Na rynku jest sporo darmowych programów antywirusowych. Każdy z nich ma za zadanie zabezpieczyć nasz komputer przed różnego rodzaju wirusami. Niestety nie wszystkie wywiązują się z tego zadania należycie. Wiele zależy oczywiście od indywidualnych preferencji, ale warto wiedzieć, spośród jakich rozwiązań antywirusowych wybierać, a jakich lepiej się wystrzegać. Postaramy się przybliżyć odpowiedzi na te pytania w niniejszym teście.
Without further ado: Our number one in this year’s edition of the review is Ashampoo Anti-Malware. The most effective scanning engine and great speed are amongst the obvious advantages of this anti-virus software. Of course memory management leaves a bit to be desired, but no solution is perfect. We also had no problem with deciding on the runner up – after looking at all the data gathered, the silver award went to avast! Free Antivirus. It did very well in tests, but ultimately had to give way to Ashampoo.
It was much harder to choose the last place on the podium, as four anti-viruses were fighting for it, but after a thorough analysis of all the advantages and disadvantages of each we decided on AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. It is highly effective and fast, though not problems free. Nevertheless, it has far less failings in comparison to the competitors.
Apart from the winners, it is worth to take a look at other software, that does not differ from the rest as much: PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition, Comodo AntiVirus and – what can be surprising for many – Microsoft Security Essentials. All are quite effective, although flawed in some way. PC Tools protects itself only, Comodo wastes resources, and thanks to MSE our computer may not even start. However, that comes from our experience. The data gathered is hopefully presented in such a way, that everyone should be able to draw their own conclusions and choose the anti-virus solution that suits them best.
To conclude with, please remember that tests of effectiveness are never 100% authoritative and not necessarily determine that any given program is the best of all. It is possible that in case of a different configuration of the test samples the results would be a bit different from those presented. Our review should be therefore perceived primarily as a helpful guide to finding anti-virus software for personal needs.
Detailed review for each application is provided in Polish language.