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Best Free Antivirus Software

Updated on April 10, 2015

Is your computer slow?

Does it have crash problems?

Do you sometimes feel like murdering your computer?

This Hub is about keeping your operating system alive and kicking.

Here is the list of Best free antivirus software.

Free stuff is always good, there is nothing better than free stuff no matter what it is.

The List below is in no particular order

So try them all and in the end stick to one.

So here we go:

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG is offering their premium edition with one month trial version, if you are cheap enough to use software for one month and then say thanks and no thanks then this offer is for you, at the end of one month your package automatically changes to free version.

  • Latest version is 9.something, I am sure they won’t give you old version.
  • Download free AVG antivirus from their site.

Avast Free antivirus

I have read loads of good things about Avast Free Antivirus.

Avast Free Antivirus is works in multiple protective layers that combine together to provide a reliable and fast security. Best quality of this free antivirus is that it’s lightning fast. Avast Free antivirus is designed for the regular PC users who wants easy-to-use protection for basic email and web surfing.

This Free antivirus comes with No Firewall.

Avast Free Antivirus includes these features.

  • Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
  • Heuristic engine (I have no idea what this is but still it's Free)
  • Real-time anti-root kit protection
  • Potentially unwanted program detection
  • Code emulator
  • Scheduled scanning
  • Fast application of updates
  • File System Shield
  • Mail Shield
  • Multi-threaded scanning optimization
  • Supported windows version: Vista/XP/2000/NT4/98/ME/95.
  • Download from their official site.

Avira Free Antivirus Personal Edition

Avira AntiVirus Personal Free Antivirus is a complete, simple to utilize free antivirus software, intended to provide dependable and absolutely free virus protection to all its valued users.

Avira offers:

Malware Recognition of viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, whirly worms, and all those dirty problems that PCs have;

It also has an automatic update of signatures system which is available in all quality software today, it gives you a permanent virus fortification, with Virus Guard real time watch dog.

You are protected against known and unknown threats, it also has a scheduler where you can set the scanner to make automatic virus scans or updates on your system. Only drawback that I have read is that it’s a bit slow. But my theory is that PCs are slow not the software. If you have a core2duo this one is for you.

  • Supported Windows versions: Windows XP/Vista 32-bit/64-bit and Window 7

Clamwin free antivirus.

Pros of using ClamWin: It’s easy to handle, very stable and pretty fast in scanning. It scans faster than avast. It’s bigger than most of antivirus in this list so there are lots of


packed in this package.

Cons of using ClamWin: real time protection is missing, so you have to be a bit careful when doing data transfer. But the absence of real-time protection makes you PC fast but using less RAM.

Gamers should have this one installed for them.

All Window version are supported

Download is fro its site or

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition

Pc tools Free Anti-virus is pretty much like its competitors up there, but the installation file is big. So we can say that it has more juice in it. But overall it’s just another free antivirus. Easy to use, light, protects from all basic threats what else do you want from a freeware.

A good quality antivirus with an incredibly light scanner, While you access internet or browse through your computer, you can scan with PCtools, it is extremely easy to use, Recommended to users who don’t usually use antivirus, It even has phone support so whenever this freeware has a problem you can call the manufacturer and get free support.

Dr.Web CureIt

FREE anti virus and anti spyware scanner based on the Dr.Web best-of-breed engine with the most up-to-date add-ons to the Dr.Web virus bases.

Although it’s a free antivirus, but it’s not that good. Works for few people but there are some complaints that it leaves behind some viruses. It’s also smaller and doesn’t have good automatic update services. Rests of the features are quite reliable.

It doesn't contain any Firewall or malware remover, but still if you want simplicity, Dr.Web Cureit can be a good option. All window versions are supported.

Panda Free Antivirus

Panda is great for detecting and cleaning all viruses. It's easy to use and quick to install. Panda firewall and other great features are very useful for cleaning PC. You might need anti ad-ware software for complete protection.

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus and Antispyware

Adware is really annoying sometimes they hijack web browsers and then there are these unlimited popups that drive users mad. Ad-aware detects and cleans all adware from PC and it also offers a pretty decent antivirus. So Ad-aware is a good package for PC protection and cleanup.

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    • Bilaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Edward Happer MSc 

      9 years ago

      Lk21 you can trust a free antivirus. Above mention free antivirus are very reliable. However paid version provide you complete security. I have been using AVG internet security for a while now and its really good. I never have to worry about any thing.

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      9 years ago

      Can you trust a free antivirus?

      I mean there must be hidden add ware or why is it for free. I have heard great things about AVG anitvirus. Its free version is being used by thousands.

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      9 years ago

      avg by far is the best free antivirus software. They also offer support with their trial. Even the paid version is very cheap.

    • Bilaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Edward Happer MSc 

      9 years ago

      Well you should hurry and get an anti virus installed ASAP...

      Thanks For the comment

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      9 years ago

      Good info. Bilaras. My computer is kind of new but it is already slowing down. So I will look into some of this software you have suggested. Thanks.


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