|Best Free Antivirus For Windows|
Windows computers are obviously most used computers as Windows being the most popular Operating System in the world. And therefore, the Windows users are mostly vulnerable to viruses and Trojans. I am not saying that other computer operating systems are totally safe, but due to more number of users, the Windows is the mostly targeted OS.
To make your computer secure from security attacks and leak of your personal data and for other privacy safety reasons, you have option to use software programs, known as Antiviruses. There are many antivirus programs available in the software market by many vendors. Most of them are paid while some of them are also available for free. Although, I have already written a guide on How to Choose Best Antivirus Program for your computer, but I felt a need to publish an article just on free antiviruses. Because I know that most of my friends do not want to spend money on software, so here I am giving you a list of some free anti-virus software with their download links. I have collected this list by researching on web, exploring other lists, such as About.com and PC Mag. All you need to do is to pick your favorite from the list and download and install on your computer. And I also suggest you to read the Antivirus Selection Guide, if in case you wanted to get more information about Security and Antiviruses.
So, here goes the list of free best Antivirus Software Programs:
Best Free Antivirus Programs For Windows OS:Bitdefender Free Antivirus: When is comes to analysis or research, Bitdefender is always seems to be the top best player of Antivirus Software competition. Now, it is not so sure that if they submit the results of the free version or the paid one. But the results clearly showed by Antivirus Test Labs that Bitdefender is the best Antivirus software. And the main thing is that they also offer a free version. Following are the main features of Bidefender Free Antivirus Program:
1. Real Time Shield
2. Active Virus Control
3. Intrusion Detection System: It is a feature that detects the behavior of each software and application and blocks the software which behaves in a suspect manner.
4. B-Have: It detects the working of applications and software in safe environment and if it detects that application is working in some abnormal manner then it will delete or quarantine the app.
5. HTTP Scanning: Check your browser for attacks and phishing pages.
6. Anti-rootkit: A Hacker can control your PC via a rootkit. Bitdefender blocks the rootkits or any of likewise software.
7. Low Memory: Bitdefender is a light weight antivirus program which ensures your computer’s safety without taking lots of memory and CPU usage.
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AVG Free Antivirus: AVG and Avira Antivirus are the winner in the test results of PC Magazine 2014. The good thing about AVG is its multi-support for almost all kind of devices. Whether you are using an Android phone, Windows PC or Apple Mac, AVG has the free Antivirus solution for your every device. The one other great feature of AVG Antivirus is now it comes with Privacy Fix. PrivacyFix is a very good feature that I really liked. With this, a user can have all control over his privacy. How Facebook, Google and other social networks are collecting data about you? How can you stop it? And all of that is just one click ahead. As AVG’s website says that there are over 1200 trackers that big companies have implemented over you. You can secure your online privacy with just one click ‘Fix’ and that is all. You’re done.
Following are the other features of AVG Free Antivirus Edition:
Antivirus Protection: Protection against Malware, Spyware and Viruses.
Link Protection: Scans your browser for attacks, phishing pages and even scans every link.
File Shredder: Securely removes files to prevent snooping.
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Avast Free Antivirus: Avast free antivirus is one of the most used Antivirus software. There is no doubt about its popularity and trust. The company has been serving its users from 25 years. Although, I also used Avast Internet Security on my Windows computer and I still use avast on my desktop computer. But when we technically compare the free version of Avast with its competitors, there are not much features to favor avast. Although, it also comes with great features such as Silent firewall, safe zone for banking and automatic software updater etc. but all those features are in premium versions only and not in the free one. The main features those are included in the free version of the Avast Antivirus Software are:
Intelligent Antivirus with new DynaGen technology and
Protection against malware, Antivirus and rootkits.
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Avira Free Antivirus: Avira is a multi-platform, light weight and reliable Antivirus Software from Avira Operations. And as I already told you that Avira is one of the Best Antivirus winners on PC Magazine alongside AVG. For a regular computer and internet user, Avira is the best Antivirus software in the market. Alongside the basic real time protection, it also offer anti-ad and antispyware protection. Avira comes with a free browser toolbar which scans the webpages and browser’s functionality for inappropriate behavior and also shows the safety meter for specific websites.
Avira Free Antivirus
Microsoft Security Essentials: As you may already know, Microsoft Security Essentials which is commonly abbreviated as MSE is an Antivirus product by Microsoft. This Antivirus software is totally free for Windows users. Microsoft offers free automatic updates for MSE alongside some other features such as Real time protection, malware protection etc.
I have tried this tool and the good thing about Microsoft Security Essentials is it is light weight and not too much messy. It is just a simple Antivirus program with a very simple to use User Interface and it will be the Best Antivirus Program for you if other guys didn’t work well for you. There are some cases when Antivirus Programs start messing up with the Windows files and sometimes they delete them and eventually corrupt the Windows OS. In such cases, MSE is your best bet.
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