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Best free antivirus applications for Windows and Mac

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Today, the worst thing about having antivirus protection on your personal computer is paying countless dollars to get an AV application that just doesn't do the job. It is clear to see why consumers avoid paying for protection. It can be difficult to know which company to trust, and several can play games like signing up.

The best free antivirus programs for Windows

Windows users have the most important option regarding free antivirus applications. Since Windows has the largest market share for businesses and customers, it shouldn't surprise us that alternatives abound.


AVG Antivirus FREE for Windows

No list of free antivirus programs is complete without AVG Antivirus FREE. AVG should receive it correctly, although they were not the first to provide solutions at no cost. The company offers a set of attributes in its antivirus program that is completely free, using an option. With AVG activation code, users get all of the following:

  • Real-time virus protection and tracking
  • Protection against dangerous connections, downloads and email attachments in addition to spyware, ransomware and malware
  • Free malware removal
  • Free PC scan for risks
  • Real-time security updates

Users can, of course, update their AVG program to gain access to additional features, including protected connections for ransomware security, the enhanced firewall and security of webcam detection.


Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition for Windows

By incorporating its powerful tool into a lightweight and free alternative, Bitdefender offers a free antivirus application for customers. The application is a variant of the company's paid application. But, despite its features, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition offers all of the following features:

  • Advanced Hazard Detection
  • Virus scan and removal
  • Anti-phishing site blocking
  • Anti-fraud site blocking

Looking to expand your security to additional devices? Bitdefender offers its free antivirus application for Android tablets and phones. The Android variant uses minimal system resources to prevent battery drain and has cloud scanning.

Users looking for more can upgrade to the full version of Bitdefender from within the program.


AVG Antivirus for Mac

For quite some time, AVG only provided alternatives for Windows computers. Mac users can now benefit from the same advantages. Like the Windows version, AVG Antivirus for Mac offers the following functions for free:

  • Real-time monitoring
  • Protection against downloaded and online hazards
  • Free malware removal
  • Drag and drop file scan

Unfortunately, AVG does not provide security to obtain iOS mobile devices, so Mac users who are also iPhone users must present themselves elsewhere for cellular security.


Comodo Free Antivirus for Mac

Mac users with macOS 9.5 and later versions can appreciate the Comodo's Free Antivirus for Mac. For Mac users, Comodo announces all of the following attributes:

  • Real-time access malware coverage
  • Free quarantines and deletion of questionable files
  • Scheduled Virus Scan
  • Drag and drop scan to folders and files
  • One click scan
  • Modification of preferred security level

Sorry, Mac users, you know the exercise. Comodo does not provide an iOS edition of its applications, free or paid. Your Mac computers may be protected, and you can update your Comodo applications.


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