How to Choose an Antivirus For Free

How to Choose an Antivirus For Free

The news is filled with stories of millions of people’s Internet devices being hacked or hacked. Although a large portion of the hacks are due to the hacker’s experience, there are also other factors at play, including the lack of security tools. There are a variety of free antivirus programs that provide solid protection against the most frequent threats.

Look for a free antivirus that has a strong malware detection. A program’s ability to distinguish malicious threats such as viruses and worms, phishing attacks and ransomware, from legitimate software is the primary measure of its effectiveness. Look for a program which can recognize all kinds of malware including rootkits, trojans, phishing attacks and more, and has perfect or nearly-perfect rate of detection of viruses.

Additionally, you should look for a software that does not slow down your system to a great extent. During a scan or other activities that require a lot of power, certain programs can significantly impact your computing experience and make it difficult to stream videos or play games. Look for an antivirus that is lightweight, easy to install and requires minimal resources.

Another key factor to consider is the extra features. Certain antivirus programs provide cleaning tools that can boost OS performance and speed up startup times and remove junk files, while others provide a virtual private network (VPN) which allows you to mask your online activities to shield against prying eyes. The majority of paid antivirus suites provide live chat or email support. However it’s not always the case with free software.

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