3. SOPHOS HOME (PERFECT FOR A HOME WITH MULTIPLE PCS)
Operating system: Mac, Windows
Features: Protection for up to ten PCs, Parental controls, Phishing protection, Virus detection
Sophos Home is simple, non-intrusive, and has a good cloud-based control of protected devices, but it doesn’t allow scan scheduling and advanced users are likely to feel limited. This one actually offers a bit more than the majority of free antivirus software, and it’s ideal for families.
It offers standard antivirus, anti-malware protection, browser tools, and content control, in addition to central management of ten PCs, meaning that parents can successfully lock down their kids’ browsing options.
4. KASPERSKY FREE (KASPERSKY’S FIRST FORAY INTO FREE INTERNET SECURITY)
Operating system: Windows
Features: Spyware protection, Email scanning, Anti-phishing, Real-time scanning
The best thing about this Free AV is its user-friendliness, even though it comes with limited technical support and basics-only feature set.
Although the paid-for version usually tops charts of best antivirus solutions, the free version of Kaspersky’s Windows security software eliminates extra features like such as safe payment sandboxes and privacy protection so it can focus on powerful, free protection for your computer.
And we just adore that it doesn’t keep wrecking your nerves with nudges to upgrade to the full version (even though it’s actually one of the best out there.
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