In a world in which much of our personal information is stored on our mobile and computer devices, it’s important to safeguard them from malware, ransomware, spyware and other threats that seek to steal or damage your data. Unfortunately, the top antivirus software often comes with high costs, so if you’re on a tight budget or need to secure multiple devices, it’s best to use a free alternative.
If you’re looking for a reliable antivirus program that won’t slow down your system, Bitdefender Antivirus Free is the best choice. Its advanced antivirus engine yet it doesn’t hog system resources, and it can block ransomware, cryptocurrency theft and the latest “spearphishing” attacks easily. It warns you about unsecured system settings such as developer mode and alerts you to applications that access data without your permission.
Microsoft’s Windows Defender is another great alternative. It’s available on almost every device that runs the operating system, and does not require anything. It is able to automatically update definitions as well as block unknown software and file types. It also offers real-time security for your Windows PC.
If you’re in need of an additional powerful antivirus for your Android check out no better than Avast Security Free. It’s a simple-to-use application that examines for malware and viruses on your phone, monitors settings and apps that aren’t safe and detects suspicious phone calls and text messages. It also blocks websites that are phishing and includes a GPS tracker if you lose your phone. In addition, if someone attempts to hack into your phone three times, it will snap their image and send it to you with the date and location.