- 360 Total Security
One of the most over weighted security programs to stand alone in the worldwide web. This program offers you antiphishing support, online shopping protection, network threat blocking, hard drive clean-up tools, a Windows update checker, and many more.
360 Total Security is a perfect and power packed program, but if you want a simple and light program which can just do the job ok without the headache of using anything heavy than maybe this program will be too much for you. Nonetheless if you want to detect most of the threats and issues in your PC then 360 Total Security is unbeatable.
It’s a power packed program operating with a suite of four antivirus engines. When you install it you will be protected all the time with Bitdefender technology, Avira, and two further engines of Qihoo’s own.
360 Total Security scans deep into your system to find out all the complicated threats to eliminate them.
The high volume of features in this program makes its interface a little more difficult and complex for the beginner and rookies. It is very hard sometimes to use according to your needs, and there aren’t any actual help guide to direct you in your need if you face any difficulties
- Avast Free Antivirus
Avast Free Antivirus isn’t a heavy program and isn’t packed with high configured engines like the purchased programs in the market. Rather it has a very simple and easy to configurable user interface that can easily handled by any kind of users.
Avast Free Antivirus has the service condition to scans for “performance issues” (junk files, unnecessary apps) as well as malware. After the scan the program will detect the issues and showcase the issues in a banner but there’s a catch, if you want to fix these issues and errors you will have to buy Avast’s GrimeFighter otherwise you won’t be able to delete them.
Fortunately that’s not the entire case at all. The user interface of Avast Free Antivirus is clean, clear, simple and configurable – and the GrimeFighter scan can be easily avoided with few of your clicks.
The nature of free antivirus is that it won’t cost you anything to download but you will have to pay if you download the additional service that comes with it as a package. If you want to avoid this unnecessary hassle you must uncheck the checkbox while downloading the program. Otherwise you might not be able to avoid it.
- 3. AVG Antivirus Free
Did you ever thought that why the security companies give away free program to the users in the market. Well you will love the answer that AVG AntiVirus Free gives you. It will surely give you a great marketing edge. It comes with bulk of links and “Go Pro” buttons and website links, and these buttons and so called links to try to persuade you buy there productswhich certainly will not be good idea.
The program can operate in background for most of the time you’re working, so it can’t bother you at all. An excellent scheduler automatically runs scans at regular intervals, on certain days of the week or month – maybe when your system boots. It’s just as easy to schedule program and definition updates, ensuring these won’t tie up network bandwidth when you need it most
AVG Free is a great looking program, but you would have to be careful where you click – there are ads everywhere
To make the whole story short AVG Free just made the top five list barely. But it has decent amount of speed and has the nature to produce results.
- Avira Free Antivirus
Avira Free provides better protection than many paid products
If you’re looking for an easy life then you can leave the program alone, and it’ll do its work almost entirely automatically. But expert users get plenty of fine control. There are options to protect the Hosts file, block auto run, scan archives (including a configurable recursion depth), monitor network drives, set the file types to be scanned, even password protect your Avira installation so others can’t mess with your settings.
Fortunately Avira scores where it matters. The company seems much more interested in substance than style, and the end result is one of the best security freebies around.
Still, for us, Avira’s stripped-back design is a plus, as it makes it easier to add other security tools without conflicts. Factor in its very accurate engine and Avira is our pick of the free antivirus crop.
Some security companies spend a great deal of time and effort on interface design, but Avira isn’t quite so concerned. Sure, Avira Free Antivirus adds a graphical launcher to your system tray, but the core program looks plain, ordinary, and a little dated.
- Panda Free Antivirus
Panda Free Antivirus crates an impression that you can’t resist, with its colorful Windows 8-style interface which certainly offers many feature to its card.
The main plus would be that the main user interface is configurable, too. If you don’t like the layout that much, you can erase some and add to your best suiting.
Panda’s friendly, colorful interface will catch your attention in a glance.
Panda Free Antivirus’s only lag will be that it isn’t quite as powerful as the other related programs in the market. But it still produces some unique features and option to cover up its faults. But if you want a easy day to day use program the it be the perfect choice for you.
We can’t yet give a clear and perfect verdict about this program. In our research we found out that it can deliver a good amount of detection rates all over, but we clearly have our doubts about the scanning speed which seems even below average to us
Also the independent testing showed certain amount of doubts. But that’s still good enough to justify a top five position, and the test reports also highlight some other positives (the package raises very few false alarms).