There is still no single Antivirus which can be declared as number 1 in detection of threats and real time protection. The independent lab reports vary significantly because of the test methodology, antivirus design and behaviour philosophy. Yet, the tests are non-biased and hence out of many available free AntiViruses. The list of free AntiViruses presented here is referred majorly from independent labs report.
BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition
The AntiVirus is very much appreciated for its non intrusive design and runs silently in back ground. Unless there is threat detection, the antivirus continues to be in silent mode. It boasts itself having an artificial intelligence in order to proceed seamless protection to the user yet being non intrusive. It also uses a combination of Cloud scanning and behaviour analysis which is used to detect unknown threats in advance.
Panda Internet Security 2015
Panda Internet Security 2015 is also in the top list providing brilliant security in real time, and it quotes that it can detect both known and unknown threats. The protection offered by it is highly appreciated in the lab tests and also cleverly keeps the threats away from the computers thereby resolving the problem at the earliest.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit wraps up to four layers of security in order to avoid exploitation of ode flaws in the browsers to install a malware to the PC. As mentioned in the product page it is not an AntiVirus but it is compatible with most other AntiViruses. It is a tiny but very strong application developed to avoid most dangerous Malware attacks.
Ad-Aware 11 Free AntiVirus+
As mentioned in the product page of Ad-Aware, the unique feature of super-fast AntiVirus working along with legendary anti-spyware offers best possible speed and technology. Hence, PC will not slow down since both engines work alongside and hence there is no issues of two security software running in parallel.
Avast Free AntiVirus 2015
Avast Free AntiVirus detects threats which are still unknown and hence calls itself intelligent AntiVirus and anti-malware. It also scans to detect weak spots in the home network if any. Also, supports annoying browser add-on clean up. All these features are bundled in free version of Avast AntiVirus.
360 Total Security
The 360 Total Security Internet protection and AntiVirus uses the engines from 360 cloud scan Engine, 360 QVMII AI Engine, Avira and also from Bitdefender and provides ultimate security and virus detection capability. Its multiple layered shields protect the PC from phishing, Trojan and data theft.
AVG AntiVirus FREE 2015
The AntiVirushas got a huge user community and hence trust on AVG AntiVirus is enormous. The Free version provides basic protection against viruses. The software is compatible up to latest version of Windows and protects the computer against identity threats.
Comodo Free AntiVirus
The comodo AntiVirus intercepts the unknown threats via algorithms running on cloud based solution and works almost non-intrusively (No False Alarms). The AntiVirus also detects the suspicious files and hence eradicates the chance of PC contamination.
FortiClient Endpoint Protection
The latest version of FortiClient features IPS based application firewall, a standalone AntiVirus and also is an end point solution for security for all the devices ranging from mobiles up to desktop computers. VPN protection and parental control features are also the main highlights of FortiClient Endpoint Protection.
Avira Free Antivirus 2015
Avira AntiVirus provides comprehensive protection against all threats and secures the user’s personal data. The scanning is cloud based and provided lightning fast performance with unparalleled security. There is also a separate Avira Browser Safety extension of the browser, which blocks the malicious website even before they load.