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3 Best, Popular and Powerful Free Antivirus and Malware Protection Software

Security is the bedrock of computer usage. Without it, your PC is vulnerable to a number of perils, including viruses, trojans, spyware and phishing attacks. Prevention is the best cure. Let’s find out how to secure your PC with free software. If you use PC extensively, you should take steps to establish the security
of not only your system, files and folders but also web browsing. Nearly 80% of unwanted programs enter your system via the web. So make sure to avail of various tools to engage in safe computing.


Antivirus
Antivirus
In this article, we will compare and list 3 most popular and free antivirus protection suites, so that you are always safe from malwares and computer viruses trying to penetrate through your systems.

Top 3 Most Popular Free and Powerful Antivirus

AVG Antivirus 

AVG Antivirus
AVG Antivirus
AVG Antivirus enables you to block virus, trojans, spywares and malwares from entering your computer. It includes AVG Zen which protects all devices from a single dashboard. Moreover, you can scan and remove viruses in your computer using your mobile phone. You will be prompted to register for an optional AVG Zen
account. The dashboard helps you view protection, performance, privacy and identity and also includes a separate module called Web Tuneup, besides one to verify the performance of your computer. To avail of it, you need to select the ‘Fix Performance’ option by right clicking on ‘AVG Antivirus’ on the taskbar. If you select ‘Click to protect more devices’ on the dashboard, you will be able to add additional devices such as Android and Mac phones and tabs, for which you have to make use of the credentials of your AVG Zen account.
Prime Feature: With AVG Antivirus, you can scan social media links.

Avast Antivirus

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Avast Antivirus
Avast Antivirus
Avast Antivirus detects and removes all kind of viruses, trojans and malwares. It also protects your home network from the claws of attackers, besides
removing unwanted extensions, toolbars and including features to protect your system from phishing. It also includes VPN and has the ability to run on a ‘silent’ mode. Moreover, the smart scan utility helps you perform all kinds of scanning with a single click. Avast Antivirus automatically removes outdated software which pose a major threat to your computer. The dashboard enables you to perform either smart or quick scanning. You will also be able to add Sandbox, SafeZone and Firewall from the ‘Tools’ section. Moreover, the virus definitions are updated regularly.
Prime Feature: Avast Antivirus features a password manager, which enables you to store all your credentials securely.

Avira Antivirus

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Avira Antivirus
Avira Antivirus
Avira Antivirus automatically detects and removes not only viruses but also malwares, worms, trojans, spywares and adwares. More importantly, it also protects your privacy and includes a powerful browser tracking blocker, which automatically bars harmful websites and hidden applications which are commonly found in third party software programs. The Avira Launcher enables you to access system scanner, real time protection tool, firewall and quarantine. You can also configure Android security and manage scheduler, reports and events. The right side of the launcher lets you configure settings related to PC and firewall protection, which will be useful for web browsing. You can also enable/disable services by dragging the green tab, and select the specific ‘type’ of files that need to be scanned by selecting the ‘Open configuration’ option from the real-time protection row.
Prime Feature: Avira Antivirus is equipped with cloud protection which protects your computer against the latest threats.

Which one should you go for?


I’d recommend Avira Antivirus because it has a clean user interface and is easy to navigate. Also you can go for Avast Antivirus if you prefer a more sleek design and UI.

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