Since we spend so much time on our computers, I am sure we would want to protect them from any potential danger. One of the greatest dangers for the computer are viruses. In order to protect them, we have to install functional antivirus program. We present you some of the top rated AV programs in the last year.
Avast Free Antivirus 2014
Avast Free Antivirus 2014 provides your computer a complete protection from viruses, files access all the way to the e-mail traffic. Thanks to simple handling, the program is suitable even for the beginners.
Real-time protection includes the following modules that protect your computer from infection: e-mail monitoring, protection against file-sharing tool, scanner for messengers and intelligence services. Efficiency can be adjusted for each component. Also, you can manually scan specific folders and files.
Automatic boot-scan is a handy edition, which you should use at least once a week. The database is constantly updated and also checked for any outdated software on your computer and provides you with the corresponding updates. Integrated Browser Cleanup Tool enables removing any annoying toolbars and plug-ins in browsers.
Panda Cloud Antivirus Free
This AVP protects your data from several types of malicious software, so you’ll be completely safe when it comes to viruses, Trojan horses, adware, spyware and similar threats.
The interface is very pleasant and transparent, and all functions are at hand. You can simply start scanning, view reports of previous scan, adjust the settings. Everything is available in one click in the main window. Cloud-based solutions are easily recognizable in this software category, and Panda Cloud Antivirus is one of the best. Thanks to its technology, antivirus is able to scan a computer, while wasting an incredible little computer resources.
ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall
ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall is a free antivirus program that protects you from hackers on the Internet.
The current version brings you a basic firewall protection for your computer. Some of the AVP included features are: Firewall, Antivirus and additional toolbar that warns you of potentially dangerous websites. In version 12, the user interface is not substantially changed in compared to previous versions. The software now supports Windows 8.1 and brings some improvements in detection of antivirus.
Avira Free Antivirus
Avira Free Antivirus provides effective protection against viruses and quickly and reliably removes unwanted threats.
The user has access to two security features: scanner that continuously monitors your system in real time on one hand, and the ability to scan individual downloads, complete folders or entire hard disk on the other hand. In addition to viruses, worms and Trojans, this free program protects you from adware and spyware. Avira Free Antivirus 2014 is the latest generation of protection for your computer. The most interesting new feature in compared to previous versions is that the advertising window, which has constantly jumped in the previous version, has been removed.
The new version is compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1 and requires less system resources.
AVG Antivirus 2014
AVG Antivirus 2014 is a free antivirus that provides effective protection against the viruses. AVG Antivirus Free 2014 allows you to search the entire computer or individual files, folders or archives as well as diskettes, CDs and DVDs or other removable medias. The new version ensures faster scanning with lot less use of system resources.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials provides users’ an essential protection from viruses and worms that want to infect your computer. Freeware comes with integrated scanner which monitors all file operations in the background, as well as a scanner which can be manually set.
It is positive that the program does the work in the background. A small pop-up pops up if the AVP finds a suspicious file and gives you further instructions.