Whether you are looking for a brand new security package for Windows, or just for an additional software to give your regular antivirus a kick, these are your best current options:
- Panda Free Antivirus
This cloud-based program offers protection for your PC and the Panda Free Antivirus is now smarter than ever before. As it’s cloud-based, the heavy processing is happening on Panda’s servers. Therefore the load on your PC is drastically lessened. Panda is the perfect antivirus tool for you, if your PC is a bit underpowered.
- Ad-Aware Free Anti-Virus+
The program offers users all the anti-spyware and anti-malware they need. The free version of this tool will successfully check for spyware, and offer safe browsing via a list of already known malicious websites. The software also has a game mode in order not to interrupt your gaming sessions with its security notifications.
- SpyBot Search and Destroy
This one is a veteran of the malware wars as it dates back to the first adware in 2000. The program is ideal for diagnosing existing infections. It’s more of a system repair tool than a system protection means. However you need to be careful where you get it from because there are some fake versions spread online that are designed to cause damage instead of fixing it.
- Emsisoft Emergency Kit
If your PC has already been infected, this software is your lifesaver. On the other hand, it won’t work as a preventative tool for your device. When your PC has been touched by something nasty, this software is practically the 911 call of security software. This anti-malware app has been designed to be portable, so you can carry it around on a USB stick.
- SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
You will need to run this tool manually. Even if its interface is not the most user-friendly, its core-antimalware software is solid with many scanning options for picking up malware and spyware, for registry repair, for behavioral scanning and for daily threat updates.