The state of cyber security affairs in the world is dire and make no mistake about it. If recent cyber-attacks and statistics are anything to go by, then the world of cyber security is in a deep mess. According to reports, the US firewalls are targeted with attacks every few minutes or so and the case is the same with most other countries. Even private PCs and data is no longer safe.
That’s why the roles of antivirus and other cyber threat mitigation tools have become even more important in the last couple of years. The spending on cyber security has quadrupled in the last five years and it looks like it will only increase in the time to come. But what can you do as a consumer? There are lots of free anti-malware tools and I have a made a list of the best of them that you can put to use.
On top of the list is Comodo Antivirus. Made for Windows and the Mac, it is definitely the best free anti malware tool you will find anywhere. You get a lot of stuff including an Internet Security Suite that protects you from during browsing and keeps you secure while performing sensitive transactions online. Another thing is that it consists of Multi-layered levels of malware removal and protection to keep your system safe.
Malware bytes is a software that with deep scans protects your PC and this is the most effective malware scanner with daily updates. It is our first port of call if you suspect a malware infection and can trust it to identify and remove new threats because it’s updated daily. You only get it free for 14 days though.
This is a unique tool, even in this list of unique tools. It revents as well cures which makes it the perfect antivirus tool for those looking to replace their antivirus software, Bitdefender Antivirus. But it does not stop there. What makes it even better is that it can scan files or folder that may look slightly different, it then drags that files and drops it onto the home screen.
A portable app that’s perfect if you’ve become the family tech support. A perfect portable app for tech support, this comes handy if you are facing a malware infestation. This can be carried on a USB stick, or you can have it on cloud storage. It does generate log files and takes 591MB, which can be a bit more for a normal app. Emsisoft maintains a database of threats, and you will have to be online throughout while cleaning the system.