Security attacks are increasing in size and severity. During the past year, the Heartbleed Bug became part of the English lexicon, Snap Chat and iCloud were rocked by data breaches. Millions of consumers were impacted when Home Depot and JP Morgan’s databases were hacked into. To ensure better protection, every PC owner needs effective, reliable antivirus software. Unfortunately, this can be expensive, especially given the cost of annual updates.
However, there are plenty of free antivirus software solutions on the market, many of which are just as capable as a paid subscription.
- Avast Free Antivirus
- Avast Pro Antivirus 2015 (paid)
- Avira Antivirus Suite (2014) (paid)
- AVG Free
- AVG AntiVirus 2015 (paid)
- Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 (paid)
- BullGuard Antivirus (2014) (paid)
You don’t have to spend long with Avast Free Antivirus to realize why it’s one of the most popular security tools around. The program is simple to install; a straightforward interface makes it easy to use; a quick first scan should identify any potential threats on your PC, and this all has minimal impact on your system performance.
Avast Free has some useful extras, too. A Software Updater alerts you to program updates you’ve missed, for instance, while its Browser Cleanup tool provides a simple way to remove unwanted add-ons from your browsers. Avast recently released a free Ransomware Removal tool that is designed to eliminate Android ransomware and decrypt locked and ransomed files. The company also unveiled “Grime Fighter,” which the company says supports 12 additional languages and offers an advanced console for more user control for its Free Antivirus tool.
If your PC has an anti-virus, and it stills acts quirky, bring in to Hunt Technology. We will diagnose it and recommend an anti-virus that will work best for your needs.