If you are like most, your computer is a very important part of your daily life. Maybe you own a business online, go to school online or just enjoy social media and online gaming. No matter the reason as to why you have a computer, you do and you want to protect it. One little nasty virus is all it could take to expose your personal and financial information or even to completely shut down your computer and keep it from working at all. What you will want and need is an antivirus software and lucky for you there are many that are free!
Today I’ve made a list of the top 5 free antivirus programs that will provide you with the best protection at no cost at all. The list is based on many trusted reviews and my own personal experience. Take a look at them and see which one fits for you best.
Well deserving of being on the top of our list of the best free antivirus software is the software by AVAST called avast! Not only is it free it is also features a fully functioning antispyware engines and antivirus that will protect the PC from various threats from emails, files, the internet and will even protect you via instant messaging. For a free software program, this one is worth a look. I’ve been using it on my desktop computer for many years and never had any issue regarding virus. It will support Windows XP, Vista as well as Windows 7 and 8.
Different from the “Ad-Aware” you are likely familiar with, Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware is a truly free, always-on and working antivirus program for your PC. What does this mean for you? It means that this software, while it can’t replace some tools you may find with paid programs, the protection it does provide – virus protection – is right in line with paid programs such as Norton or McAfee.
As one of the best antivirus software tools that is available for free, AVG Antivirus Free 2015 is one of our favorites. It is a fully fledged antispyware and antivirus tool. It also includes link scanning, automatic updates, scanning options that can be schedule as well as an email scanner and many more options. There really is not sense in paying top dollar for an antivirus program when this one is this good and it’s free! It works with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8.
If you are looking for protection from adware, worms, spyware, malware, and Trojans as well as viruses then Avira Free Antivirus is just what you are looking for. It is one of the best antivirus programs that is not only fully functional antimalware tool but also free.
The program works with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8. It also can be used for a Linux or a Mac computer.
This is a free antivirus program that can be used with XP, Vista as well as Windows 7 and 8. Amiti Antivirus offers heuristic scanning as well as supporting four different types of scans, one that includes checking for any viruses that currently are running within the memory. Despite of being new to the personal security world it is surely a good antivirus software.
If you have been searching for antivirus protection that won’t cost you and arm or a leg, this list is sure to help. Remember to read reviews on various sites before making any choice to download any software. You want to know the facts before allowing something to download on your computer. Once you have chosen one, download it and get the protection you need to safeguard your personal information. Also check out the list of the best tools to remove adware from your computer.