A virus is a malicious program that will corrupt the normal functioning of your computer, applications including emails and browsers.
Do not entirely depend on Windows defender which is though free but its performance isnt much effective.
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Below is a list of best freewares as in 2016 however mark you if you need a really good antivirus to provide maximum security then consider spending some coins.
- Avast free antivirus.
- AVG Antivirus Free
- Avira Free Antivirus.
- BitDefender Antivirus Plus 2016.
- F-Secure Antivirus 2016.
- Panda Antivirus 2016.
- Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security.
- Webroot SecurityAnywhere Antivirus.
From the list this antivirus comes top due to its good interface even a newbie could easily use it. It bundles most of its features into smart scan hence on a simple click it will run virus checker, software updater, network vulnerability checker, and more.
There after you’ll get a report listing any malware it has uncovered, software patches you are missing, potentially risky browser add-ons, weak or duplicate passwords, and more.
We find this program reliable since other than the great bunch of free great features, it does not affect the speed of the PC hence a good option to try first. Its pro version could cost around $39-$79
This antivirus has for years struggled with the unmerciful competition in the market however now owned by Avast it is showing great performance to the end user.
It has for a while been rated among top 10 freewares for a few of its goodies that it comes bundled up with such as antivirus and web protection and also having android amnd Mac version then it allows remote control of devices.
This freeware doesn’t (for now) have a real-time update capability hence making users vulnerable in a while before updating. You could fix this by getting the commercial product that would cost around $19-$35 and obviously with more features like enhanced firewall, free support and anti spam functionality included.
Avira free antivirus has a relatively complex and shortage of feature that would require you to install extra add ons in your browsers to maximise its security however, it still fights its position to top numbers in this list.
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It is because of its light weight on PC, easier to use than the unfirendly look it portrays. It handles almost all threats on its own and incase the user needs assistance then a tutoring file is present to guide you through.
The free antivirus comes packaged with autorun blocking risks from infected USB and a simplified interface.
Avira proves to users that it isn’t the high definition interface that does the job, it is the avira that does provide the pure security to pc even now with its android version brother doing a great job.
Its commercial sister would cost somewhere between $19-$29 and believe me not, it does a great valued job.