Best free antivirus software for business

Here are some of the top free antivirus software to use in the home and office space

Whether you are working on the move, in an airport lounge or just at home, a secure antivirus is a must. That being said, good quality free options aren't always easy to find, and may not stack up well with your business antivirus in the office. Here we run through what to consider when protecting your devices, and the best free options on the market.

What to consider when choosing antivirus software

When choosing a free antivirus, users should consider what they want from the software and if it will meet their home office requirements.

A great antivirus provides users with all-round security protection. It prevents, detects and removes viruses including worms, trojans and spyware. However, these free packages will vary in terms of quality and some will provide pop-up ads, slower updates and fewer features compared to paid-for versions.

So, depending on your needs and the number of devices you need to protect, using a free antivirus can be a great way to secure your home office.

Key features to consider: 

  • Does it include a firewall?
  • Can it remove malware – and is the malware database up to date?
  • Is your browsing protected?
  • Threat detection capabilities

Read on to find out what is the best free antivirus packages for business.

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