Best Free Anti-virus Solution

February 12, 2010

Over the past few years, we have been advocating the use of AVG Anti-Virus Free for personal use. While this solution is still viable, it’s always good to take a look at the ever-changing world of malware protection and reevaluate our approach.

Recently, we’ve revisited the analysis around the Web and found that a new free anti-virus product is leading the charts with performance. Avira AntiVir Personal has received many accolades over the course of 2009.

It’s easy to find several reviews that make this product superior.
Here are a few prominent examples:

Some reviews focus on the Premium version of the software, which is a paid subscription, but the anti-virus engine is the same in the free version. Those reviews should not be discounted, as the Premium version just has a few extra features.

We’ve been testing Avira AntiVir Personal here, in our office, and it runs quietly, quickly and has kept our computers protected.
We are running it on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 with no issues.

The only “con” we noticed, is a daily pop-up ad for the paid version of Avira that we disabled with these instructions.

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