Best Free Antivirus For 2019

So you looking for 2019’s best Free Antivirus Software to Protect Your Computer From Viruses & Malware. Let me give you some details on the best Free Antivirus. Remember Paid AV is always better than free AV.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

Simple and Easy
Rating: 8/10

Pros: Top protection against malware; super-easy to use; small performance impact
Cons: No customization options; no quick scans or scan scheduling

Bitdefender is minimal and does not take up much resources even during scans.

 Kaspersky Free Antivirus

Lean and mean.
Rating: 8/10

Pros: Excellent malware protection; moderate performance hit; fast scans
Cons: Minimal but has a few extra features  

Kaspersky has some more advanced functions compared to others but during scans it can slow down your computer.

Avast Free Antivirus

Nearly a free suite.
Rating: 7/10

Pros: Loaded with extra features; high customization; VPN client
Cons: Malware protection not great; Big performance hit.

The malware protection isn’t that great but they attempt to make up for it with extra functions

Microsoft Windows Defender

Finally good enough.
Rating: 6/10

Pros: Decent malware protection; built into Windows; small performance impact to the system.
Cons: Limited

Windows Defender has come a long way and can not keep up with other free Antivirus software. 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Essential side piece.
Rating: 10/10

Pros: Complements antivirus software; removes adware, other unwanted software
Cons: Installs 14 day trialware of paid version and updates are manual.

Malwarebytes can be installed along side any Antivirus and I recommend to have this installed.

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Patrick Domingues

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