It’s essential to have up to date antivirus software on your computer, tablet or mobile. If you get infected with a destructive virus, it can mean considerable downtime and quite possibly the loss of important data, so you should always ensure you have antivirus software installed and that your virus definitions are up to date.
Thankfully, it’s not difficult to install antivirus software these days and it’s a relatively painless, almost invisible process to update virus definitions too.
These are our recommended free virus checkers – use one of these and your business devices and data should be safe from attack.
AVG Free is one of the best known free antivirus solutions and is available for PC and Mac as well as many other mobiles and tablets. It also blocks spyware and malware.
Another well-know solution is Avast Antivirus free. Again this includes malware protection and works on PC, Mac, Android and iOS.
Finally, Avira Free Antivirus again works on Mac, PC, iOS and Android and offers solid protection from viruses and malware.
Note: it’s vital to allow the software to regularly update virus definitions in order to stay protected against new attacks.