Windows 8 is the latest offering from Microsoft to its desktop and laptop users. Some of the features of Windows 8 like fast booting, easy search function and great synchronization of Windows with other apps along with its availability as a touch compatible device have made it one of the best operating systems in today’s world. However, just like any other operating systems or apps, Windows 8 PC or laptop are also vulnerable to Trojans, spyware and other kind of viruses. Hence, it is extremely important that people use best antivirus software to protect their computer from online virus attacks.
Virus attack can not only damage the hardware of the computer, but also steal confidential information stored in the computer. These antivirus programs are expensive and sometimes users have to shell out a lot of extra money. Free antivirus programs are usually available in trial version. But to get an enhanced protection from external attacks, the users are required to download full version of these antivirus which comes at a cost. However, there are few free antivirus programs available which are as listed below.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013
When it comes to the race of being the best antivirus programs for Windows, Bitdefender always tops the list. While the enhanced version of this virus program comes at a reasonable cost, the lower version or trial one is available for free. The updated version of this antivirus program is extremely fast and does not intervene with the other applications running in the computer. Hence, it does not slowdown the PC. Additionally, Bitdefender protects identity theft of the users by encrypting his online shopping and banking details and even social networking login details. The website also detects harmful websites and also cures the infected files rather than deleting them.
Avira antivirus software is a free software program which plays a key role to remove malware and other kinds of viruses like spyware, Trojans, etc. The trial version of Avira Antivirus software can be downloaded free of cost from the company homepage; however, the enhanced version which provides more security to the users come for a cost. The program is a unique anti adware, spyware program and provides a real time protection to your computer. The antivirus also rates the security of websites by displaying the same in the search results. Avira also helps in protecting the user’s privacy when he is using internet.
AVG Anti-Virus Free 2013
AVG anti-virus is the most sold anti-virus in the world. With over 150 million users around the world, AVG provides security to all its active users from external virus attacks. With modern day users getting more used to online transactions, this antivirus provides much required security to protect them from ID theft and from hackers. If AVG antivirus is installed in the computers, files can be downloaded and shared quite easily. It also helps to prevent spams and stops viruses which are transferred via instant messaging. As far as the performance of this antivirus is concerned, AVG provides faster scanning and thus helps to run the PC smoothly. While the trial version is available for free of cost, the paid version provides full access to its functionality.
Avast Antivirus 2013
Avast is one of the best antivirus available online. Apart from providing support to Windows 8 PC, Avast also helps to remove virus from mobile devices. The antivirus is designed to provide complete protection against any virus attacks. It also blocks hackers and blocks phishing mails. It secures personal data, and runs risky programs safely. Just like any other good antivirus, Avast also provides protection against hackers who want to steal the information stored in the computer by creating a firewall. It creates a virtual environment so that the risky sites and apps do not harm the computer. It also provides remote assistance so that a trusted user can take control of the computer and solves the problems.
Kaspersky is another antivirus which is designed for MS Windows, Mac and Linux. The antivirus can easily detect Trojans, adware, keylogger, spyware, adware, malicious tools installed and auto-dialers. Once, the antivirus gets downloaded in the computer, it starts on its own when the computer starts and provides alert to the users as and when necessary. This antivirus detects and repairs the infected files without any hassles. Kaspersky Internet Security provides real time protection from all the internet threats. As with any other effective antivirus program, Kaspersky is also available for free trial download and the enhanced version is available at a cost.
Antivirus software is must for any computer; especially when the computer is connect to internet most often. It is also important to install the right antivirus for your computer and invest a small amount to secure your important personal information. The trial version of the above mentioned antivirus gives an opportunity to the user to understand the functionalities completely.