Top 5 Free Antivirus Programs

Although our life without the Internet isn't worth a day's purchase, we all realize that the Web is a real “source of evil” for Windows PC. Trojans, spyware, phishing sites – all this can expose your essential information or stop your puter from working at all. That's why, decent security software is a good start to keep it safe and block all sophisticated and well-directed attacks. Happily, there are plenty of freeware anti-viruses on the market, so you won't have to waste money to decide which is the best one for your situation.

avast! Free Antivirus

Freeware antivirus to protect your PCavast! Free Antivirus

Being one of the top among freeware anti-viruses, avast! Free Antivirus provides solid protection and performance results. With its streamlined user interface, the application comprises all the significant safety capabilities, like web and e-mail shields, boot-time scanning, and a behavioral blocker. It has a minimal impact on your system performance and supports a so-called Salient or Gaming mode: the program won't show you any messages when you view full-screen videos or play games.

AVG AntiVirus

Free Antivirus to Keep your PC CleanAVG Free

This is actually my personal choice in terms of an urgent layer of protection from multitude viruses and rootkit infections. It detects up to 99% of all known threats and doesn't slow down your PC performance at all. Thanks to the fully-fledged behavioral blocker, AVG AntiVrus turns in a good score in malware-blocking test and does a great cleanup job. When required, it performs a complete scan of your system and prevents any intruders trying to install itself without you knowing.

Avira Free Antivirus

Free PC ProtectionAvira Free Antivirus

This is another freeware solution to look for threats and eliminate them from your Windows system. It features a powerful virus scanner with outstanding detection rates of malware and has a decent scanner speed that will free you from infinite waiting. Still, in spite of its comprehensiveness, Avira Free Antivirus doesn't support e-mail or web scanning capabilities, which means that the app won't warn you of infected e-mails. Besides, the program holds an irritating advertising window that pop ups every time when it updates.

Panda Cloud Antivirus

Free Windows PC SecurityPanda Cloud Antivirus

This lightweight, cloud-based tool will offer you a real-time protection which is generally very high. Panda Cloud Antivirus can work alongside with other security utilities without any issues and removes every intruder that comes across. As the program applies cloud technology to get a quicker release of updates, it is able to do its job only when your Internet connection is working. Some may consider it to be a real downside, while for me it's confusing why people need an antivirus when they're offline.

COMODO Internet Security

Security application for your PCCOMODO Internet Security

Another security application that will protect you from various threat sources. It comes as a bundled firewall and antivirus program, allowing you to install both of them or just choose the needed one. The Firewall controls your connection traffic in real time, maintains the list of known malware, and detects any security leak. Additionally, the program comprises Defence+ technology aimed to protect critical system files and block malware before it installs.

Which one would you use to protect your PC?
 
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Like the Avast antivirus, no other antivirus can protect and register by Facebook account. Avast is the best ever.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  2 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

No one has said Comodo,shame on you.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  2 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Just Avast.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

AVG was till 2012, then its Avast free antivirus but I don't like one thing here that it detects, blocks and delete too much without me allowing even for known files. At least, now MS SE is coming hard on Avast and its my best now. I have been using Antivirus since AVG antivirus 2004 till 2012! I tried many and left many. Trust me and try for yourself. MS SE is small but has one problem, it's the 1st time updating is to slow. Once done it's great, the best!

Reply   |   Comment by Durl Dutt  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avast!

Reply   |   Comment by Guest #30764871  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avast Premier 2014

Reply   |   Comment by Superstar Annu Yadav  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Can I use more than one antivirus for PC?

Reply   |   Comment by Aditi Maheshwari  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

You wouldn't really want to because of the way AV software works. Most importantly, it will slow your system down and could slow it down to a crawl.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Norton & McAfee are jokes, they slow down your system more than any virus can. I use AVG and love it.

Reply   |   Comment by Willie Maughan  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Mcafee is the best one for all.

Reply   |   Comment by drkarthikeyandrk  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

I would rather actually use either Norton, McAfee or Webroot.

Reply   |   Comment by Cyberbuilder  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

AVG is the best, quickest and easiest to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Guest #30586044  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avast is the best.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

OK.

Reply   |   Comment by Guest #30542213  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Isn't there any comparison between Avast! and Kaspersky?

Reply   |   Comment by  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

AVAST keeps the system always safe without making any load to the system.

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Kaspersky is the top 2nd antivirus among all antiviruses.

Reply   |   Comment by Dharanidhar  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

I'm using Avast since 2011. After using Avast, I forgot other antivirus software. Now using on my Android too.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Microsoft Security Essentials is the best ever!

Reply   |   Comment by  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

4 and 3.

Reply   |   Comment by Guest #30514691  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Microsoft Security Essentials.

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What about Bitdefender?

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Bock  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Used Panda Cloud for about a year now, very effective even though often malware ends up in the quarantine for a day or two, awaiting a remedy to be found, but nothing has got through to the system. Both Panda and AVG have a long history of making good, free antivirus software, personally I have found them both very useful over the years (late nineties) as a long-time high-end average PC user. Never had a serious infection on any computer with any of their security software installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Guest #23043222  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avast for me and all my customers, it's free and really works well. Few users need something else, besides excepting updates to the program and, best of all, the boot time scan is great.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McDonald  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Cool!

Reply   |   Comment by Tanka  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Windows Defender.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

After an extensive research on the web I chose Avast.

Reply   |   Comment by Carole Smith  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avira.

Reply   |   Comment by Shayan Javed  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avast.

Reply   |   Comment by Guest #30210989  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Where's Windows Defender?

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel S  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avast, no doubt.

Reply   |   Comment by Guest #29952982  –  3 years ago  –  Was it helpful? yes | no (0)

Avast.

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