Lots of optional configuration: Avira works just fine out of the box, capable of running system scans without slowing down other tasks, like loading webpages or editing a document.
Avira Antivirus Free might be the all-around best antivirus app that you don't have to pay for, in terms of speed, quality of scanning, and usability, but paid programs from Kaspersky, Bitdefender, and McAfee consistently edge it out.
This is an above average score, but it trails Panda Antivirus Pro 2011, which detected.8 percent of samples.
It almost looks like something built into the operating system, and you can navigate using either the left-hand pane or the drop-down menus along the top.
Those of us who've been around long enough remember the early personal firewalls, with their incessant, incomprehensible queries.It includes a full, two-way firewall.Then I stumbled upon a Panda Security Utility that did the trick.I give these pass/fail tests less weight when calculating an aggregate lab score.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus earned Level 1 certification, meaning it prevented all of the malware attacks.
The company says that version.3 should improve its detection of new malware, but the new release didn't come in time for us to test for our roundup.
Norton Antivirus detected.7 percent of malware samples using traditional signature-based malware detection.Avast Free Antivirus has an upgrade link in the upper-right corner of the main window, and.Panda 2009 Removal Utility, panda 2010 Removal Utility, panda 2011 Removal Utility.Trend Micro blocked access to 84 percent of the URLs, and whacked another 13 percent during download.The link comes with an activation code that you enter to connect the new installation with your account.To install McAfee on a Windows computer, you first go online and activate your license key.And there can be fringe benefits as well to paid software - for example, your version of Norton is always the latest one as long as you have a subscription, and McAfee suites can now be used on an unlimited number of devices.Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus and Comodo detected 100 percent of the samples and scored a perfect.On my test system, though, it installed with the old interface.