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 Free Antivirus AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + Microsoft Security Essentials
Date Added August 13, 2015 August 05, 2015 June 26, 2015 July 25, 2013
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Review Date November 05, 2014 December 08, 2014 December 22, 2010
Summary No review available AVG AntiVirus comes in three models: Free, Pro, and Internet Security. AntiVirus Free includes AVG's antivirus engine, Link Protection, and File Shredder. Pro adds ... Read more Lavasoft's Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ combines Bitdefender's advanced scanning technology with antispyware to provide you with top-of-the-line antivirus protection without system slowdowns.Pros Employs ... 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 98507 339377 62396 1261
Total Downloads 7861505 554371444 390769361 3596384
File Size 2.02MB 4.86MB 1.92MB 10.58MB
Operating Systems Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
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