To protect your files from a malware you need to have a good antivirus software, which allow you to surf internet risk free. These viruses, trojans, spyware, etc. are made time to time, so you need to have an updated program that will protect you from all these unwanted things.
But, mostly protection comes out with a price tag, this article will provide you the best free options available that are regularly updated and have a strong shield that protect your PC from malwares time to time.
To make a list of free antivirus software is pretty hard, and it involves several tests, and reading tons of reviews. The major part is of course the tests. Here we have considered the test done from AV-Test & AV-Comparatives, both the organisations are trustworthy for me.
Most of these tests is performed for Windows 7, as its more popular right now. All the free version mostly have paid version, as well. But I am sure once you update the free antivirus software, you will be safe all the time, and you don’t need to purchase any software for virus protection.
More recently, a new bug named Heartbeat Bug can be seen all around the news, that is a vulnerability in OpenSSL and it created a loophole for hackers to cache in for the memory of a web server. This leads us to the point that new viruses are being made regularly, so you need to protect your files and data properly, which is why we recommend you to download any software from the list below and enable the antivirus (keep updating it from time to time).
Note : all the images are linked to either a download page or more information about the antivirus.