As computers become more and more integrated in to our lives, we end up leaving many sensitive data on our computer-from passwords, official email id, bank account to personal notes, business plans and other confidential information. So, good security software is a must for everyone. Here is a list of 11 free anti-virus software and its common features which you can select (home users) for your online security. All are listed in alphabetical order

1. Avast Antivirus– Avast is one of the best free anti-virus software available that provides a complete protection against security threats. This full-featured antivirus package has the following feature: Built in Anti-spyware, Anti-Rootkit, Web shield, Strong self protection, P2P and IM shield, Anti-Virus kernel, resident protection, Network shield, Automatic update, System integration, Windows 64 bit support, Integrated Virus Cleaner. It can be downloaded from

2. AVG Antivirus – AVG anti-virus free edition provides basic antivirus and anti-spyware protection for Windows. Following features included in the free edition: Anti-virus , anti-spyware and Safe surf feature. It can be downloaded from

3. Avira AntiVir Personal – Avira is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus program, designed to reliable free of charge virus protection to home-users. Features included are: Protection from virus worms and Trojans, Anti-rootkit, Anti-fishing, Anti dialers. It can be downloaded from

4. BitDefender – Free Edition uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engines found in Pro version of BitDefender , allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all. Features includes: On demand Virus Scanner and Remover and Scheduled scanning. It can be downloaded from–BitDefender-Free-Edition.html

5. Blink Personal – An all-in one security suite with antivirus limited for one year. Blink personal Security suite features – Antivirus and Anti spyware, Anti root kit, Built-in Firewall protection and Identity protection. It can be downloaded from

6. Calmwin antivirus–An open source, free Antivirus program for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista. Features include – high detection rates for viruses and spyware; automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database, Standalone virus scanner. It does not include an on-access real-time scanner. It can be downloaded from

7. Comodo Antivirus – has all the functionality of a paid AV without the price – Features includes- Detects and remove viruses from computers and networks. On Access Scanning conducts a real-time, scheduled virus scan. Host Intrusion Detection allows you to Intercept viruses, spyware, and other malware before they infect your computer.Get updates of the latest virus definitions everyday so you can stay protected against the latest threats. It can be downloaded from

8. Moon Secure Antivirus – Aims to be the best Free Antivirus for Windows under GPL license. It offers multiple scan engines, Net shield, Firewall, On access, on Exec scanner and rootkits preventions plus features from Commercial Antivirus applications. It can be downloaded from

9. PCTools Antivirus- with PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition you are protected against the most nefarious cyber-threats attempting to gain access to your PC and personal information. It protects you fromVirus, worm, Trojan and has Smart Updates, IntelliGuard Protection, file guard and email guard. It can be downloaded from

10. Rising Antivirus – Rising Antivirus Free Edition is a solution with no cost to personal users for the life of the product while still provides the same level of detection and protection capability as RISING Antivirus . It protects your computers against all types of viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits and other malicious programs. Ease of use and Smartupdate technology make it an “install and forget” product and entitles you to focus on your own jobs with your computer. It can be downloaded from

11. Threatfire Lite – Provides Comprehensive protection against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers & buffer overflows. And have Real-time behavior-based malware detection, malware quarantine & removal, etc. It can be downloaded from