The first thing that any computer users should be wary of is the intrusion of viruses and worms in their personal computers. Before surfing the net, start downloading and using applications and it is better to search first for good software that will protect your personal computer from viruses, worms, Trojans and other threats like adware and spyware. From time to time computer users are in search for the best anti-virus scanner. Some may have been effective at first while most of the time it has made our computers worst.
A number of software has promised to do wonders and the popular choices would be Norton
. However due to user’s feedback the two failed in protecting computers from viruses, worms and intruders over the internet. For one thing Norton takes up so much memory space in your computer making it slow, and for its expensive price then this is not worth it. Same thing with McAfee, it promised to protect your computer but ends up degrading and slowing it down as well.
To date with the noted improvements by their brilliant creators, 3 anti-virus software
have gained high ratings from critics and users; the AntiVir Personal Edition
by Avira, Avast Home Edition
and AVG Free Edition
. The best thing about the three mentioned anti-virus scanner is that they are all for free and can be downloaded over the internet.
The AntiVir Personal Edition
is effective in scanning bugs and viruses in your computer but does not scan email. According to an anti-virus scanner test performed in a university compared to the other two virus scanners, AntiVir can remove most of the traditional viruses found in your computer. Also with its simple right click interface, one can easily navigate this software. In addition AntiVir automatically updates and also features a scan scheduler.
The next efficient anti-virus scanner is the Avast Home Edition
. This software has a very attractive yet user friendly interface. Using this anti-virus scanner will remind you of WinAmp as you can constantly change its skin according to the user’s preference. Function wise Avast will not disappoint you as it scans not just your computer for viruses but also your email. Its effective and fast scanning action has gained popularity among computer enthusiasts and even the new users of Microsoft Vista attest to it. Compared to AntiVir and AVG, this is the only scanner that can minimally removed adwares and spywares.
The AVG Free Edition
is also as functional as the other two mentioned anti-virus scanner. It is very fast and has a nice looking interface which will really catch anyone’s attention. What is best about AVG is that it doesn’t take so much of your computer memory space so it is very ideal even for old personal computers. AntiVir, Avast
are so far the best software for scanning viruses that computer users can have. Among the three however, only Avast was the closest one to remove adware and spywares but paid versions of the said anti-virus scanner performed better during the test. In short for a more safeguarded pc protection, it is better to purchase the upgraded version of these three. But for an anti-virus scanning that doesn’t take up so much space on your computer and most of all free then AntiVir, Avast or AVG will be your best bets. Take your pick!