No special anti-virus programs computer without protection against malware, even despite the built-in protection in the operating system. Widely known antivirus programs, such as "Dr.Web", "Kaspersky", "Norton Antivirus". But these programs are sometimes a lot of money. For home PC paid antivirus programs can be successfully replaced free analogues. which is not worse cope with possible threats.

Typically, the functionality of free antivirus slightly less pay than their "brothers". But those opportunities that have the free antivirus, enough for the average user. However, any antivirus is only effective provided that the user very carefully monitors the security of your computer and do not open emails from unknown recipients or suspicious files SexyGirlXXX.jpg..exe.

Avast! Home Edition

This free antivirus developed by Czech experts, and is the youngest product in the Avast! The program is easy to install and learn. For example, the scan depth and the level of protection can be modified using visual tools ("sliders"), and not to manually configure which file extensions should be scanned by the program. Avast! Home Edition includes standard resident module, separate modules for email protection, peer-to-peer (e.g. eMule), Internet messengerof (ICQ, QIP, Miranda, etc.). The antivirus can scan files, memory, e-mail, to find macro viruses.

An important advantage of this free antivirus – generator recovery database (VRDB). This generator recovers files after virus removal, because usually after the "treatment" file may be corrupted. The process of creating the recovery database takes a lot of time, so it is best in the program's preferences to indicate that the VRDB database, you must create during system inactivity.

Avast! Home Edition has the ability to pre-check the computer before starting the operating system and thus has access to the files that can be locked by the OS. In Avast! Home Edition, there is also the possibility to set the interface language (there are Russian).

Antivirus program is Avast! Home Edition is periodically tested at Virus Bulletin and receives VB100%, indicating its high reliability.

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition

This free antivirus is one of the most popular, while it has almost all the same features as the paid antiviruses. So, the program is able not only to "hunt" for viruses, but different keyboard "spies" and "perenapravlenie". The program supports heuristic analysis with the ability to change its depth, and also supports running from the command line.

In the database – more than 150 thousand viruses. The updates have a minimum size. produced daily and not cause any trouble (special master updates Internet-Update Wizard). Module Virus Guard, built-in AntiVir Personal, tracks the movement of downloaded from the Internet files, warns you about suspicious actions. Due to the multithreaded implementation of scan, a scan of the computer is very fast.

AntiVir Personal is also involved in testing by Virus Bulletin and earned VB100%.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

This antivirus product is also a result of the development of Czech experts. Along with free there is also commercial version of the product, but the differences are minimal. The free version has no technical support, the option to treat the files and configure the scheduler.

The advantages of AVG antivirus arethe availability of fast and reliable module Resident Shield. which automatically monitors a possible penetration of the computer bootable, executable and macro viruses and take measures to automatic removal and treatment of infected files. Antivirus AVG also contains a unique certified search engine Virus Stalker, scanner e-mail E-mail Scanner.

АVG, as well as Avast! has ability to scan RAM and boot sectors of the hard disk before loading OS, automatic updates of virus databases via the Internet. AVG also supports the possibility of collaboration with popular firewalls such as Kerio Personal Firewall, Zone Alarm Pro or standard Windows firewall.

AVG regularly tested and receives Virus Bulletin VB100%.

At the end of December 2010 installed Avast. When installing pay attention to the file size. The first time I downloaded a fake Avast 4 MB, after which I was asked 3 rubles for opening the file. Razarabotka need to register for free for a year. Impression of the program – good. Question:”If you have multiple computers,one of which is connected to the Internet, how to provide a one-year work Avast on all computers and update them antivirus database?” Thank you. Jura.

“If you have multiple computers,one of which is connected to the Internet, how to provide a one-year work Avast on all computers and update them antivirus database?”

Updates to the the installation file can be downloaded from the official website of the manufacturer, using an Internet connected computer and then install them as a normal program.