Best 2020 Windows 10 Antivirus You Should Install

Which antivirus should you use? Well, that’s what we are going to discuss here.

Bitdefender, as far as our research goes, beat everybody to the punch by announcing its 2020 edition of Bitdefender antivirus.

Hence, users who are planning to upgrade their security product to a really top-of-the-line high-level antivirus software or want to simply update their already-installed Bitdefender antivirus product reason, should definitely give this post a go.

This post will help users to learn all the new things that Bitdefender is introducing in its Bitdefender Total Security 2020 offering.

We will also talk about how average online consumers should start taking action and install a 2020 edition of any reputable antivirus product on their computer right now.

The list of best antivirus software for Windows 10 users in 2020 .

Bitdefender Antivirus 2020

Online consumers are finally free to grab the new and improved Bitdefender Antivirus solutions.

Bitdefender, as a company, has successfully managed the beta testing campaign of their latest Bitdefender offering.

The beta testing phase helped Insiders to actually test all the latest and the greatest features that Bitdefender Total Security 2020 had to offer well in advance.

On a more specific note, Bitdefender has also rolled out its latest offerings in four other security product categories.

Each of the categories caters to a specific type of online user who has different and specific cybersecurity needs.

Currently, Bitdefender is offering,

  • Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac
  • Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2020
  • Bitdefender Internet Security 2020
  • Bitdefender Total Security 2020

We know quite a few independent antivirus testing labs that have awarded the company’s products various best in the business awards.

Some of the most reputable of these testing labs have also labeled Bitdefender as the best cybersecurity company in the world today.

All of this suggests to us that Bitdefender really has the ability to provide the user’s computer machine running Windows 10 the maximum amount of online security.

In the process of doing so, it can also handle the latest online cyber threats.

This way, Bitdefender is able to surf the internet without giving any thought to or worrying about various virus and/or malware attacks.

Let’s discuss some of the main features that users will have a chance to take advantage of via Bitdefender Antivirus 2020.

Right now, the list of new features goes something like,

  • A standard password manager.
  • A firewall component for privacy
  • Protection component for social networks which protects users against all types of new malware and other viruses that take advantage of social media platforms to spread.
  • File shredder. Now, users will no longer have a need to download a separate file shredder program.
  • Safety component for online banking
  • Complete webcam protection.
    This feature is essential for all the users who want to prevent online hackers and other cybercriminals from having access to their machine’s camera.
  • A component for Bitdefender VPN which is needed for those users who want a bit of extra privacy.
  • Work, movies and game mode available.
  • A global network of protective layers which are designed to detect and then nip all the latest cyber threats right in the bud
  • Secure web browsing
  • Bitdefender Autopilot.
    This feature takes care of all the various cybersecurity aspects so that the user has time for other things he/she enjoys doing/
  • Anti-theft protection
  • Anti-fraud protection
  • Anti-phishing protection
  • A multiple number of protection layers in order to protect against ransomware attacks and block the latest ones from harming the user’s computer machine.
  • Comprehensive data protection.


Users who are curious about the company and want to learn a lot more about what the company is offering and how is it working all the time to keep the user’s safe in the online world should go ahead are read out Bitdefender Internet Security review here.

Of course, users can always go to the official Bitdefender website and get more information on each and every product Bitdefender has to offer.

Panda Antivirus 2020

Just like the majority of other major antivirus companies, Panda has also updated its antivirus offerings recently.

Recent reports suggest that the company would continue to offer its 2020 line-up at least until mid-2020.

This is one of the many reasons why we have included Panda Antivirus 2020 in our list here.

The Panda Antivirus latest version has a lot of things going for it which makes it a must try for online consumers running Windows 10 on their computer machines.

This holds especially true for the coming year since hackers are always trying to come up with new ways to attack online consumers.

Panda has already established itself as one of the very top antivirus solutions for users on the Windows platform.

It has achieved all that because of what it offers for different users.

At the time of writing this piece, Panda offered users a total of four different antivirus products and/or versions.

Each of the version suits a particular kind of online consumer.

All of Panda’s offerings come equipped with some standard features such as a built-in firewall feature along with various safe browsing features to keep users safe while they enjoy what the online world has to offer to them.

Panda security is also effective against hackers when they try to ruin a user trying to shop for something online.

The four offerings go something like,

Panda Essential

This is the base version of Panda security.

The antivirus component of this product comes preinstalled with firewall and other features which keep online users safe while they are browsing the web and/or making a purchase online.

Panda Advanced

Panda security Advanced offering provides protection for the user’s machine against various types of ransomware attacks.

Moreover, this version also comes with other extra features like app locker, parental control system and a lot more.

Panda Complete

This is the tool that the company provides for the user who wants to protect his/her data, device location and other things.

It comes with a standard password manager tool for users looking to safely store their usernames and passwords somewhere.

Panda Premium

This offering is perfect for those people who want premium protection.

The branding of this product makes it clear that this offering is for high-end users.

It offers a complex system of layers of protection.

The Panda Antivirus version that is available to subscribers of this package can comprehensively protect the user’s machine running on the Windows operating system.

Our research shows that the Premium antivirus protection comes packaged with bonus features such as cloud storage (20 GB with no additional cost) and a Premium VPN application.


Users who are lucky enough may actually get a 25 percent discount if they subscribe to the service during the discount season.

Avira Antivirus 2020

Avia also announced its 2020 security product portfolio just recently.

With the new product lineup, Avira has expanded its overall Antivirus 2020 family.

As per the new lineup, Avira has a couple of free versions of its products and also offers the premium Pro version.

This security company has no issues with providing online security for all platforms and devices including,

As far as what the latest media reports have revealed, the company has shifted the focus of its new antivirus products to,

  • Security
  • Size
  • Speed

against any and all online threats.

Now, the new versions offer lots of features.

Some of the most prominent ones and other improvements which deserve a mention include,

  • Security for home networks which allows Avira to scan the user’s connected devices.
  • Unlimited access to the company’s customer support system
  • The Safe Surfing feature which blocks infected and fake websites.
  • Security for activities such as online shopping and banking.
  • Protective features against the latest phishing attacks
  • Spyware removal
  • Adware cleaner
  • Components to block and remove Banker Trojans, ransomware, and malware.

Avira, as a security company, has managed to make some major improvements in the time that its products take to detect malware and other problems.

And that company has done that with the help of its Project AGEN initiative.

This is a technology that has the ability to replace millions of various checksum detections which under normal circumstances are managed by VDFs or Virus Definition Files.

It does that with the help of pattern-based machine learning techniques.

There is little doubt that if the company manages to cut Virus Definition Files sizes by close to 75 percent that it would lead to a significant decrease in the detection times.

Moreover, a machine learning based system would also speed up security updates and device startup time.

Now is a good time to mention the complete list of what Avira has to offer to users via its 2020 Antivirus portfolio.

Free Security Suite


The Free Avira Security Suite which offers users the most reliable basic protection against online malware and other threats.
This suite also features a Software Updater and a VPN service.
For more details, readers should make their way to the official Avira website.

Total Security Suite

Total Security Suite which is actually the company’s all-in-one solution to online security.

Avira Prime.

This offering is the company’s yearly subscription.

It includes almost all the premium services and products and then adds VIP technical support on top of that.

Avira Antivirus Pro

The Pro version is where the company has improved the most.

Now it offers a remastered and redesigned antivirus product that comes fully equipped with the latest next-gen artificial intelligence-enabled technology which has the ability to keep up with all the threats that tend to evolve over time.

Subscribers of this package also get to enjoy the help that the company offers via its premium customer support team.

Avira Internet Security Suite

This, according to our research, is the essential security product for those looking for protection against all sorts of bad things that live on the internet.

The Avira Internet Security Suite comes with full customer support as well as the Pro version of the Software Updater.


Needless to say, Avira Antivirus 2020 with its new offerings has managed to decrease its resources requirements by a lot.

This is the reason that now it has one of the smallest resource footprints on any given internet-enabled device even if we compare it to the elite security providers in the business today.

Not only that, internal studies have also managed to show that Avira, with its new updates, now averages from two to five times less resource impact than the majority of other online security products.

All the while it manages to provide users with a top-of-the-line and reasonably priced security product to guard them against cyber threats.


Final remarks

Readers can rest assured that this is only the first post in our list of posts on the best antivirus product for the year 2020.

Because of its nature, there is no doubt that our list is a work in progress.

In the coming months, we will continue to update this list as soon as security companies launch their own 2020 product line up.

Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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