Free Antivirus Programs

If you do not currently have a current antivirus program on your computer, here are some options that are available at no cost for personal use.

AVG

PCMag’s Editors’ Choice honors for full-featured free antivirus protection.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
Supported OS

  • Windows
  • Android

Features

  • Award-winning virus removal and prevention
  • Faster smarter scan
  • Free phone support

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

PCMag’s Editors’ Choice honors for full-featured free antivirus protection.http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

Supported OS

  • Windows

Features

  • Windows 8 (32- & 64-bit), Windows 7, Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit), Windows XP (SP2+, 32-bit & 64-bit)
  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese
  • Automatic Threat Updates
  • Download Protection
  • Real-Time Protection
  • Safe Browsing

Microsoft Essentials

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download
Supported OS

  • Windows

Features

  • Comprehensive malware protection
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Available in 33 languages
  • Simple, free* download
  • Protects you quietly in the background
  • Automatic updates

Avast

http://www.avast.com/en-us/index
Supported OS

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android

Features

  • Antivirus engine Blocks viruses and spyware.
  • Remote assistance
  • Streaming virus database updates

MalwareBytes

“PCMag’s Editors’ Choice for free cleanup-only antivirus.

Doesn’t Include Ongoing Protection

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Supported OS

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iOS
  • Android

Features

  • Scan for Malware in minutes
  • Safely remove threats from your PC
  • No Active Protection in Free Version