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10 Best Free Antivirus Software Of 2017

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Antivirus software is also known as anti-malware software. This software is used by us to remove malicious programs and software. Antivirus is also abbreviated as AV. Antivirus is developed in the field of computer science to remove computer viruses. so current time antiviruses are used to protect computers.

Windows operating system gives in build antivirus named windows defender. viruses can harm your computer completely and steals and data or information from your device. computer antivirus term was givened by Fred Cohen in the year 1983.

A Good antivirus id needed for any computer to protect from viruses. In this world of technology many best free antiviruses are available and you can just download and install on your computer easily. so today i again come with some best and free antiviruses.

10 Best Free Antivirus Software | 2017 Edition

1. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

Bit defender is from Romania. Bit defender is providing his antivirus software since 2001. Bit defender provides you to use multiple account means you can manage 20 or more devices from one software at a time. Bit defender provides you online and offline protection. 

Bit defender is available for

  • windows (8/8.1/10)
  • mac  
  • android


2. Avira Antivirus


Avira antivirus is another free antivirus. This company founded in 1986. Avira have millions of coustmers on world wide. This is a german multinational company. Avira also provides you some tools for incresing the performance of your computer. 



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Avira Internet Security 2013 in Windows 7
Initial release1988
Stable release15.0.24.146 (December 15, 2016; 53 days ago) 
Operating systemWindows 108.187, and XP
Available inMultilingual
TypeAntivirus
LicenseProprietary




3. Avast free antivirus

Avast is a popular name in the world of antivirus. If you want to add some protection on your computer then this antivirus is best for your device. Avast scans your all programs and files on your computer completely. 
Avast is user friendly interface. 

Avast Antivirus
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Proprietary Avast Internet Security on Windows 10
Developer(s)Avast Software
Development statusActive
Operating systemMicrosoft WindowsmacOSAndroid
Available in45 languages
TypeSecurity softwareantivirus software
LicenseFreewareproprietary software






4. AVG Free Antivirus


After avast today AVG is also most used free antivirus in the computer field. AVG also scans your online activity.  AVG was formed by Czech engineers Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer
 in 1991. As per record on 2nd february 2015 AVG crosses 200 million coustmers.

AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.
Type
Private
IndustryComputer software
Founded1991
Founder
  • Jan Gritzbach
  • Tomáš Hofer
HeadquartersBrnoCzech Republic
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsSecurity softwares
RevenueUS$428 million (2015)
Net income
US$47 million (2015)
Number of employees
1,486 (2016)
ParentAvast Software

One of the best features is it on demands malware scan.  AVG is available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, mac OS, Android.


5.  Kaspersky Lab Internet Security 2017



Kaspersky claiming to be one the best antivirus solutions in the tech market. Kaspersky solves all security problems like firewall, parental control,  phishing protection, spam filtering, etc.
Kaspersky doesn't show pop up ads and after 30 days trial period you have to upgrade the plan. Kaspersky was founded in 1997. 


Kaspersky Lab
Type
Private
IndustryComputer software
FoundedMoscow, Russia
(1997; 20 years ago)
FounderEugene Kaspersky, Natalya Kaspersky, Alexey De-Monderik and Vadim Bogdanov
HeadquartersMoscowRussia
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Eugene Kaspersky (CEO)
ProductsSecurity softwares
ServicesComputer security
RevenueUS$619 million (2015)
Number of employees
About 3,500 (2016)



6. Sophos Home Free Antivirus

Sophos is another free antivirus version available for windows and mac users. You have to create an account to use this antivirus for some trial period. One of the best feature is given that it blocks the unsafe url's. Sophos was founded by Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer in 1985. 

Sophos
Type
Public company
Traded asLSESOPH
IndustryComputer software
Founded1985; 32 years ago
FounderJan Hruska and Peter Lammer
HeadquartersAbingdon, England (UK)
Key people
Peter Gyenes (chairman)
Kris Hagerman (CEO)
ProductsSecurity softwares
ServicesComputer security
Revenue$446.7 million (2015)
Operating income
$22.2 million (2015)
Net income
$(60.0) million (2015)
Number of employees
2,800 (2016)

7. Panda Free Antivirus

Panda antivirus gives you to manage your coustomizations and appearance. panda antivirus gives you real time protection from malware. Panda is a lightweight free antivirus. 

Features:

  1. No nagging messages
  2. Much lighter than traditional antivirus apps
  3. Behavioral analysis and block
  4. Easy to install and use
  5. No need to worry about updates

This antivirus is only available for windows and mac operating systems.


8. Comodo Antivirus


Comodo internet security is free but only in free basic version. 


Comodo Internet Security
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Comodo Internet Security version 10.0 Premium on Windows 10
Developer(s)Comodo Group
Stable release
8.2.0.4792 (November 20, 2015)
Development statusActive
Operating systemWindows XP and later;[2] with antivirus-only versions for Mac OS X,[3] UbuntuDebianFedoraRHELMintCentOSOpenSUSE
Platformx32 and x64
Size
  • Hybrid(x32 and x64): 130 MB
  • Virus definitions: 390 MB
TypeAntivirusPersonal firewallIntrusion prevention system
LicenseFreemium

Comodo antivirus is available for windows,linux and mac os.


9. Check Point ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall


ZoneAlarm is great and free internet security antivirus that comes with firewall. During installation it updates it's features.


ZoneAlarm
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Developer(s)CheckPoint Software Technologies LTD.
Initial release16 February 2000; 17 years ago (2.0.26)
Stable release14.0.522.000 (September 11, 2015; 16 months ago) [±]
Preview release14.0.522.000 (September 11, 2015) 
Written inAssembly
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Available inEnglish, French, German, Italian, Spanish
TypePersonal firewallantivirus software
LicenseZoneAlarm freeware and commercial


This antivirus is not for mac users it supports only windows users. 


10. Microsoft Windows Defender


Microsoft improved his products and it's rating. you don't need to install third party software. this is an anti malware component of Microsoft windows. It supports only windows 8 and 10. 

Windows Defender
A component of Microsoft Windows
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Windows Defender user interface in dark mode
Details
TypeAntivirus software on Windows 8+; formerly spyware removal software
Included withWindows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Also available forWindows XP
Windows Server 2003




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