Since the inception of the new Microsoft’s OS (Windows 8), almost all software security companies have been working to make their security software to work with the new OS since most of the older version does not work with Windows 8.
For all those who run Windows 8 on their new/existing PC, updated antivirus is mandatory to protect against new virus which comes with new operating systems.
To secure your windows 8 against any form of threat, you need to secure an active Antivirus. Presently, there are hundreds of antivirus programs for windows 8 in the market; some are free while some are paid. Today, I want to share the best top 5 free antivirus for windows 8.
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- Windows 8 Features [infographics]
- Tips to Upgrade to Windows 8
- Evolution of Windows OS [infographics]
Best Antivirus 2013 for Windows 8
Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender reinstalled security panel, although windows defender does not activate itself automatically on Windows 8, you have to activate it yourself by clicking on settings tab at the top of the window ==> select “Real-time protection” on the left panel and then check the box next to “Turn on real-time protection (recommended)” and then finally click “Save Changes”. Visit Windows Defender Official Website for download.
Kaspersky is another awesome antivirus software for windows 8, it network constantly updates the program about threats, installation is easy to install even on infected systems and it has the ability to block programs from exploiting a vulnerability and fix common problems like a disabled task manager, registry editor etc. Although Kaspersky can be a bit too intrusive with some files and deleted them without asking. It has offered preview version with all updates for windows 8, many more features are included with firewall protection, spam filter and lot of security tools.
AVG 2013 edition comes in a Metro based look, and it has remain as a great solution at blocking malware and has a pretty good firewall as well. The 2012 AVG beta version antivirus is free for windows 8.
BitDefender products continue to be excellent at malware detection and removal; it is famous for its faster detection and removal.
Avast is another free awesome free antivirus for windows 8 users, it has a user friendly interface, and it has access to secure system as well as internet security.