A computer antivirus is an application software on your computer that helps to protect your computer from computer virus. A computer virus is a computer program that contains instruction code to harm your computer. A virus may replicate itself and may spread from one computer to another without any human knowledge or help. All these capabilities of computer virus make them very powerful and in-tolerate.
Computer virus attack is a well known issue on Windows Operating System. Large no. of companies sell their antivirus software to fight these computer viruses. In last few years, I have used some best antivirus softwares and here is the list of best antivirus software for windows.
Best Antivirus Softwares for windows (Free + Paid)
Avast –World best Free Antivirus
Avast is the well known and most used antivirus software of 2012. My first antivirus software was Avast and is still protecting my system. Avast can protect your PC from threats from the Internet, your files, emails, and even instant messages.
Avast supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 and available in 32 and 64 bit.
The best thing about the Avast is that it’s 100% free for all home users and you have to just provide your name and email to extent 30 day trial avast to 365 days, the license will get extended for 1 year.
Avast antivirus software is light and never makes your system slow or down. If you are using a system with less RAM and low processor than it’s for you.
One truth about Avast is that if by chance your computer got seriously infected by a virus then Avast antivirus will remove all infected files that may include your important softwares, games and any executable.
AVG Free – Another free Antivirus
AVG free Antivirus suite comes with a total of 13 different components including anti-spyware tool, an email scanner, link scanner, scheduled scanning options, automatic updates, and more.
I am using AVG free antivirus software on my window XP desktop system and it’s really good. After avast the best free antivirus software is AVG Free.
AVG antivirus software is available for window XP, window Vista and Window 7.
Quick Heal – Commercial Antivirus
Quick Heal is one of the best paid antivirus software. Quick Heal can be easily found at different colleges, office and university. Cyber café too use this antivirus software. It provides a prompt to scan every USB stick that is just connected to pc.
Quick Heal is available for window XP, Vista and win 7. 30 day trail pack is available.
Norton- Powerful Antivirus
Norton provides a great protection against most of viruses but it is quiet heavy for old systems. I had used Norton on my system and never got affected by any virus.
Systems with 2 GB RAM and dual or i-series Processor can enjoy the protection of Norton antivirus software.
Norton doesn’t support Zone alarm firewall. Norton 60 day trial pack is available for use and you can get it from their website.
Still Looking for List of Best Antivirus Software?
There are thousands of antivirus software available online and offline but only a few really works well. I can’t list them as best 1, 2, 3,…1000+ Because you don’t really need all of them. Just install any of the above mentioned antivirus software.
If you want to use any other antivirus software then choose the one mentioned below otherwise you may install some garbage.
Microsoft Security Essentials Free Antivirus Download (Lifetime Free for all window 7 users)
Comodo Antivirus, Avira AntiVir Personal, digital-defender Antivirus, Immunet Protect FREE, Panda Cloud Antivirus, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Bit Defender Antivirus, Trend Micro, McAfee Antivirus, ESET NOD32 Antivirus and F-Secure Antivirus.
Conclusion – Antivirus makes Computer 100% Secure?
An Antivirus protects your computer from different viruses that comes from different location including your USB stick, Internet, e-mail etc. No antivirus can provide you 100% protection against computer viruses.
Everyday new viruses are created and if you didn’t updated your antivirus software then it can’t identify new viruses. Always keep your antivirus software up to date.
There are thousands of antivirus softwares available in market but most of them are useless, fake or even it self a virus. Use only the best free antivirus software.
Antivirus makes your pc safe but if you don’t understand computers systems and have key-loggers, spyware any of them installed then no antivirus can protect you or your information. Fore more protection install firewall on your system. (Free firewall – Zone Alarm and Comodo).