For Microsoft Windows dozens of programs are developed actively, providing computer virus protection function, worms, trojans and other malware.
Consider five of the most popular free alternative to fee-paying packages that provide sufficient protection.
Comodo AntiVirus. One of the best free full-featuredantivirus software with closed source. It has features proactive protection, heuristic analysis, the scheduler. A distinctive feature - the ability to run suspicious programs in the so-called "sandbox" - an isolated workspace, in order to prevent infection. It supports version Windows Xp, 7, 8. Actively developed. Size-installer - approximately 88 MB.
Avast!. Another popular antivirus software,freeware Czechoslovak company. There are about 200 million users worldwide. It has all the latest protection features against malware. It is characterized by user-friendly interface in Russian, good speed and low requirements for computing performance. It has several awards. Installer size - about 4.5 MB.
Avira Free Antivirus. Antivirus software, developed byGerman company. It has built a resident monitor, scanner, automatic update, functions of advertising messages detection, spyware, and so on. D. It is characterized by the simplicity of the interface. Supports Windows XP (SP2, SP3), 7, 8. It has an award-winning. The installation program file has a size of about 125 MB.
AVG Antivirus Free. Czech anti-virus system. Contains in its composition resident files scanners, e-mail, surf protection feature (check the links before clicking), to prevent espionage and data theft. Certified by all major certification organizations. It has more than 137 million users worldwide. Supports Windows Xp, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8. The installation of about 136 MB file.
NANO AntiVirus. Developed in 2009, the Russian company. It provides a full range of protection against all types of malware and malicious software. It is characterized by the possibility of an independent configuration program modules, intuitive interface in Russian, the minimum load on the system. Actively developing. Installer size - about 500 MB.