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If that describes you, you've come to the right place.We've evaluated the most widely used free antivirus programs based on their malware protection, system impact, ease of use and useful extra features.

The good thing about installing a free product from one of the leading security companies is that they use the same 'engine' as their paid-for products.We’ve already mentioned AVG’s controversial privacy policy above, but in terms of the protection this free antivirus package offers, it’s still decent, though not currently the best.AV-Test found that it protected against and detected 100% of threats in its December report, and that performance and usablility was on par with Avast's good scores.Best is Bitdefender, which claims not to share information with anybody outside its own company or subsidiaries.We think this is as it should be with a security product, but second-best is the assumption not to share, with an opt-in, should you want to receive ‘relevant’ offers. Panda does the same as AVG, requiring you to specifically unsubscribe to avoid security-related emails.Since testing antivirus software with real malware requires a lot of time and effort, not to mention extremely specialist knowledge, we don't do this ourselves. For example, AVG’s privacy policy, showing what rights it takes over your personal and non-personal information when you download and use its free product, caused quite a furore when it was published.

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