Best Antivirus Options For The Year 2011

Almost everyone uses the Internet today.  Since using the Internet involves using computers, there has been an increase in virus attacks.  It is common knowledge that to counter these attacks, antivirus solutions are made available.  However as these viruses continue to evolve, antivirus solutions also need to stay abreast of these latest developments.

Since these changes are reflected in the antivirus software that is released every year with its latest additions and updates, here is a list of the best antivirus software that you can try for your PC for the year 2011:

#1: Avast

Not only does this software protect your PC from viruses but also spyware and rootkit problems. Another advantage of using this software is the fact that it does not require a lot of memory. Also, almost all the reviews of this software have been positive, to say the least.

#2: Microsoft Security Essentials

Considered to be one of the best software available in the market today, it was released only two years ago.  It has all the capabilities to do all the things that antivirus software could do; and it also functions on older systems as well.

#3: Avira Free

This antivirus software has been considered one of the top five best free software available over the Internet.  It is compared to Microsoft Security Essentials in terms of functionality and effectiveness.