Remember when your home computer was just for gaming, checking social media, and watching cat videos? It wasn’t that long ago. But now that computer and its connection to the internet are vital to your work, your children’s schooling, and keeping in touch with the friends you can’t visit. It’d be a shame if something happened to that vital communications node. And that’s why you absolutely must make sure all your computers have the protection of a powerful, effective antivirus utility, one that’s active and up-to-date. If you’re not sure you have the right tool, or if you’re only just now getting protection installed, PCMag can help. We’ve put over 40 antivirus tools through thorough testing to help you pick the one that’s best for you.