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BestAtivirus Programs 2011

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The Best Antivirus Software in 2011

 

If you're still not running antivirus protection, you should be. We'll help you choose a free or premium solution.

FREE ANTIVIRUS REVIEWS
Ad-Aware to Panda

Ad-Aware Free Internet Security 9.0
Ad-Aware Free Internet Security 9.0
Editors
Free
Most free antivirus utilities are good at either malware removal or malware blocking, but not both. Ad-Aware Free proved very effective in both areas, almost as effective as Ad-Aware Pro. This is a great free antivirus solution for non-commercial use.


AVG Anti-Virus Free 2011
AVG Anti-Virus Free 2011

Free
AVG Anti-Virus Free 2011 is better at removing malware than most free solutions, but not at malware blocking. With the current release it has the full power of AVG's paid solutions, and the independent labs give it top marks. Add some unusual bonus features and you've got a solid choice for free antivirus protection.


Comodo Antivirus 5.0
Comodo Antivirus 5.0

Free
Comodo promises to keep a clean PC clean, and it delivers on that promise. It does include a component to scan and clean infested systems, but this component doesn't really work. Consider using a different free tool for cleanup, and be prepared to carefully peruse Comodo's numerous popups.


digital defender free 2.0
digital defender free 2.0

Free
Just because something's free doesn't mean it's a bargain. This nondescript antivirus won't cost you any money, but relying on it will cost you in reduced security. Some products do better at keeping a clean system clean than at rooting out entrenched malware; this one isn't good at either.


Immunet Protect Free 2.0
Immunet Protect Free 2.0

Free
If all your friends and contacts have antivirus protection you'll be safer. Immunet encourages and enables sharing free antivirus protection with your community. Alas, based on my testing its cloud-based protection does a poor job cleaning up malware and a so-so job protecting a clean system from infestation. Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Free
When support agents from other vendors run into malware that foils their own product they frequently direct users to run Malwarebytes. I can see why--it's small, fast, and simple. This free product should definitely be in your toolbox. Just don't pay extra for real-time protection.


Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.1
Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.1

Free
This free antivirus is great at keeping malicious software from installing on clean computers. It's less effective at cleaning up existing infestations, so, if it detects a threat, run another product for a second scrubbing.

 

 

 

 

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