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Best Free Antivirus Software

Jun 2, 2008
Many people ask me," where can I find free antivirus software." The easiest and fastest way to find free malware removal software is to simply do a search on Google. Type in something like, "free antivirus software," and click on the links.

A lot of companies offer both paid and free versions of their security software. Most of these software suites are good but some can be a real drain on your system resources and some should be completely avoided.

Many of the better known companies like AVG offer what I consider to be, an excellent anti-virus solution. The latest version not only includes an AV scanner but also a spyware scanner and built in protection for web surfing, phishing attacks etc.

The AVG link scanner will actually alert you to sites that it considers a threat to your online security. It does this by showing different icons that tell you whether its safe for you to proceed or not. These icons are shown in your browser when searching for specific items or keywords.

Unfortunately some sites do try to get you to install what is called, "rogue software"' onto your PC. This software does the exact opposite of what you want it for. Instead of removing virus and malware infections, it actually installs them.

AVG's safe surfing software can or should alert you to websites that may be offering this kind of sofware to you as a free download thus helping you to avoid installing it in the first place.

AVG was not the first company to make this kind of technology available. I first came came across it when McAfee security made it popular. By now you have probably worked out that I'm a fan of AVG. Although they are my personal preference, there are others out there to choose from.

There are others like Avast and Avira, which seem to have a good reputation and are used by many to protect their systems from worms, viruses and all types of malware infection.

Hopefully I have answered the question, "where can I find free antivirus software" to your satisfaction. Next step is to spend a little time on your favorite search engine and choose your own or follow my lead and make AVG your first choice.
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