By AN Jay on November 30, 2010

Top 10 Most Popular Free Security Software (Computer Security Day Special)

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Computer Security Day is an annual event that is observed worldwide. It was started in 1988 to help raise awareness of computer related security issues. The goal of Computer Security Day is to remind people to protect their computers and information. Officially, Computer Security Day is November 30th. However, some some organizations choose to have functions on the next business day or week if CSD falls on a weekend. According to CSD

For sure, it’s an excellent move to raise the awareness to understand why it’s important to secure PC and the data inside it and how anyone can make it easier to implement the effective security level to his computer oriented environment. There are many security software are available, but getting by free and good ones is not that easy. That is why to observe this great event today we are trying to do our part and listing down few  excellent free security software. Read each entry in the list and see which website suits your needs best.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

AVG Free provides you with basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows and is available to download for free. It can work like a fast and effective protection against viruses and spyware. You will stay protected on social networks with AVG Social Networking Protection.

Avast Free Antivirus

avast free antivirus is the minimum protection you should have. It provides great protection against viruses and spyware. It is effective and the most complete free antivirus on the market.

Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus

Avira AntiVir Personal protects your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. With one of the fastest, most effective quick scans and malware removal capabilities on the market, this program is the perfect addition to your PC’s defenses.

Ad-Aware Free Internet Security

Ad-Aware Free Internet Security features real-time protection, advanced Genocode detection technology, rootkit protection, automatic updates, and much more.


CCleaner is a great tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure.

Spybot – Search & Destroy

Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed,
if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been ‘hijacked’ (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-Search & Destroy is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield protects your entire web surfing session; securing your connection at both your home Internet network & Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless). Hotspot Shield protects your identity by ensuring that all web transactions (shopping, filling out forms, downloads) are secured through HTTPS. Hotspot Shield also makes you private online making your identity invisible to third party websites and ISP’s. Unless you choose to sign into a certain site, you will be anonymous for your entire web session with Hotspot Shield.

PC Tools AntiVirus Free

With PC Tools AntiVirus Free, you are protected against basic cyber threats attempting to gain access to your PC. Don’t risk going online without protection. Dangers include contracting malware or getting your identity stolen.


SpywareBlaster can help keep your system secure, without interfering with the ‘good side’ of the web. And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background. It works alongside the programs you have to help secure your system.

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What about for Macs?

ty for this list asyou have puted AVG at the top it deserv its position

Thank you for sharing this list, and I have translated it into Chinese. Welcome to your return visit.

Avira Antivirus is very good for catching malware from web pages while AVG is a light weight and effective Anti Virus

Microsoft Security Essentials??? ¬¬

What about Comodo Internet security :)
Check this out!

with me AVG’s always the best of free sofware,but i’m using Kis :d

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I don’t use Apple or Macs but here is Free Antivirus from Sophos

I use only free antivirus and until now i had no problem. On my pc i have Avast Free Antivirus and Spybot – Search & Destroy. For people who do not have sensitive information it is not advised to buy antivirus solution

Avast and spyware blaster gives strong security stronghold

How can you leave out Microsoft Security Essentials?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s very good antivirus.

Thanks for putting free anti virus software all together. So we can see how many choice we actually have before we use a paid one.

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I cant believe that Comodo isn’t on this list. I have used most of the software on this list but in my opinion Comodo is by far one of the best av’s out there. Any many cases its better than av’s you buy such as Norton and Red Alert.

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But what about for Macs?

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