Free antivirus product



The links listed and described below will take you to the detailed information and download page for that particular free antivirus product.


Active Virus Shield  (AOL)
     This great antivirus program from AOL utilizes the latest technology to do both traditional signature-based detection, as well as in-depth scanning of executables. This helps protect against a broader range of known and new viruses, reducing the chances of a virus infection on the user’s computer. (As a condition for your use of the software, you must provide your email address and agree to receive promotions and periodic e-mail messages. Active Virus Shield also automatically collects information that may be used for marketing purposes such as: usage stats, responses to ads and details about the PC configuration etc. Most users should find this acceptable for a great product.) (Windows 98 / 2000 / ME / XP)*

Safety and Security Center Suite  (AOL)
     This great security suite fromAOL® is a comprehensive set of free, automatically updating security tools. Included are: antivirus, antispyware, and firewall components plus additional features although some of these additional features will only work with AOL services. (Windows 2000 / XP)*   

Comodo AntiVirus  (Comodo)
     Eliminates Viruses, Worms and Trojans from desktops and networks. Detects and eliminates viruses from desktops and networks. Constantly protects with real-time on-access scanning. Proactive Heuristic analysis intercepts unknown threats. Daily, automatic updates of virus definitions. Isolates suspicious files in quarantine preventing infection. Simple antivirus program to install and use.  (Windows 2000(SP4) / XP(SP2)*  

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Kaspersky AntiVirus  (AOL Active Virus Shield)
     Free Kaspersky? Yes..... indirectly, it is the antivirus engine that drives the AOL Virus Shield mentioned above. Why would you spend money on Kaspersky when you can get the protection of it for free from AOL. Kaspersky is often referred to as the second best antivirus software available! Give the free AOL Active Shield a try! All you need to provide is an email address. (You can create a free one just for this purpose if you are concerned about sharing you primary email address with AOL. (More details above.) (Windows 98 / 2000 / ME / XP)*

McAfee VirusScan  (AOL Safety and Security Center)  
     Free McAfee? Yes like Kaspersky mentioned previously AOL has partnered with an established security company for theirSafety and Security Center described above. In this case McAfee provides both the antivirus and firewall components of this free AOL suite. This security solution requires a little more work as you need to set up a free AOL account to get the software but the few minutes invested will give you a great free security product in return. (More details above.) (Windows 2000 / XP)*

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition  (PC Tools)
     This new free antivirus program from PC Tools provides world class security from viruses, including real-time protection and comprehensive system screening to ensure your system remains safe and virus free.  (Windows 2000 / XP)*This product is Windows Vista compatible!

Clamwin  (Clamwin)
     This free anti virus download offers high detection rates for viruses and spyware. Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database. Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer. Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically. (Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.) (Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / 2003 / XP)*.

VCatch  (CommonSearch)
     VCatch will check all the files sent or downloaded to your computer via Email and Web applications. In the event that VCatch detects that a file is suspected to be a virus, the software automatically deletes the file and notifies you. (Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / NT / ME / XP)*

AVG Anti Virus Free Edition Version 7.5  (Grisoft)
     Download new version 7.5 of this top antivirus protection tool free of charge for home users. The new edition has improved virus detection based on better heuristics and NTFS data streams scanning, has a smaller installation, improved user interface. (Windows 98SE / ME / NT(SP6a) / 2000(SP4) / XP(SP2)* This product is Windows Vista compatible!

avast! 4 Antivirus Home Edition Free Download  (Alwil)
     This antivirus program is free for home use and is a complete antivirus solution, fully able to find computer viruses.  (Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT(SP4) / ME / 2000 / XPThis product is Windows Vista compatible!  (Review)

Cyberhawk  (Novatix)
     Download Cyberhawk free security software for immediate protection when your antivirus is not up-to-date. (Use in addition to regular antivirus.) (Windows 2000(SP4) / 2003 / XPThis product is Windows Vista compatible!


ScripTrap  (Robin Keir)
     This product traps scripts when they attempt to run on your computer and provides the option of blocking them or letting them continue to run. You can also check the intercepted script with your anti-virus program before you decide to run it or not. This provides you with a chance of catching possibly malicious code before it causes damage. ScripTrap is particularly useful for trapping scripts that arrive in email attachments.

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AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic (Avira)
     Use this antivirus download free!  It can reliably protects your private computer against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers. (Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP)*  This product is Windows Vista compatible! (Review)

BitDefender 8 (Softwin)
     BitDefender 8 Free Edition is an on-demand virus scanner, which is best used in a system recovery or forensics role. If you are on an "always-on" Internet connection, you should consider using a more complex antivirus solution.  (Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / NT (SP6) / ME / XP)*

F-Secure Anti-Virus 2006  (F-Secure)
     This 6 month trial of F-Secure Anti-Virus 2006 keeps your PC safe against many types of viruses, worms, intrusions and other threats.When your free trial ends you will no longer receive updates for the F-Secure software. (Requires contact information.)

Trend Micro Evaluation CD  (Trend Micro)
     Free CD contains evaluation versions of all of Trend's virus protection products, from the desktop PCs to LAN servers to groupware and mail systems to the Internet gateway. Trend's Free CD is available for corporate users only. If this is time limited it is not specified. (Requires detailed contact information.)

F-Prot for DOS  (Frisk)
     This virus scanner can be used on most computer operating systems used today, and can detect and disinfect all known boot sector viruses, file or program viruses as well as macro viruses, trojans and other destructive programs. F-Prot Antivirus for DOS is easy to use, with a simple interface that offers great flexibility and can be run in command-line mode as well. (DOS only- or DOS mode under Windows 95 / 98 / ME)

     *The notation of which operating systems are compatible with a given product may not be current or accurate. Please check with the vendor to be sure it will work with your operating system!

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     Windows operating system compatibility as noted above are just guidelines and may not be correct or current. Check the download site of the product before assuming it will work with your system. (Vista notations will be added to products as soon as we find that they are Vista compatible.)