Free Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

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After I wrote my post about AVG anti-virus software, a reader sent me an email telling me he didn’t think highly of AVG. Based on his IT experience, he thought Comodo and avast were better antivirus products. I don’t have a lot of experience with virus and malware products so I can’t really disagree with him. I do know AVG and ClamAV worked well for me. Anyhow, I decided to put together a more extensive list of anti-virus and anti-malware software products. I’ve used AVG and ClamAV on the free sid; and Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro on the commercial side. In my opinion, they are all fine products but I’m not fond of the annoying upgrade notices of the commercial products.

25 Antivirus and Antimalware Software Products

  1. avast! Free Antivirus (free)
  2. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition (free)
  3. Avira AntiVir Personal (free)
  4. Barracuda Networks ($$$)
  5. BitDefender Free Edition (free)
  6. BullGuard Antivirus ($$$)
  7. ClamAV (free)
  8. ClamWin Free Antivirus (free)
  9. Comodo Antivirus and Anti Malware (free)
  10. ESET NOD32 Antivirus ($$$)
  11. Fortinet Antivirus ($$$)
  12. F-PROT Antivirus ($$$)
  13. F-Secure Anti-Virus ($$$)
  14. Kaspersky ($$$)
  15. McAfee Security Scan Plus (free)
  16. Microsoft Security Essentials (free)
  17. Norton ($$$)
  18. Panda Security ($$$)
  19. Panda Cloud Antivirus (free)
  20. PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition (free)
  21. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition (free)
  22. Trend Micro ($$$)
  23. VIPRE Antivirus ($$$)
  24. ZoneAlarm Antivirus ($$$)
  25. ZSecurity AntiVirus ($$$)

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