Technical comparison of the best antivirus of 2019 that you can use and install for free on the PC without limitations. While paid antivirus suites have many extra features, for example to protect children online, manage security for smartphones, firewall and other things, for most people a free antivirus can be enough to protect your computer from infections and from malware on the internet.
In this article we see what are the best free antivirus of 2019 for Windows PC , based on reviews found online.
1. Antivirus Kaspersky free is the free version of the famous Kaspersky antivirus, complete with real-time protection, automatic updates, anti-malware scans and web and email protection. The program is quite light on the PC and works very well, especially because the Kaspersky detection engine is always one of the best ever. This is one of the best free antivirus ever, with an intuitive and understandable interface, an impact on the performance of the lightweight system and Kaspersky’s unbeatable anti-malware protection. It has no extra features and is very essential, but for those who do not need anything else, the free antivirus better than this list remains . Kaspersky Antivirus free you can download free, in Italian , from the official site from this page. www.kaspersky.com
2. BitDefender Free is an ultra-compact antivirus similar to Kaspersky Free, with a very simple and effective interface, automatic scanning, real-time protection, antivirus and anti-phishing. There are very few manual controls in this program, few settings and options, only continuous protection, without even the manual scanner. This free version has the same protection as the full paid suite and in the last tests AV-Test turned out to be the best, with a 100 percent success rate against malware attacks. Its scans are lighter on the system than Kaspersky’s, but they offer fewer options and for example it is not possible to schedule a scan. As a free antivirus it is a perfect choice, especially on the PC of a relative or a friend, to have an “install and forget” solution. BitDefender free Antivirus, for now, is only available in English (but as mentioned, the language is not very important as it is a minimal interface) and can be downloaded from the official website. www.bitdefender.com[adsense]
3. Avast Free Antivirus is one of the most used antivirus in the world, which in 2019 still has an excellent reputation and high scores in performance and safety tests. The program installs quickly and shows a clear interface with easy access to all features. It can be scanned manually and there is real-time protection for web traffic, email, P2P traffic, chat or instant messenger, network traffic, scripts and even behavioral monitoring that includes viruses even if they are not known. Avast automatically updates when new virus definitions are available. The best advantage is that, in addition to being a reliable antivirus, it also includes extra features that other antivirus programs do not have, such as VPN (limited access). The main flaw of Avast is the scan times are not very fast and the fact that it is not the lightest of antivirus. Avast 2019 is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and can download free from. www.avast.com
4. AVG Antivirus free shares the same excellent avast malware detection engine (Avast owns AVG), while having a much lighter performance impact on the system. It offers real-time protection, a manual scanner and a link scanner to protect internet browsing against malicious sites. There is also protection of incoming e-mails and antispam but there are no rootkit protections. The impact on the system is very light with little memory consumption, even if the PC will turn on with a few seconds more. The scans are quite rapid and, after the first, the others become very fast with a virus detection accuracy of 98%. AVG is always an optimal choice for most users looking for an antivirus for the computer. The biggest flaw of AVG is that in the past it was caught installing unsolicited spy plugins, thus posing privacy problems that could be repeated. Who wants to try this free antivirus can download the free version of AVG from this page www.avg.com that contains the download links with online installation or offline installation , for Windows 32bit and 64bit.
5. Avira Antivirus Free is a great antivirus, very powerful and reliable.Moreover, it is the free antivirus that is more customizable and with more functions, such as the password manager, even if often activated only by purchasing the paid version. In recent years, Avira has, however lost competitiveness compared to its competitors and while up to two years ago could be considered the best free antivirus, today remains one of the least appreciated on this list. Avira Free Antivirus 2019 can be downloaded for free from the official site. www.avira.com