No computer owner should access the internet without having its device protected, because when reaching a webpage full of viruses, if there is no obstacle, they’ll infect the machine and the owner will have no other option than to reinstall Windows to get rid of the infection before it’s not too late. There are many programs that offer protection against malware programs, but the users can’t decide upon which one is more efficient. Plus, they’d prefer free software. We recommend you four of the best free antivirus programs: 360 Total Security, AVG, Avira and Avast.
360 Total Security
Created by Qihoo, this free solution improves the performance of your computer, offering three variants of scans: Quick, Full and Custom. Its main features are: Speedup, which identifies the startup non critical programs + background tasks + services that are slowing down the computer and allows the user to enable or enable them; Cleanup removes junk and temporary files in order to free up space on the hard drive; Virus Scan will scan your hard drive to locate and destroy viruses and other features that are worth mentioning are: Patch Up utility, Sandbox and System Backup Cleaner. This program uses five engives for your computer’s protection: 360 Cloud Scan Engine, QVMII engine, BitDefender and Avira Antivir engines.
AVG AntiVirus FREE 2015 brings features such as AntiVirus – which identifies, removes and prevents the migration of worms, Trojans and viruses; AntiMalware (AVG Resident Shield); AVG Anti-Rootkit – which detects and removes rootkits that contain malicious software that once it gets to a computer, it takes control of it; AVG Email Scanner – it scans your attachments and doesn’t let you download infected files to your PC; AVG Protective Cloud Technology; AVG Community Protection Network; AVG LinkScanner® Surf-Shield and AVG Social Networking Protection. The AVC Internet Security 2015 offers in addition features such as Online Shield, Data Safe, Anti-Spam and Firewall protection.
This brand has a red colored umbrella icon that became known worldwide, being awarded many times by important organizations. The free version offers essential protection: Total protection from malware, Cloud-enabled file scanning and Fast & resource-light. Antivirus Pro costs around 24 euros (around 28 dollars), but brings in addition protection for shopping & banking, data & identity, plus it scans scans emails and shared folders. Internet Security Suite, which costs around 36 euros (40 dollars) comes with the same features as the other two programs, but in addition, it speeds up your PC in 5 minutes, frees up memory on your hard drive and removes traces of your web activities.
It was downloaded by over 220 million people, and has three variants of versions: the free version has three important features: Intelligent antivirus & anti-malware, Home Network Security and Browser Cleanup which gets rid of the annoying browser add-ons. The Internet Security version costs 40 dollars for one computer, for one year, but it offers four additional features: Pay & bank online, Anti-hijack protection, Silent Firewall and Anti-spam, while the premier version (50 dollars for one year) brings in addition Automatic patching of security holes and prevents misuse of your private data.
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