What is the best free anti-virus software?

We all need to protect ourselves from the nastier elements of the cyber-world but it doesn’t need to cost the world – or even a penny – to install protection onto our computers.

PC Magazine have carried out testing of the various free anti-virus and anti-malware software solutions that are currently available. Their testing has included comparing the effectiveness of these solutions with the paid-for alternatives.

Whilst, it is worth noting that the paid for versions of the software have generally performed better in lab tests, a selection of free software solutions, have themselves scored highly in these tests.

PC Magazine’s test results for 2016.

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