The Best Free Antivirus Protection in 2021

Sometimes, we list the best free antivirus software packages available on the web. Instead, we've decided to list the exact software we use on a regular basis. By default, we install these antivirus and anti-malware software packages on all laptops. We have but one important rule, you should never have to pay for antivirus.

Avast Free AntiVirus

In our professional opinion, Avast is the best free Anti Virus software package available. We've tried Avg, Bullguard, and others, but they all consume far too much CPU. The best thing about Avast is that it has a function that allows you to operate in quiet mode. The software uses hardly any CPU and resources, and the interface is user-friendly. You have to renew the free license every year, but this takes less than 3 minutes. The installation is super fast, and it uses a very small amount of resources on start-up.

By default, we install Avast on every laptop we work on, we leave it running in quiet mode so it doesn't disturb you when working. In addition, Avast has a nice little browser extension that runs in Chrome, we like the green tick that indicates your website is secure. If you have the pleasure of working with us, you'll find that we install Avast on any laptop we work on by default.


Malwarebytes is a free piece of anti-malware software and has been voted "Absolutely the BEST Anti-Malware, Anti-Ransomware program!". it protects you from malware, ransomware, malicious websites, and other dangers lurking on your PC or laptop. The software itself is user-friendly, extensive, and has a unique range of features that allows you to inspect every element of your laptop. The software can remove worms, rogues, dialers, and other malicious threats from entering your PC. It is an essential piece of software for anyone working on a PC or laptop.

This, combined with Avast, gives you complete 100% protection from viruses and malware. Using a combination of the two protects your from viruses and malware, you should definitely consider doubling up with these two powerhouses!

Laptop Repair Base Preston is a computer repair shop based in Preston, Lancashire, we specialise in all manner of computer and laptop repairs. Our technician is certified in the network and computer security. We cater to a wide variety of customers in our area, and, unlike traditional computer shops, our advice is based on the most cost-effective solution to problems. We will never overcharge for our services.

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