I have to admit, PC Tools is one of my favorite software developers. Currently, on my Windows 7 RC machine, I am running PC Tools Firewall Plus (free edition – checkout tomorrows posts for a review of this application), ThreatFire (free edition), and Spyware Doctor (free edition) – this last one as a secondary malware scanner.
I think you can gather from this that I am a devotee of both freeware and open source software. No kidding, huh?
I’m always heartened by good corporate citizens like PC Tools (one of the best), who offer free versions of their outstanding products to the Internet community, in an effort to keep all of us safer than we might otherwise be.
So, when I decided to test drive PC Tools Free AntiVirus, I was expecting to have the same great experience I have had with the various other free tools available from this security provider. I was not disappointed.
PC Tools Free AntiVirus has an excellent reputation (shared by me), as a first class security application, based on it’s ability to detect, quarantine, disinfect and destroy Viruses, Trojans and Worms.
Having tested virtually all of the major antivirus applications, and updates, over the last several years, I’m comfortable recommending the free version of this application as a front line antivirus defender. In the time I have been testing PC Tools Free AntiVirus on my test bed systems, I have been very impressed with its performance.
This strong antivirus program offers all of it’s comprehensive protection within an easy to use interface and it should meet, and even exceed, all of your requirements.
Virus, worm, Trojan protection – Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing
Scan and Remove – Detects, quarantines, disinfects and destroys Viruses, Trojans and Worms
Smart Updates – Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats
IntelliGuard™ Protection – IntelliGuard™ protects your computer against threats in real-time
– File Guard
– Email Guard
FREE. No catches, limitations or time-limits.
If you’re looking for a free antivirus application that’s easy to navigate, and one that takes the worry out of updating the definition database, then PC Tools Free Edition 6 is worth considering.
System Requirements: Windows – Vista 32-bit, XP, 2000
Download at: PC Tools