Monday, February 2, 2009

List of Free Antivirus Software

Antivirus Software is required by every PC user to keep the system safe from threats posed by virus and malware attacks. There are several types of programs which can affect your PC such as viruses, trojan horses, worms, malware etc. Here is a comprehensive list of some free antivirus softwares.
  1. Avast Antivirus. This is a free to use antivirus software for home and small commercial use. The user interface is simple and easy to use. Avast Antivirus provides protection againts nearly all types of threats like viruses and malwares.
  2. AVG Antivirus. This is a better option for home users as it is light and provides a vault facility to handle infected files. The drawback is that AVG Antivirus cannot be used for commercial purposes.
  3. Bit Defender. Bit Defender provides online scanning of your system which is very helpfull if you have to scan small portions of your hard disk. Bit Defender also has a light home use antivirus software.
  4. Clamwin. This is another good option. Clamwin Antivirus is dedicated to windows OS and provides several plugins tailor made for windows OS. The drawback is that it takes long time to scan files.
  5. Avira AntiVir. Avira AntiVir provides protection against all major viruses and malwares. It autmatically downloads updates and provides protection against previously unknown viruses also.
  6. PC Tools Antivirus. It has a realtime feature for scanning files and also provides on demand scanning of files. It defends against all sorts of viruses and malwares. On good point about PC Tools Antivirus is that is also scans incoming and outgoing mails.
  7. Comodo Antivirus. This is a very simple to use antivirus software which provides automatic protection against all viruses, trojans and malware. Comodo Antivirus has automatic update feature which it runs daily and provides thorough protection of PC and network.

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