Hunting for good antivirus software is not that easy, it might even be a headache. Since our life is heavily depending on the Internet, choose antivirus software has become as important as you choose what to eat, or what clothes to wear.
Nowadays, we have access to many freeware, which seems like a bargain. But, sometimes, free just end up costing you more. One big misunderstanding here is: “free download”, doesn’t mean “free of use”. We have to learn to figure out among free trail version, free version with certain functions limited, and true freeware.
Many people are misled by “free download”, and take for granted its freeware. However, they don’t know the publisher only provides obstacle-free download channel, and later will persuade you to buy upgraded version for full protection.
Headache comes: Pro version costs too much. Trail version will expire in 30 days. Free version has limitations to crucial functions. Some performs well, but is very heavy on system resources. Some delivers low-impact performance, but the detection rate is not so good. Some are both light on resource and with high detection rate; however, the price is a little high.
When choose antivirus software you may wonder whether there is any good free antivirus software that has virtually no limitations on its functions? If it costs, what extra benefits will it bring? Let’s take a look at some most effective antivirus program:
Also named ESET Smart Security, this software delivers smart and accurate protection towards threats, and provides a trail version for 30 days. Paid version cost $39.99- $59.99. The one with higher price contains only two more functions than the cheaper one: Parental control & smarter intelligent firewall. It’s truly not a necessity to buy the $ 59.99 version if you don’t have any kids yet.
If you don’t care about money, NOD32 is no better choice.
It provides a trail version too. But unlike NOD32 (which provides you 30 days free of use silently and dedicatedly). You will fight with some time-wasting pop-up alerts telling you that “You are using a trial version. We recommend you purchase a commercial version.”
If we really need, we will buy. Such pop-ups appear a little earlier than we expected. How about 7 days before the trial version is really going to expire? Kaspersky Lab should improve this, and get rid of such annoying pop-up notifications as soon as possibe.
If you are looking for some 100% free antivirus software, trail version= formal version. No limitations to any of its functions. Good performance software. Consider the following two options.
Microsoft Security Essentials as the first security layer
It works completely similar to expensive anti-virus software. MSE is developed by Microsoft, which makes it dependable. You can count on this program in blocking viruses, and other Internet threats. It’s a perfect match for Windows.
Anvi Smart Defender as the second security layer
A new player in Internet security field, we mention it here because it’s really well-performed. It provides powerful comprehensive protection against various threats, such as viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malware that often missed by antivirus software. Most importantly, it’s cost-free.
This software package also provides system optimization function to clean junks on your system to speed up your pc and innovative Cloud Scan technology to assist protecting your pc.
It’s not a bait to lure you in. 100% free is a reliable truth. Its easy of use, impressive UI, and superfast scanning speed, have already made it stand out.
Which antivirus to choose? This stuff really matters. Whatever you choose, choose one that delivers you timely and correct information to protect your computer, as well as, no disturbance to normal performance of your computer. In other words, choose one that won’t slow down your PC, and protect you away from Internet threats firmly and silently.
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