5 Best Free Antivirus Reviews


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Avast is rated as one of the most popular Free Antivirus for windows 8 software in the market mainly because it offers a lot of additional tools along with virus protection and is mostly recommended by security experts in the market.

  • Easy setup and installation
  • Additional Tools available
  • Excellent malware protection
  • But the free version doesn’t provide anti-spam and firewall protection
  • Frequent updates provided
  • The latest update has provided with an exciting new interface
  • Remote assistance is also available


AVG, Free Antivirus for windows 8 always surprises with each and every update, as new features and enhancements along with additional protection is added in every update.

  • Installation and setup is more easy and quicker in the latest update released by AVG
  • Virus detection is better than previous versions although there are some instances during our tests revealed that there are some false positives
  • Efficient malware protection
  • Scan durations are considerably less compared to other antivirus software.
  • In some instances the software sort of hangs after you check the virus database.


Avira offers complete protection for your PC’s and laptops against all viruses, malware, spam ware and spyware. Along with a child monitoring feature, it allows parents to keep a check on all activities in social media and internet by their children. Rated as one of the best free antivirus software, Avira is the best software for personal computers.

  • Easy to use interface
  • Using Avira alongside Windows Defender makes Avira much more efficient
  • Includes AntiDialer protection along with email protection
  • Additional tools provided for protection against worms and Trojans.

Microsoft Security Essential

Microsoft Security essential is the default antivirus software provided along with windows is simple and does a decent job of protecting the systems against viruses. Automatic updates are an excellent feature in Microsoft Security Essentials.

  • Offers real-time protection
  • Simple, lightweight and easy to install.
  • Uses less system resources.
  • Anti-spam protection is good

Panda Antivirus

Panda Antivirus for Windows 8 tool is a lightweight and simple tool that offers complete and real time protection. One of the most important features is the Cloud Service, where panda antivirus stores all its virus definitions in the cloud and thus occupying less space in your system.

  • Lightweight and simple
  • USB Vaccine tool for USB protection
  • Limited functionalities offered in the free version
  • Offers URL and web filtering options

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