The internet has become ubiquitous in almost every household today. With online browsing and data download on the rise, there is also a rising threat of virus and malware that can affect our computers and systems easily. To overcome such threats there is a huge demand for antivirus software programs, most of which are available at a cost, but a lot of good antivirus programs are also provided free of cost to the users. Such free antivirus can be downloaded easily from the internet and used to protect your computer. It is about time when antivirus firms are about to roll out their latest 2012 version of antivirus software.
This list of free antivirus 2012 consists of all those popular antivirus programs whose full version are available for download free of cost and can be used for PC, Mac, Notebooks, laptops and for Windows Xp, Windows7, Vista, Linux and many other operating systems.
- Microsoft Security Essentials 2012 – Microsoft Security Essentials is an award winning antivirus software program exclusively for PC and Windows operated computers and is the best in terms of security, ease of use, lightness, updates and support. Keep your firewall security on to get the maximum benefits and this software is freely available from the Microsoft website for genuine Windows users.
- Avast Free antivirus 2012 – Avast antivirus has very strong security features like Boot-time scanner and real time shields like mail shield, web shield, network shield etc. with a simple and user friendly interface this is a very popular choice for most users.
- Avira Free Antivirus – Avira Antivir Personal is available free for personal use and even the premium version can be used for a free 30 day trial. This has great features including email protection, shield from viruses while surfing online and malicious websites. Since it does not require updates very often this is equally good for offline systems.
- Panda Cloud Antivirus Free download – This is one of the best programs for personal use. It works smoothly in the background and is light, soft and it gets updated automatically through its ‘cloud technique’ so you don’t have to bother about updates at a regular interval.
- PC Tools iAntivirus – This antivirus is specially built for Mac but can be used on PC as well. It provides real-time system protection and system scanning to ensure your Mac remains safe, secure, healthy and free of all online, offline malware threats.
- Comodo Free Antivirus Download 2012 – This antivirus has a very strong Firewall application which provides protection to your PC against all types of online threats including spamming, phishing, viruses, malwares,Trojans and hacking attempts. Comodo provides defense for email, browsing & shopping, IM, external devices, downloads, gaming, etc and keeps your system free of all types of infections.
- BitDefender Full Version Free Download 2012 – This is one of the oldest and most trustworthy antivirus program among users and works efficiently for both Mac and windows. It provides Virus Scanning & Removal facility in gaming mode and provides schedule and quarantine facility.
- AVG Free Antivirus Download 2012 – This is one of the desirable antivirus software with unique features like Identity protection that protects and secures all your personal data. It is light for your system and provides powerful protection behind the background.
- Malwarebytes’ Anti-malware Full and free download 2012 – It is mainly more popular for machine level system protection and anti virus features than an online/real time system protection against many types of infections. However you can keep it with other anti virus software, specially for system root level problems and threats.
- Spyware Doctor With Antivirus-Free and Full download 2012 – Spyware Doctor is a combination of two well efficient engines, Antivirus that protects against malicious PC threats and Antispyware Guards against information and identity theft. It detects, removes and blocks all types of viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, key loggers and other online threats.
It is essential to have atleast one antivirus program in your system nowadays for smooth running of applications and to keep your data free from viruses. With the constant increase in internet traffic, different kinds of virus and threats will also be encountered which makes it necessary to update the antivirus programs on a regular basis and thus free antivrus downloads is a boon for online users over the world.