Antivirus for free (2015)

PC Magazine report on Antivirus for 2015

It’s worth noting that the highest scores so far, 79 percent, went to avast! Free Antivirus 2014. BitDefender comes out on top for 2015 though .

While paid antivirus utilities tend to do the very best in PC Magazines lab testing, there are plenty of excellent free antivirus choices, too. Because they are free, you can take the time to consider what’s the best free solution for your situation. That’s the nice thing about free antivirus; you’re not locked in by your choice. Here’s the top 5 in order

Remember to remove existing AntiVirus software before installing a new one.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 remains PCMag’s Editors’ Choice for free cleanup-only antivirus.  AVG also did well in that test, but getting it installed on their malware-infested test systems required a lot of help from tech support.

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