Antivirus software is one of the first things you should install on a new PC, and top quality protection can be yours completely free. We've updated our roundup of the best free security software so you know you're getting the very best protection for your data and your personal information.
It's fair to suggest that Windows 10's built-in antivirus solution, Windows Defender, is the last free AV app you should trust to keep your system clean. Not that it's overtly bad – although it does tail behind just about every third-party antivirus solution – but because it has a big target painted on it for attackers.
Here we show you some of the best antiviruses for Windows 10 of 2018.
The free antivirus for Windows that we recommend have the same threat detection engines as their paid versions, but their functions have been cut offering the minimum security required to enjoy your computer safely.
1. Windows Defender
If you are using Windows 10, in reality, you already have an antivirus system running on your computer since Windows Defender is installed in the source next to the operating system.
2. Avira Antivirus (2018)
If we talk about free antivirus solutions from third parties, one of the first options we can recommend is Avira Antivirus in its edition of 2018.
This famous free antivirus has undergone some major changes compared to the previous year’s version as it uses a hybrid threat detection system in which traditional databases and new antivirus analysis systems are used in the cloud.
3. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition (2018)
Bitdefender is one of the leading companies in the development of computer security solutions. Its free antivirus system boasts the prestige of Bitdefender offering an austere protection in additional functions, but very effective in the essentials: the protection of your computer.
4. Kaspersky Free
Kaspersky is one of the reference companies in terms of security solutions. Until recently, the only way to benefit from the protection of Kaspersky technologies was by paying for a license to use their products. Now, the Russian company has launched a free antivirus with which you can protect your computer against viruses and malware.
5. Avast Free Antivirus 2018
Avast Free Antivirus is one of the most popular free antiviruses and according to the tests carried out in the AV-Test laboratory, the threat detection engine included in Avast Free Antivirus 2018 exceeds in some aspects even some of the best-paid antivirus.
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