Best free antiviruses 2017, test-rating

Both novice and "advanced" PC users need a good antivirus program to prevent malicious attacks and keep personal data intact. Paid antiviruses have many opportunities, but some people simply do not want - or can not afford - to pay an annual subscription fee for such products. And here free antiviruses will come to the rescue. The best of them we bring to your attention.

See also: Rating of the 10 best antiviruses of 2017.

The choice took into account information about usability, effectiveness against various threats, as well as the level of system load when using an antivirus. Data on the best free antivirus were obtained from the portals, and

  • 5. Avast Free Antivirus
  • 4. AVG Antivirus Free
  • 3. Panda Antivirus Free
  • 2. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
  • 1. Avira Free Antivirus

5. Avast Free Antivirus

Where to download - https: // index

In mid-2016 Avast acquired a controlling stake in AVG Technologies. It was announced that these two free antivirus products will remain separate, although a joint AV package may appear. However, the merger of the two companies gives Avast more opportunities, and a huge user base( about 400 million).

Key features and features:

  • short installation and user-friendly interface;
  • rapid detection of viruses, worms, spyware and other threats;
  • password manager;
  • malware scanner;
  • antivirus almost "does not load" the system.

In the latest edition of Avast Free Antivirus, cloud scanning of suspicious applications and automatic game mode were added to disable pop-up windows and reduce system load when the user is occupied with virtual battles. In addition, now in the free version no registration is required.

Disadvantage of Avast - pop-up windows with an offer to buy programs of this company.

4. AVG Antivirus Free

Where to download - http: // en-ru / free-antivirus-download

The next in the rating of free antiviruses is not too "gluttonous" when working and nice looking product. Last year, AVG improved its detection rate of malware, so now it has become a full-fledged contender to the leaders of our top free antivirus software.

Key features:

  • malware scanner
  • phishing protection
  • tools for system optimization.

Disadvantages: many users complain about persistent, unceasing recommendation to upgrade to a paid version of AVG.

3. Panda Antivirus Free

Where to download - http: //

This is one of the best free antiviruses of 2017 that effectively cope with malicious programs, has a convenient and flexible customizable user interface and does not overload the system.

Key features:

  • objects scanning in the cloud;
  • game mode;
  • bootable rescue utility kit;
  • protect usb-flash from viruses.

Cons: frequent false positives, sometimes innocuous files are mistakenly flagged by Panda as malicious programs.

2. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

Where to download - https: // free.html

The second place in the rating of free antiviruses of 2017 belongs to a very fast antivirus with a number of useful functions, such as a secure browser and password manager.

Key features:

  • excellent virus detection;
  • phishing protection;
  • behavioral analysis;
  • automatic scanning.

Cons: interface Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition is difficult to understand, and it has no configuration options - you can not even schedule a scan. This is the best free antivirus, if you need the program "installed and forgotten".

1. Avira Free Antivirus

Where to download - https: // free-antivirus-windows

The best free antivirus that found 99.7% of threats in the AV-Test. When working Avira does not create a large load on the processor and computer memory and has a concise and intuitive interface.

Key features:

  • excellent virus detection;
  • phishing protection;
  • built-in VPN;
  • tools for optimizing the system.

Does this program have drawbacks? There are, this annoying pop-ups, which are a kind of payment for the use of antivirus.