Comparing and rating free antivirus 2014
If you are a user that does not use complex programs, and only communicate in social networks, installs the game, creates working documents and stores some information in the form of music, photos and videos, the free app that provides protection to the operating system can be ideally suited.
Select the antivirus
The most popular with the vast majority of PC users use free software who are willing to provide reliable protection of the operating system.
The performance of such packages connection remains quite acceptable.
The greater the load on the PC – the greater should be the degree of its protection. Used to work, the computer must be a fortress inaccessible to the malware that can not only steal personal data, but also hurt the device as a whole. If you use complex applications and frequently visit dangerous sites, the best choice is a paid package.
Review free programs
If we take into account the rating of free antiviruses 2014, based on consumer choice, the undoubted leader is Avast variety of versions.
The most advanced users have been using the avast! Free Antivirus 2015, which, on assurances of manufacturers, is far superior to previous modification.
- AVG AntiVirus Free. The reason of its popularity and the possibility of combining with the latest versions of the operating system. The free package includes a set of standard of protection against «Trojans», malware and spyware and hacker attacks. However, this protection does not tolerate the use of illegal software, therefore some consumers prefer to choose another company;
- Dr. Web CureIt is the second protection for the computer or laptop. Users note its high speed, ability to quickly remove viruses, scan the BIOS. Also a distinctive feature that at the same time – an advantage it is to take care of the operating system. However, there are downsides – there is no automatic update of the database, you have to manually install the new version;
- Comodo Internet Security Premium. One of the main features of its use – the ability to identify and eliminate the threat even from those viruses which are not yet in the database. This gives maximum protection for your device;
- Avira Free Antivirus 2014 choose to install many parents. In addition to the standard feature set, there is an opportunity to monitor the activity of children on various websites, including in social networks.
Of course, all the creators of free antivirus programs try to provide maximum functionality. However, she is not alone included in the selection criteria of applications to users. The important role played by the interface, ease of use and performance.
Comparison of applications
In order to determine the usefulness of the application for the operating system, you need to conduct a lot of research. In particular, evaluated the program at the user level, also thoroughly studied the weaknesses in the program.
Every year a huge number of companies carried out a comparison of free antivirus. Surprisingly, the results of studies may differ significantly from each other.
The fact that different experts will choose slightly different from each other evaluation criteria, therefore the final assessment may vary depending on the subjective opinion of a team of programmers.
There is no doubt that the most important criterion for comparison of the apps is their popularity among users. Consumers their choices affect the selection of programs they were rating free antivirus 2014.
Video: Overview of anti-virus software
Methodology comparison of antivirus software is quite complex. The process consists of several stages. The first one was carried out documentation review of the application and information presented on the website of the manufacturer. The evaluation is performed on the completeness of the information on its availability to users and its perception.
The second stage – direct the installation and its verification at the user level. Evaluated many aspects of his work – because the most complete studies can provide truthful, accurate information.
All parameters that were compared, the facilities were divided into categories:
- technical support – the quality of its work and promptness;
- the antivirus;
- protection while to the global network;
- General information;
- original components that are not present at competitors;
- other functions that are not included in the category.
According to these parameters and functions are included in them, a comparison was made of different manufacturers guarding applications and their products.
In order to determine the best antivirus, you need to look at important parameters of his work, the presence of the required functions and additional features.
Depending on the requirements of each program, you will choose the most convenient system, and will use it.
Most often, the results can be seen in the form of scores assigned to a particular application, its functions, speed or features.
AVG AntiVirus Free
avast! Free Antivirus
Comodo Internet Security Premium
Avira Free Antivirus 2014
Dr. Web CureIt
There is another way of evaluating the results – the vision of all parameters of performance and features.
A rating of the best free antivirus 2014
According to rankings compiled only on the basis of user selection, most popular applications are in the following order:
- avast! Free Antivirus 2015;
- Dr. Web CureIt!;
- Avira Free Antivirus 2014;
- AVG AntiVirus FREE 2014;
- Comodo Internet Security Premium;
- xCore Complex Protection;
- Kaspersky anti-virus Yandex-version;
- Panda Cloud Antivirus Free;
- avast! Free Antivirus 2013;
- Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition.
The presence in the ranking of the two versions of the program avast! talking about her performance and usability for consumers.
For each application present in the ranking of the most popular defenders device from viruses, was offered his own assessment of the three most important parameters.
For each antivirus was identified advantages and disadvantages:
- the most popular antivirus — avast! though loved by the users, has the highest rates of protection. Its six-point scale rating of 5.5. In principle, a good result. The program provides real-time protection, successfully warns about infected files and sites. However, in some cases may fail, and sometimes still infected. In this figure it can only scan the system. For this reason, the performance rating was only 3 points. In addition, this low rating included some reasons. Convenience at a height of 6 points. Intuitive interface, the Russian version, the ability to view additional information for each feature – what else you need;
- to protect one of the weakest applications can be called Dr. Web CureIt!, as it does not provide a permanent job in real time. However, this kompensiruet ease of use, and assessment of its facilities. The performance of the average, which is well suited to the simple townsfolk;
- Avira has weaknesses to viruses due to the lack of some components installed in other similar programs. For example, there is no preview of email messages, and lacks the ability to view and correct vulnerabilities in the software. That is why protection when using it reduced somewhat. However, the convenience at the height;
- AVG AntiVirus FREE 2014 in terms of protection, performance and convenience has the average rating. The interface can be somewhat obscure;
- antivirus Comodo Internet Security Premium has a very high protection evaluation – 6 points. Performance is also excellent – 5 points. However usability is somewhat reduced.
Other antiviruses also included in the rating of best for 2014, have mediocre performance on all the three most important evaluation criteria.
User reviews about all of the antiviruses may differ radically. For example, the popular app — avast! – has its own complaints among consumers. For example, many have noted instability protection is the transmittance of some programs.
Also many do not like the fact that the antivirus never detects infected files – you have to periodically scan for their detection. But despite all its shortcomings, remains the most popular among a large number of users of the global Internet.
All other applications also have their pros and cons, and the choice primarily depends on the preferences of the user.