Best Antivirus For Windows 8.1/10 PC Free Download

After installing your OS, first software you must have to install is Anti Virus. It is compulsory for a Windows PC user to have a good protection software. If you don’t have a good Antivirus you may lose your all data at any point of time and your PC performance also be reduced. Your system can hacked very easily. Even some viruses may affect hardware of your computer.

Many people are thinking only internet users requires Anti Virus but the truth is that Antivirus is important for every Windows PC user because you PC can be affected by removable media also(Pen drives,Hard disk etc.,. In this article I’ve selected 5 best antivirus for Windows 10 and 8.1 64 bit & 32 bit laptops. These are compatible with windows 8/7 also.

If you use internet in your PC installing antivirus will not be enough to secure your system 100% you have to update your Antivirus every day. Some people may think what is the need of update? Here your answer is there so many people who are creating  new viruses every day they write the program(Virus,Trojans)  such that no present antivirus cannot detect that.

That’s why you have to update your software regularly. Nowadays ~5000 new viruses,Trojans and backdoors are coming out from hackers system everyday so you must update your system to secure yourself from them. So, I am giving you some of the best  Anti Viruses of 2014. Check out below antivirus for windows 8/8.1 laptop and let me know which is your favorite one. You can get more info about AntiVirus for Windows 10 here.

Best Free Antivirus for Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

Avast

best+Antivirus+download+for freeIf you are looking to use a awesome free antivirus in Your Windows 8.1 PC then you must use this. This is the best free Anti-Virus.This is the most widely using software now a days. Protects your PC from virus, spyware, and other malware infections. Sandbox : A clean, virtual browser window prevents theft of banking data. Stops malicious and time-consuming email scams. Secures your data by blocking hacker attacks. Avast Antivirus is very easy to use.You can use it for free or you can buy full version. If you full version then you will get lot of other features. Download  Free Antivirus for windows 10.

Quick look of Avast :

  • Compatibility : Avast is Compatible with Windows 10/7 64/32 bit. Windows 8.1/8 64 bit & 32 bit.
  • Usability : Excellent ( Good for Beginners)
  • Protection: 4.5/5
  • Avast Windows 10

Norton Security

This is one of the best premium anti-viruses out there in the present market in my point of view. If you have latest version of Norton you don’t need to bother about your PC security. There are different versions available like Norton Anti-Virus ,Norton Internet Security,Norton 360. Each version offers different features.Norton Safe Web for Facebook® scans your News Feed for dangerous downloads and warns you and your friends about them.

Browser Support for Phishing Protection, Safe Search, and Password Management.This is very useful for those who don’t know much about security.Detects and removes spyware and unwanted monitoring software.Block Internet worms at the point of entry. This will not slow down your PC. Runs smoothly in the background. Some what tricky to use this. Simply this is the master of Anti-virus software. It is not a free software but you can use trail version if you like it you can buy. Download free Latest Version  of Norton for windows 8.1 Here

Quick look at Norton Anti Virus:

  • Compatibility : Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7 Ultimate 32 bit,  Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
  • Usability : Average ( Not easy for Noobs)
  • Protection: 4.8/5

McAfee

McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee Anti Virus enables users to safely connect to the Internet, and securely surf and shop the web. You will get complete anti-malware and anti-spyware protection, along with an integrated firewall to ensure their computer systems remain virus-free. Additionally, McAfee’s virus removal service helps you easily clean viruses and spyware from your PC.best+Antivirus+for+windows8.1

Most of the hackers will use McAfee because they are best at detecting the most dangerous malware like back doors.I personally suggest you to buy this because I am using this from last one year. Try out McAfee strong protection software by downloading  free McAfee antivirus trial version. If you like it buy the full version Download Latest Version  of McAfee Here .

Quick look of McAfee Anti Virus :

  • Compatibility : Compatible with all version of Windows Laptops.
  • Usability : Good for normal Windows use
  • Protection: 4.8/5

Microsoft Security Essentials

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This is official Anti-Virus software provided by Microsoft. If you want to use a free Anti-virus no need to think of another Anti-Virus. You must have the genuine copy of windows to use this Anti-Virus. It’s very very easy to install and use. Very efficiently runs in background. You can update this software regularly. Download Latest Version  of Microsoft Security Essentials Here
Quick look of Microsoft Security Essentials:

  • Compatibility : MSE is Compatible with Windows 10/7 64/32 bit. Windows 8.1/8 64 bit & 32 bit Laptops.
  • Usability : Excellent ( Anyone with minimum Computer Knowledge can maintain this)
  • Protection: 4/5

AVG Anti-Virus System

  • Detects and stops viruses, threats and malware
    easy-to-use & works in background.
  • Prevents online spam and spammers &hackers.
  • Blocks attempts to access data stored on your PC
  • A quick performance boost for your PC
Download the latest version of AVG here

Among the all above free antivirus Microsoft Security Essential antivirus is good for windows 8.1. Avast also protects Windows 8/8.1 very well. I would recommend everyone to buy a premium version of any one of the antivirus because it adds more protection for your Windows PC in this latest technology generation.

I hope my suggestions helped you guys. If you’ve got anything to say or discuss with me just leave a comment below. If you like this article, don’t forget to share.

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50 comments… add one
  • You have mentioned 5 anti virus software here but i am confused which one i should use please tell my computer is hanging all the time.

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    • Which OS are you using ? If your computer is very slow use Microsoft Security Essential.

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  • How About ESET NOD32? I’m using it right now, and as far as I know, it’s a good anti virus too

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    • ESET is good, but I’d recommend Norton Internet Security for its fastest and best virus database updates.
      the best free antivirus is quiho 360 internet security..
      the lightest and fairly good antivirus is SmadAV from indonessia.

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  • Avast free antivirus is the worst one. It stops the task manager from showing network usages. I have also tried all the Avast products (pro, premier, free, internet security) & no of them allow the task manager to show the same.
    OR
    It is just my problem. If you have any solution to this, please tell me. My Computer specs –
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    6 GB RAM
    3 GB Graphic Card
    Intel i3 530 2.93 GHz
    300 GB free data.

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    • Download ESET smart security .It is the best antivirus which help you to manage your work without any damage to your pc.

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  • which is the best antivirus tell me faster my pc is hanging all the time

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    • If your pc is hanging all the then i suggest Ms Essential for you because it uses less cpu.

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  • Previously i was using kaspersky antivirus but it is taking more CPU usage. Now I switched to MSE thanks for your good explanation about CPU usage.

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  • I am using Windows 8.1 and as far as I know the Security Essentials is already installed on this OS by default. My question is, why would I want to install an addition AV on my system if it is already protected by Security Essentials? I know SE didn’t have a good reputation years ago, but it seems very trustworthy now. Should I install an addition AV on top of Security Essentials? I am running W8.1 on parallels on an Mac computer. (The Mac has no AV installed). (Nice Blog BTW!)

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    • MSE is good but it can’t detect all kinds of viruses. Let’s say some guys released new virus programs today, many premium anti virus companies release the patch for that virus within hours but MSE takes some time may be days or even weeks some times because it’s free. I have tested MSE and McAfee in different PCs with some viruses. Microsoft Security Essential didn’t detect some kind of Trojans but McAfee detected every piece of shit. That’s where the difference comes but compared to MSE all other antivirus takes more of your RAM and processor. Still, I would recommend MSE for those guys who are having little RAM and Clock speed.

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  • what is the best anti-virus for my laptop, im using aspire E 15 E5-571-78GQ
    intel core i7-45ou 2.0ghz with turbo boost up to 3.1ghz
    NVidia GeForce 840 with 2gb dedicated vram
    8gb ddr3 l memory
    1000gb hdd
    I need something that is not harmful, because I have antivirus before it delete some of my file which is important un-install some of my softwares which I needed it blocks some site which I think is not harmful, I want something that is compatible and not complicated very lightweight something that suites my laptop, thnk you

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    • If you can buy antivirus I highly recommend McAfee. I personally use this in my 2 PCs.

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  • good

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  • so good

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  • I am using mcafee but it is not good it is allowing to run if there is virus also……

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  • My Pc (win8.1) is infected by $Recycle.bin & system volume information (both are virus according to internet information). No any antivirus can find it as a virus and I can’t delete it manually. So please help me how can I remove this?

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    • Maybe because it really isn’t a virus.

      All Windows installations have both $Recycle.bin & System Volume Information files.

      (I know this is an old post, but I’m bored lol)

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  • the same problem experienced by ALOK …..
    even my lappy isnt able to delete it………..
    McAfee isnt even able to detect antivirus…..
    wat should i do ??????

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  • Hello,my laptop currently have Norton antivirus which is included in my triple play package with a cable provider,I have a HP envy Laptop window 8.1,I will be changing cable providers soon and the Norton antivirus will end doing so,the new cable provider does not provide free antivirus in their packages(Verizon Fios),what would you suggest as a good antivirus,or should I just man up and buy the Norton Antivirus?,thank you.

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    • Norton is good but I recommend avast full version.

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  • I am using windows 8 pro. which free antivirus will be best for me?

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  • Hi Sir,
    I bought a new Lenovo Laptop and installed all softwares.
    my problem is, Im not understanding which Antivirus is to be installed in my Laptop.Can u Please suggest any two Antivirus softwares for Windows8.1.
    Reply Quickly…..
    ThanQ

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    • If you want a free one use Avast, otherwise buy Kaspersky or McAfee premium versions.

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  • hello!
    i updated my laptop dell inspiron core i5 from win8 to win8.1 nd now my laptop became slow nd even gmes which i download from store started hanging so all of this is because of virus? i think that there is virus in laptop plz suggest me that which anti-virus should i use?

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  • my os is win8.1 64bit…I am not able to update my windows defender…so i thought i would install an antivirus software..could you suggest me the best one….?

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    • smadav for USB

      AVAST (or) mcafee for system virus production..

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    • Go for kaspersky internet security if ua internet blogger.. otherwise go for quickheal premium version both.. i av been using em for ages witot any problem

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  • Dont use Avast!!!!, I de-installed it last night on our tosh satalite running 8.1. It was stopping the laptop from restarting and shutting down and I had to puch the power button everytime to shut it down. I am liberated again, will try another one but not decided which yet – probably Avira.

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    • Interesting, I had the same problem with my satellite 8.1. How did you find out that it was AVAST and not some other update? I finally overcame it by simply pushing the Power/Shut down button as it restarted and yet again going into my Power button settings and choosing ‘shut down” apply, before shutting down one more time. I have no problem with shutting down now.

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    • Try. Avast complete protection but I had to get my dad to do it.

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  • i want a best free antivirus for hp 8.1

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  • si,r my laptop is of lenova with window 8.1 pro , 64-bit , which anti virus should i preferred and best for my laptop to secure it from viruses, reply me soon

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  • My google browser opening very slow so suggest me what to do???
    I m using toshiba satellite i3 core with 4 gb ram win 8.1

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  • Hi Srinu
    some day before I bought a windows 8.1 phone
    Microsoft Lumia 535
    pls suggest me which Anti virus is best for my windows phone
    becz most Anti virus is not available for windows phone
    Thanx

    Shrikishore Shahi
    News Editor
    Dophar ka saamana
    Mumbai

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  • What is the best antivirus for me… Im quite nervouse to choose.
    Below are my laptop specs-
    Windows 8
    Nvidia Geforce 720M
    1.6Ghz
    4gb ram
    500gb

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  • I’ve Windows Defender inbuilt in my OS (8.1-64bit) does i need to put any other antivirusa

    in last os i found worm virus so please send replay

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  • McAfee is my favorite compared to others. Avast and AVG gave me nightmares. So McAfee did work for my software choices and security preference.

    Robin.

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  • Dear friends if you want free and best antivirus then go for AVG i am using it since 2010 its awesome..
    avast some times show hanging problem and delete important files , made system so heavy.. so go for it. Use 64 bit. 🙂
    it can detect Thojan, if already installed im system but cant if you installed later..

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  • How about Avira, I am using this because it pretty light to my systems, what do you think?

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  • Please tell me whether downloading the cracked file with key of an antivirus would give full protection or not, also is it best to purchase antivirus?

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  • Hi,
    Im using W-8.1 64 Bit lap top, i dont have much ideas about anti virus.
    as refer your site, download avast version for my laptop.. my laptop always
    connected with internet.. how can i secure my laptop??????

    advise me ………..

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  • Hey! Just Download 360 Total Security! It’s damn good, free internet security! [After installing, don’t forget to turn on “bitdefender & avira” scan engine]

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  • I cant download an antivirus? I have McAfee Live Safe; trial time has run out. .

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  • Hello, I would like to know which antivirus works the best on a HP laptop/Windows 8.1. Thank you.

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  • I am using windows 8 laptop. my laptop is very slow. Which one is best for my laptop?
    please ans me.

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  • Recommend me a good free antivirus. Mine is win 8.1 , 4gb ram I3 processor. What will u download if u were me. p.s. send some link to download it

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  • Looking for the best antivirus for my lenovo8.1, which should I go for? Please help.

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  • my laptop ( asus x550c ,os win 8.`1) is infected . is it necessary to install new os, or its possible fix it with an av. if yes which free av is recommended

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    • Khosro there is no need to reinstall OS. Just use McAfee or Avast Free/trail version and scan the full computer.

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