There are lots of free antivirus software programs available out there. Choosing the best free antivirus software, however, is not always easy. Which free antivirus program is the best?
I noticed things were going a bit strange with my computer starting a couple of months ago. At first, I would just get a seemingly innocuous error message when shutting down my computer, but it would eventually shut down and all else was okay. I chalked it up as a minor inconvenience and did not want to go to the trouble of re-imaging my computer.
Most recently, however, things went from being a minor inconvenience to a wholesale pain in the neck. My system would crash almost incessantly. Oftentimes right in the middle of writing a great blog post like this one or when watching a show that I was really enjoying. I had been using Avast Antivirus up to that point and had it set up to receive regular virus updates and to do a full system scan each night, as well as activating real-time scanning. The problem was that Avast was crashing all of the time about two-thirds through its scan.
Avast Free Antivirus
Well, the antivirus software business has to be a tough one. These companies make their bread and butter on their reliability at sniffing out and isolating things that are continuously mutating and trying to attack your computer. I had used Avast Free Antivirus for a couple of years and I thought that it did a really good job up until the past couple of months. Something got past their most noble of programming efforts and this something made their software unusable (as I mentioned my system would consistently crash about two-thirds through a full system scan). As fair as our relationshpi had been, I simply had to cut ties with Avast.