Monday, 20 May 2013

Free Antivirus and Firewall Software: What is Good?

Free antivirus is one of the most in-demand downloadable software on the Net today. Even with the limited protection they offer, computer users still use them because they're free. There are actually good antivirus firewall software programs that can be downloaded for free.
Take a quick look at some of the antivirus firewall software programs that are actually reliable yet free.
AVG Free. AVG Free is one of the widely used free antivirus applications. It has real-time threat scanner and checks out which website is safe to visit and which has a possible threat (for Internet Explorer and Firefox only). It updates regularly and does not require large system resources.
Avira Antivir. This is a technical user's choice of antivirus program. The average computer user may find it not very easy to use because you have to be knowledgeable about some technical stuff to be able to use this. But, despite that, it is considered the most meticulous in protecting your computer and also the fastest.
Avast! 24.8 Home Edition. It has all the features that the commercial Avast! Antivirus program has. It is good in protecting your computer and detecting possible malware, though it may not be as good or as aggressive as Avira Antivir.

Microsoft Security Essentials. This is easy to use since it is like a part already of your operating system. Being a product of Microsoft, it integrates very smoothly into any Windows version that it is compatible with. It is good in detecting Trojan viruses, malware, rootkits, and spyware. It has a quick and very detailed protection against these threats. This is completely free only for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 genuine operating systems.
For free firewall solutions that are reliable, you can check out Comodo Personal Firewall and Online Armour Personal Firewall.
Comodo Personal Firewall. Though it is free, the duration of free use is only 30 days after installation. So, within that time span you need to register and activate the license. Once installed, it immediately does its purpose, thus configuring or setting it from time to time is not needed.
Online Armour Personal Firewall. The quality of its protection is so good that it leveled its performance with well known firewall programs. Another good thing about this one is that it does not require heavy system requirements.
These free antivirus firewall software programs are reliable when it comes to threat detection and protection. Just make sure that the site you are downloading these programs from don't have spyware or any malware. Visit only trusted sites, or better yet, download them from their official websites.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Free antivirus or firewall software have limited functionality and are good for home PCs. But in organizations where there are many computers, use a licensed and advance antivirus/ firewall software.

    The company where I work use Cyberoam Antispam for business network.