Bought new windows 8 Laptop PC or made a fresh Windows 8 install? The next thing you would be willing to do is either restore your backup from external drive or transfer media and programs from internet to your PC. However, a good habit would be to install Antivirus on your Windows 8 PC or Laptop before restoring backup from external hard drive or download anything from the web. Here I have made the list of best free antivirus for Windows 8 and 8.1 PC’s, install any one of them according to your requirement.
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Best Free Antivirus for Window 8
Avast is one of the best free antivirus available for Windows 8 PC and is used by 200 million people. You can download avast antivirus 2015 from the above link and install it on your PC. After the installation, select quick scan to see if your window 8 PC is infected with virus or malware.
If you are connected to internet then you would able to get timely update with the help of Software updater in Avast security. Browser Cleanup tool removes unwanted add-ons from your browsers and it support 12 more languages for user-friendly experience.
Another free yet popular antivirus for Windows 8 PC is Avira Free Antivirus. Installing Avira antivirus is takes few clicks, but it will affect your PC’s performance because of consistent monitoring of your PC. Along with antivirus, it will also install web tools consist of ad blocker, anti phishing tool and social networking protection.
Panda is the new contender in league of Antivirus and they do offer a free version of their Antivirus called Panda Cloud Antivirus Free. Panda comes with a simple user interface. Click on scan to start the scan, if any malware or spywares found you could see them in right side of the interface.
Panda also offers premium version of Panda Antivirus, which comes with more advanced tools like the ability to schedule scan, USB malware, protection in Public WiFi network etc.
Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus available for Windows 8 PC. This antivirus is relatively small in size and install quickly on your PC. It comes with ability to automatic scan, real time antivirus protection and anti phishing protection.
AVG antivirus comes with the basic virus detection and LinkScanner surf shield. The user interface may look bit complex at first, but you will get used to it. It also has email scanner and identity theft to keep you safe.
These are the five best free antivirus for Windows 8 PC. If you have a Windows 7 running machine, then also you could find a compatible version of these antiviruses from the official websites. What’s your pick? Do let us know in the comments below.