7 of the Best Free Antivirus Software Programs ...

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Antivirus software can be quite expensive;

however, it is possible to get great free protection when you choose one of the best free antivirus software programs.

I used to spend a lot of money each year to renew my antivirus program, and over the years I know I spent hundreds of dollars.

Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when a computer technician told me that there were wonderful free options.

The following is a list of some of the best free antivirus software programs that you can get.

They are all slightly different, so depending on what you need, one will be the best option for you.

1. 360 Internet Security

360 Internet Security is one of the best free antivirus software programs that you can choose from.

It installs quickly, and it finds viruses very effectively.

At times, it is a little too enthusiastic and flags sites that are okay, but overall it works well.

While it does install fast, the initial update can take up to 15 minutes, so be sure to set aside a little time for the update.2

2. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +11

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +11 is a great antivirus program.

It quarantines viruses as it finds them instead of waiting until the end of the scan.

Also, if you need it, it has free remote malware remediation.

This is an updated version of Ad-Aware, and while it is not quite as good at detecting malware, it is still a great free option.

3. Avast

Avast is an excellent free antivirus software program that gets good reviews from independent test labs.

It performs website reputation checks, and it also checks for unpatched applications.

The only drawback to Avast is that it is not great at blocking malware.

However, it does have 200 million users, so it must be pretty good.

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