Rating of the best free antivirus programs, test 2015

A good antivirus should effectively reflect malware attacks, do not use too much memory, and protect the user's personal information.

All programs included in the rating of the best free antiviruses of 2015 , provide real-time protection from malicious software attacks. They are selected based on the choice of the editorial board of the authoritative computer magazine PC Magazine, which publishes reviews and previews on the latest hardware and software updates.

Earlier we published a rating of antiviruses of 2015, which included the best paid solutions for maximum protection.


  • 5. Avast Free Antivirus 2015
  • 4. Panda Free Antivirus 2015
    • 4. Free antivirus 2015
    • 3. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free
    • 2. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition( 2014)
    • 1. Panda Free Antivirus 2015
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5. Avast Free Antivirus 2015

The child of the Czech company Avast Software is characterized by a user-friendly interface, good performance and a large( for a free program) feature set. In the new version of the antivirus, a network security scanner has been added, whose task is to check the security parameters of the home router. And although Avast Free Antivirus 2015 does not perform as well as its "colleagues", included in the top 5 best free antivirus programs, with detection of some "infectious viruses" that penetrated the computer, it can protect the system from the majority of threats.

4. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11

Developers from Lavasoft have improved the user interface of their program, making it easier for users. When scanning, the antivirus differentiates dangerous files and safe files that have similar behavioral symptoms. It real-time monitors the network activity, running processes on the computer, changing the registry, downloads from the Web files and user-visited sites. The disadvantages of Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11 PC Magazine were that the previous version earned a higher score in the same antivirus test.

3. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free

The advantages of this anti-virus software include: ease of installation and the absence of conflicts with other applications to protect your PC.It perfectly copes with various exploits and does not use signatures for work. Cons: to fully protect the computer alone Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free is not enough. It does not have a quick scan or a scan scheduler. This program does not know how to check e-mail or websites. You must start the exploit check manually.

2. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition( 2014)

This program won the hearts of PC Magazine employees by its unobtrusiveness. It can work fully in the background, does not need configuration settings. It has proven itself as a result of testing in independent test labs and in the PCMag test for detecting and removing malware. Why is only the second best free antivirus? This antivirus is focused, first of all, on "rescue" of an already infected system, and technical support can be received only via e-mail.

1. Panda Free Antivirus 2015

This "cloud" antivirus on the results of tests in independent laboratories was on par with the best commercial antivirus solutions. For that, he headed the list of the best free antivirus software in 2015. Among the advantages of the "panda": quick installation, ease of use, a unique system for searching and treating viruses and other types of threats, which in real time is fed by information from millions of users. Computers that are part of the Panda community are constantly exchanging and benefiting from all the data stored in the cloud. The disadvantage of Panda Free Antivirus 2015 is one: the program mistakenly identified one utility PCMag as a malicious program.

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