.com/gb-en/homepage .


Avast! - Free

Avast! antivirus software protects users against all forms of malware and updates software features, virus removal techniques, virus detection methods and virus identification databases frequently, at least on a daily basis. Avast! has a easily customisable features and security levels, as well as an effective user interface to optimise Avast! to work alongside other data backup software. It is available for free download at: http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download .


Cobian Backup 8 - Free

Cobian is a data backup software which can be used alongside free antivirus software if your antivirus protection doesn't already include data backup solutions. Cobian allows users to schedule automatic data backups to any directory or drive of choice. Cobian Backup 8 can only be downloaded from SourceForge at the moment, but more information, including download links, can be found from: http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm .


EZBack-it-up - Free

EZBack is an open source software, designed for ease of use and to create preserved, protected structures for files and archives. EZBack can archive and back up 3000 files in 3 seconds and only backs up files that were added of modified since the last backup. EZBack-it-up and all product information can be found at: http://www.rdcomp.net/ezback-it-up .




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