If you’re into SEO, then you already know how important it is to be protected while working on a new project. Malware, ransomware, phishing websites, and keyloggers can easily infect your system and even steal sensitive data like logins and passwords. That’s when the Total AV antivirus comes to aid: it is reliable, reasonably priced, and all-around solid.
In this post, we’ll talk about how it performs in real-world tests, how user-friendly the apps are, the pricing policy, and more. It might not be as feature-packed as Kaspersky, or as brick-strong as Bitdefender. However, it offers great deals for new users, and the free edition will be a good starting point before you upgrade to something more reliable.
- Above-Average Anti-Malware Protection
- Works Flawlessly On Win, Mac, Android, And iOS
- Low System Impact, Fast Scans, Easy To Use
- Comes Packed With Several Optimization/Tune-Up Tools
- The Free Edition Can Block Ransomware And Phishing Websites
- No Real-Time Protection With Total AV Free
- Renewal Rates Are Higher Than The Industry Average
- No Lab Results From AV-Test And AV-Comparatives
Reliability And Security
With a detection rate of 90%, Total AV easily makes it into the top-10 of the most effective antiviruses. Avast, AVG, and Avira perform similarly (while Kaspersky and McAfee managed to stop 100% of the threats). In ransomware and phishing tests, it also proved its worth. We planted a folder with malicious samples, and they were dealt with pretty quickly.
To put it simply, the Total AV UI is one of the strongest features of the product. Even if you’ve never dealt with antivirus software, all those big and shiny buttons-menus will give you the right hints. And while we are reviewing it as a potential choice for SEO specialists who know their way around computer programs, the friendly interface is still a big pro.
On the main dashboard, you’ll find big icons that represent the various capabilities and features of the antivirus. Those include the System Boost tools, the Disc Cleaner, the Antivirus settings, and Web Security configurations. The owners of the top tiers will also see Safe Browsing (VPN) and Password Vault menus.
With Total AV, you can choose one of the following four packages:
- Free: 100% charge-free
- Essential: $20/first year/$100 regular
- Pro: $40/first year/$120 regular
- Ultimate: $60/first year/$150 regular
While the rates for new users are very competitive, the renewal rates are unreasonably high. So, make sure to cancel auto-renewal, because once that first year is over, you’ll be automatically charged. That will be $100 vs. $20 in the case of Essential and even more if you purchase the higher tiers.
Total AV Free comes with built-in anti-phishing and anti-ransomware protection. Plus, you can run scans with it and eliminate all the threats that the antivirus engine finds. Unfortunately, there’s no real-time protection with it; for that, you’ll have to upgrade to one of the paid editions. We want to stress out once again that to be fully protected you need real-time protection.
Essential is the best pick for people that are only looking to secure one single connection (device). Here is a list of all the additional features that you will get with Total AV Essential:
- Real-Time Protection Against All Threats
- Optimization Tools For Improving Performance
- Web Shield Extension
- Disc Cleaner
- Browser Cleaner
Pro is a far better pick if you need to secure three devices at once. As for the additional features, as SEO specialist, you might be interested in the Safe Password Vault, which is a decent password manager. The Antivirus eBook doesn’t hold much value.
Ultimate includes everything from the previous two tiers and can protect up to five devices (desktop and mobile). Here are the extra features:
Smartphone Optimization and Protection
- 24/7 priority support
- The Free Version, Free Trial, And Money-Back Guarantee
When it comes to free content, Total AV is quite generous. First of all, there’s the free edition we discussed earlier. On top of that, the company also offers a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and a free trial. The MBG allows the owners of the product to get a full refund within 30 days without any limitations or restrictions.
The free trial, in turn, gives access to every single feature of the antivirus. This is a perfect opportunity to test-run it on your device and see how it performs in real life.
This is it for our Total AV review for the SEO specialists. As you can see, it’s quite capable of protecting your device from all types of outside threats, including targeted attacks from cybercriminals. If you’re just getting started and are on a budget, the free edition will do. However, we highly recommend upgrading at least to the entry-level package, as there’s no real-time protection with Total AV Free.
Other than that, tests have proven that this antivirus can be trusted. And, if not for the “greedy” renewal rates, this software could’ve easily made it into the top-5. If you’re looking for some worthy alternatives, take a closer look at Kaspersky, Bitdefender, and Norton. Avast, in turn, offers the best free edition and will be an equally good pick as Total AV free.