According to the most recent biannual report from Microsoft on computer security, practically one-fourth of all computers in the world don’t have an antivirus or any other kind of security software. One of the biggest reasons, in addition to simple user ignorance, is the fact that you have to pay for one. So that this isn’t an excuse for you, here we recommend five free antivirus programs that will safeguard your computer against all kinds of malware.
Avast! Free Antivirus
It’s not the most-downloaded security software on Uptodown for nothing. Avast! currently has the largest market share in the world thanks to a clear and simple interface, and a robust security service. It is available for both Windows and Mac, and is constantly updating its database with all kinds of viruses and spyware.
Although the paid version of Avast! Internet Security comes with more features when it comes to securely browsing the web, the free version is more than enough for the majority of users – all you have to do is simply register it for free, and you’ll be able to use it indefinitely.
Its virus detection system’s efficiency is very similar to that of Avast! according when it comes to benchmarks. It’s latest version 2013 has gone through a complete visual makeover, and has adapted to the Windows 8 look. In addition to virus and spyware protection, it has some integrated online security services, and a system that notifies you come across an unreliable website while you’re browsing, or a filter for your email inbox.
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Avira Free Antivirus
Avira’s security capabilities have greatly increased its user base recently, principally for having focused more than its competitors on offering a permanent, lightweight protection that runs without any issues on lower-end computers.
Just as we mentioned a few months back, the latest version 2013 includes some very exciting features, such as a security service for social networks, like Facebook or Twitter, a smart detection system that detects suspicious programs (even if they aren’t registered on its blacklist), and a complete security system for web browsing.
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Panda Cloud Antivirus
This version of Panda’s most attractive feature is that it store the majority of its services on the cloud, and provides permanent protection with little impact on your computer, and runs smoothly on any machine, even it is very old. It is a minimalist design in every meaning of the word for users that aren’t at all familiar with this kind of software.
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BitDefender Free Edition
This free antivirus from the Romanian company Softwin also has seen an enormous increase in its user base because of its great performance and results, which has helped it become nominated for the best antivirus of 2012 instead of all the others previously mentioned by AV-Comparatives, a website that specializes in testing this kind of software. Antispyware protection, a firewall, an online warning system against suspicious websites, and many other features make it a highly-recommended choice.
Download BitDefender Free Edition | http://bitdefender-free-edition.en.uptodown.com/