Top three free antivirus programs

If you’re worried about your computer’s safety, these three antivirus programs will take care of it, without costing you anything.

Many of us believe that the more you pay for something the better it will be. And in many situations this is true. But when it comes to free or paid antivirus protection, the differences might not be as big as you believe.

The bare-bone function of antivirus software, that is protecting your computer from malware, will be performed almost exactly as well by the free antivirus as the paid one.  

This is because antivirus companies are not going to intentionally allow their free users to become infected, as it’s not beneficial for anybody. Not many people would buy the premium version of a product that has failed them.  

Read on to see YourLifeChoices’ top three picks for the best free antivirus software.

1. Avira

Avira is a particularly great option for those with computers slightly on the older side, as it doesn’t slow your computer down like many other options will. It’s straightforward and it does what it should do – protect your PC. And while it has a host of extras available (even with the free version) you aren’t forced to install them.

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2. AVG

Boasting an easy-to-use, classic-themed control panel, AVG is one of the leading free protection programs on the market. During your use of the free software, AVG may pester you a bit to upgrade to the paid version, but if you can resist the occasional message, AVG is a great tool for protection. One of AVG’s most popular features is an internet toolbar which monitors the websites that you use and tells you whether or not they are safe to browse.

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3. Avast

Avast is a veteran of virus protection, with its first release dating back 25 years to the early days of the internet. Boasting 200 million users worldwide, it is the most popular option for free virus protection. Avast features a simple user interface, automatic updating, email scanning and many other options.

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Do you use a different free antivirus? 

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YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.
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