Fall 2010 free security suite roundup

Fall 2010 free security suite roundup

Seth Rosenblatt Seth Rosenblatt, Senior associate editor December 23, 2010

AVG Internet Security Free underwent a big update in 2010, as did Microsoft Security Essentials and Ad-Aware. Panda's Cloud Antivirus also saw some changes. Check out this chart to see how they compare.

Product Name Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + Microsoft Security Essentials
Date Added November 06, 2013 March 31, 2014 January 23, 2014 July 25, 2013
Editor's Rating
Average User Rating
Review Date July 20, 2012 September 03, 2013 October 08, 2013 December 22, 2010
Summary The bottom line: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free 2.0 gets impressive marks for its detection rates, making it a solid dark-horse candidate even though it ... Read more AVG's Anti-Virus and Internet Security line follows on the heel of last year's highly-ranked security suite by not merely incorporating some minor but ... Read more Ad-Aware has faced its ups and downs over the past few years, shimmying in and out of relevancy. Though last year's version was an ... Read more The bottom line: Microsoft Security Essentials 2 will protect you, and it will generally do it well. However, its impact on system performance could be ... Read more
License Free Free Free Free
Limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations No limitations
Downloads Last Week 30870 889661 67986 5324
Total Downloads 3689322 509280595 384573339 3469020
File Size 826.46K 4.26MB 1.65MB 10.58MB
Operating Systems Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows XP
Windows
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows XP
Windows
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows XP
Windows
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows XP
Windows
Windows Vista
Additional Requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements No additional requirements
Publisher Panda Security AVG Technologies USA Lavasoft Microsoft