Anti-Virus Software

Anti-Virus software is a program that runs in the background and scans the computer's memory, local files and searches for known and unknown viruses in your computer and eliminate them. Basically Antivirus software are programs that detects and removes a computer virus. Anti-Virus program can cure or repair the infected files. Such kind of programs are basically memory resident programs that always stay active in computers Random Access Memory and protect from vicious virus that may damage the computer.


Features of a good Free Antivirus Software -

•  detects and removes more than 100,000 viruses

•  the memory resident virus guard scans all activity automatically, e.g. downloading of data from the internet

•  continually scans and eliminate macro viruses.

•  protect against previously unknown viruses

•  should protect against cost generating dial-up program.

•  should offer protection against trojans, worms, backdoors, jokes and other dangerous programs

•  should be easy to use and user friendly.

•  should automatically update its virus database automatically from the Internet or Local Network.

•  should offer protection BIOS and master boot record against viruses.




Best Free Anti-Virus Software:

Alwil Avast 4 Home Edition: VB100 and ICSA certified, on-access and on-demand scanning, e-mail scanning for Outlook and POP3/SMTP, automatic updates, e-mail technical support, 7.1MB.


Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus System: VB100 and ICSA certified, on-access and on-demand scanning, e-mail scanning for Outlook and Outlook Express, automatic updates, 5.7MB.


H+BEDV Datentechnik AntiVir Personal Edition: ICSA certified, on-access and on-demand scanning but no e-mail scanning, automatic updates (after fairly significant configuration effort), 3.8MB.


Softwin BitDefender Free Edition Version 7: Uses same scanning engine as the VB100- and ICSA-certified Standard Edition, on-access and on-demand scanning but no e-mail scanning, automatic updates, 8.8MB.


Another Antivirus software:
Norton Ant-Virus internet filtering software
ESET NOD32 ant-virus for PC and Servers
Kaspersky Ant-Virus from Kaspersky Lab
Dr.Web