The Best Free Antivirus for 2016

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Are you looking for the best free antivirus protection for your computer? See below for our top 3 solutions for you.

Panda Security Cloud Free Edition

After putting many products into examination, the most recent finding by independent research AV-TEST shows Panda Security Cloud Free Edition being the best of all no-cost antivirus solutions. It managed to detect every malware put up against it, as well as protect against almost all zero-day attacks. It also garnered high ratings in terms of usability. However, there was a noticeable impact on system performance.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Next on the list is the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. Its level of protection is not as effective as the top performers (both paid and free), but it still fares higher than average. It’s also a lighter load than Panda on system resources, which means you will hardly notice any sluggishness while browsing websites, copying data, or installing programs. While not a major concern, it did issue false positives on legit software during the testing.

Avast Free AntiVirus

Placing third among the free packages is Avast Free AntiVirus. Its performance in protection is varied: it’s more than capable of detection prevalent malware, but fails to immediately respond to zero-day attacks. On the plus side, its impact on system performance is negligible, and it does not mistake legit programs for malware.

For most users, a free antivirus is good enough for their computers. Many added features of paid solutions, while useful, are not really necessary. In other words, if firewall, anti-spam, anti-phishing, and others are features you can live without, you’re fine with just a free antivirus program.

HelloTech Now! Virus Removal

If protection software wasn’t able to help, or was installed too late, give HelloTech Now! a try. Our trusty geeks will remove your virus remotely, or on-site depending on the severity of your virus.

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