For basic computer protection, everybody should run at least an antivirus and a firewall. There are integrated security suite or you can choose separate components. Someone is willing to pay to be sure it’s secured, but someone else feels good with one or two free programs, which combined together provide the same value as one purchased.
So what are the most praised Free Antivirus for 2015?
[dropcap type=”1″]5[/dropcap] Comodo Free Antivirus
The latest version of Comodo antivirus sees a major leap forward in security and usability with the addition of cloud based virus-scanning and behavior analysis of unrecognized files. Comodo Antivirus is a free way to rid your computer of viruses, malware, trojans, worms, hackers, and other Inernet threats. During the installation process pay attention at what you accept, so you don’t find yourself in an ugly situation installing more programs that you don’t need. Also it pops up advertisments several times a day. But besides al there drawbacks it does a very good job at detecting and blocking viruses.
[dropcap type=”1″]4[/dropcap] Panda Free Antivirus
Simple design, works very efficient and comes equipped with a real-time antivirus and antispyware engine to catch threats before they cause damage, also called on-access or resident protection, for free. Feature that other antivirus software ask you to pay for. It automatically collects threat detection techniques from other users that have the program installed, which helps protect against new and upcoming attacks. A big minus is that sometimes you may see ads in the right corner that are really annoying.
[dropcap type=”1″]3[/dropcap] Avira Free Antivirus
The software has noticeable impact on system resources while there’s a background scan in progress. The software has good malware detection score and a good range of free tools. Although its interface feels unintuitive to those who don’t know what to look for, even the big “Scan now” button misses. Avira features are divided into five categories: PC Protection, Internet Protection, Child Protection, Mobile Protection and Administration.
[dropcap type=”1″]2[/dropcap] AVG Antivirus Free
While other free antivirus software protects your PC from malware and spyware, AVG goes further scanning links and lets you shred files. If AVG detects a problematic program, it automatically moves it into the Virus Vault, a secure quarantine location on your hard drive. So you have a chance to restore programs that AVG thinks have malicious intentions. As other free programs, AVG has it’s own negative part. The program comes with a host of ads, “Go Pro” buttons and website links which try to persuade you to upgrade.
[dropcap type=”1″]1[/dropcap] Avast Free Antivirus
Avast already was nominated as owning one of the best and simplest user interface, it’s clean, clear and configurable. It provides the essential security you need to protect your PC from hackers and thieves. Free softwares may sometime charge you in other ways. And Avast! is not different from others, installing Avast also equips your PC with a performance & malware scanner named Avast GrimeFighter. So after your computer gets scanned, it displays the problems found in a banner and won’t fix any of them unless you buy it. Fortunately you don’t have to live with this, in just a few clicks you can set it up to avoid the pointless GrimeFighter scan.
Although we have a list of good free antiviruses, we can’t be too presumptuous into them. So, you’d better combine them with a free firewall software.