Free virus protection – is it worth it?
As technology continues to rapidly evolve, unfortunately so do the threats to your network internet security.
The threats you face are not limited to viruses that impact the performance of your computer.
In fact, today’s viruses are much more sophisticated and leave you vulnerable to cyber attacks that can result in identity theft and your bank accounts being stripped bare.
It has therefore never been more important to adequately defend yourself against these threats.
What to look out for
There are numerous antivirus software products available that offer free antivirus scans or even a completely free internet security software package.
Be mindful that what may appear to be free virus protection software may itself be a virus in disguise, just waiting for you to click on the download button.
Before selecting any of these free internet security packages, first check online forums to see what is being said about them:
- Are they genuine and will they really provide you with the level of virus protection you need?
- Does the free antivirus protection or cheap internet security package offer you everything you need (such as data protection, pc security and backups)?
- Is the antivirus download constantly updated to reflect current developments in internet threats?
- Will the free virus protection perform an antivirus scan as frequently as needed?
Look for names you recognise and check out independent performance ratings to see what is being said about their free antivirus protection software. Many providers offer internet security trials that allow you to download internet security software for a trial period for free. These include:
With Kaspersky antivirus software, you remain protected at all times from the very latest internet threats.
Kaspersky products regularly receive awards. Our continual commitment to development ensures that our customers receive the very best protection available.
Kaspersky is committed to ensuring that customers find exactly the right antivirus protection for them and offer you the opportunity to trial antivirus software free for 30 days.
There is also the option to perform a free antivirus scan on a suspicious file using Kaspersky’s online virus scan.