Top Anti Malware Products of 2010

By Jim Roberts | Features

We all want to protect our computer from viruses, spyware and malwares, we are even willing to pay for antivirus softwares that will protect our PCs. But don’t you know that you can actually have a host of software that will protect your PC, for free?

Many question the efficacy of these products, but you will be surprised that some of these best anti malware softwares are much more better than the paid products.

Here are the Top Anti-Malware Products of 2010

  • Trend Micro House Call

Trend is using a malware database based on cloud system. This product doesn’t require you to download any software, you just visit the website and run the program from there.  The good thing about this is that, first the program will not be infected by any virus and it doesn’t run on your pc’s background taking up precious PC resource.

  • AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG is known to keep a clean system clean but not for cleaning out problems though. So the software is meant to be installed on a freshly installed system.

  • Avast! Free Anti-Virus

Avast has a new heuristic engine that makes it easier to find trouble in your PC as well.  This free product continues to improve as time goes by.  If love this product you can also choose to get the paid version, the Avast! Internet Security.

  • Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

This has been one of the favorite and best anti-malware software of 2010 for many computer enthusiasts. Panda detection occurs over the net so you don’t need to download big-sized definition files.  It is also great at locating malware on your PC. A known PC security expert called it “The best free antivirus software available.”

  • Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft just realized the ugly truth, their OS, Windows is susceptible to viruses! And rather than try to profit off it, they decided to provide a solution to the problem free of charge.   It is not the best protection ever but it’s better than nothing and it works great for all Windows platforms.

  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Think about it. Even Norton makes use of this software, it’s probably because the software is quite fast at scanning your computer for problems. The great thing about malwarebytes is that it does a good job of cleaning your PC. Great product!

  • ThreatFire Software

This heuristics only anti-malware can work side by side with your favorite anti-virus and provides a wonderful secondary protection.

  • Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

This version is a wonderful tool that includes new technologies that looks at malware patterns and ID threats. It is simple and can handle your protection automatically. It’s free for home use.

About the Author

Holding a dual degree in both Management and IT with 13 years of business experience, I am Jim F. Roberts from California, USA. Needless to say, I am a techy guy and I love exploring, checking out the latest gadgets and sharing my thoughts on a lot of things.

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Slender October 8, 2010

@Mike L: These are free,nod32 is not,it’s commercial.

Mike L August 16, 2010

I wonder why no one mentions Eset anti-virus programs,Nod32 has been doing a great job for 6 years after abandoning Norton/Symantec’s stuff because of it’s failure to stop many viruses.

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