There are many antivirus companies offering software that are capable to stop worms, malware and viruses for free.
But do you think all antivirus providers offer antivirus that can be trusted. Let’s have a look at the insight of different free antivirus available in the market.
Before starting the research, I would like to quote a very basic fact that free antivirus programs differ in quality of protection in terms of paid antivirus.
And if you are frugal computer users and hunting for the free antivirus consider going through the recommendation of the users. The comments and reviews are sure to help you in choosing the right antivirus for your system.
I don’t say that free antivirus programs does not give any value but very frankly saying it’s not going to compete the paid version of Norton 360 V6. A paid application can bring you lot many security features and your system with these paid version is far more safe and secure.
One to one Comparison
Free paid versions offers security for couple of week and after every week or two you need to update the antivirus again. And if you are going with the paid version, you didn’t need to give a call to any software engineers. The paid antivirus is your complete total security. Most of the paid antivirus has online support in forums and some good one like Norton 360 V6 have good email and chat support. The paid version also allows you to launch support tickets, regarding the use of antivirus apps.
Free applications have malware updates but when it comes to frequency of being updated about the malwares and viruses when compared to paid version, it is quite low. Hence, this decreases the chances of detection. The free applications most often update their databases once in a day.
Internet connection is a must for the free antivirus to update itself; however with paid version the process is easy and automatic.
Free antivirus have fewer scanning alternates where as premium antivirus software of the same company has far more better options.
Free antivirus also come with some free add on that is off-course not at all required. You will never like it but as it is free, you need to take it all. For instance you will get social networking browser toolbars or searches. And the irony is that you will find many ads trying to convince you to buy the paid version.
Lastly on an impartial note I would like to say that free antivirus is sure to save a minimum of $30 per year but if you are earning and looking for professional security go for the paid version. You can’t get anything good for free J