Best Free Antivirus of 2015

Pcmag.com covers the best free antivirus software of 2015. Although, the latest Windows 10 version has a built-in antivirus, it just doesn’t do a good job. There are commercial versions, but why pay if the free versions are good enough. In my experience, I usually end up using┬áseveral free antivirus tools to get rid of viruses and malware. Here’s the list based on rankings:

  1. Panda Antivirus
  2. Bit Defender
  3. MalwareBytes
  4. Ad-Aware
  5. Avast
  6. AVG
  7. Qihoo
  8. Comodo
  9. Forticlient

I use Avast, MalwareBytes, and Ad-Aware to clean up my PC. What’s your favorite?

2012 Popular Antivirus Software

What is the most popular antivirus software of 2012? Avast Free Antivirus takes the lead, followed by Microsoft’s Security Essentials, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus takes third place. It comes at no surprise that the top two popular antivirus software are free to users to download and use. Curious about what rank your antivirus fall into? Read the ZDNet’s article.

Selling Antivirus Software To A Linux User

Selling Antivirus software to a Linux user will probably not get you anywhere. On a recent trip to Frys Electronics, I was asked by a sales associate if I wanted to take advantage of a 50% discount on Antivirus software if combined with a purchase of a hard drive. I politely declined.

I wasn’t going to explain to him why I didn’t need it, but he tried selling it to me one more time. So, I finally told him that I’m a Linux user, and I don’t get viruses. So, that was the end of the conversation. I really hated doing that, sounding so smug and everything, but sometimes, you got to do what got to do.

I was only half serious about getting a hard drive anyways, since prices have gone up at least 10% due to the short supply, mainly due to the flood in Thailand that’s causing shortfall of hard drives to retailers and PC manufacturers alike. It’s probably not the best time to get a hard drive anyways. At least, not until the waters subside, and the supply side gets sorted out.