Many times you want to scan your computer for any nasty programs that might have gotten in through your many daily activities such as downloading email attachments or stumbling upon infected websites. You know that you probably don’t have any malware on your computer but it has been kinda slow lately and you want to be sure. Because you only want to do a quick scan you don’t want to buy any expensive antivirus software so you want something that is freely downloadable and can be used and uninstalled quick if you don’t need it. Here we introduce five free antivirus software downloads.
Avast! is the number two most popular free antivirus and gives you a lot of power in scanning. You know that you will get a thorough scan with Avast! because how can one hundred million people be wrong?
BitDefender Free Edition is a perfect program for doing a quick one time scan of your computer for viruses because it uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engine as the other paid BitDefender products.
Although not free, NOD32 can be downloaded and used as a 30-day free trial. This means that you can download and install NOD32 for a single time scan and then uninstall it right after so you don’t have to be nagged to upgrade.
The plain version of Comodo Antivirus is 100% free and the only features you are missing out on from the Advanced version are the data encryption and scanning of unknown potential threats based on heuristics.
The most popular antivirus by far with over 200 million users worldwide. AVG is the most well known because they have always offered a free version of their antivirus, and you can still download the free edition to this day.
Let us know about your favorite antivirus software.