Antivirus is one application which is must for everyone to have on their PC. Lets checkout few best and most popular free Antivirus Software available for home users –

1) Microsoft Security Essential

microsoft-security-essentialsA much needed step taken by Microsoft. A small and light weight Antivirus software however its not the best in comparison of other free antivirus software.

It is a light weight antivirus and runs silently in background, providing you real-time protection. However due to its bad protection level we do not recommend it.

2) AVG Free Antivirus

AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition-2011.1209Credit of popularizing free antivirus goes to this antivirus software. Has improved over the time and now comes with Windows 8 inspired theme.

However AVG has got bad virus detection rate and also it puts heavy load on computer making your PC slow. Therefore not recommended.

3) Avast Free Antivirus

avastThis one has gained popularity over the time because of its good performance. Its feature limited but still a reliable antivirus.

Avast antivirus is light weight and is able to handle any Virus related situation. Therefore this one is recommended and is one of the best free antivirus available.

4) Avira Antivirus

Avira-logoAvira is also recommend because of its good all-round performance.

Its better than Microsoft Security Essentials and AVG Free Antivirus when it comes to virus detection and real time protection. However it shows ads and we do not see any reason to prefer it over Avast.


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