Security Software

ResNet has developed this list of software to help you choose a reliable free antivirus suite for your Windows or OS X computer. These options have been handpicked by our staff based on reliability, usability, and security. Should you need help choosing an option, or would like us to install it for you please feel free to contact us.

Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Security Essentials 
    • Security software provided directly from Microsoft. It is integrated into your operating system. You can install it and forget, it runs scans and updates on its own. The only time you'll know it is on there is after it finds a problem. This is recommended for all Windows Computers that meet the minimum system requirements.
    Panda Cloud AntiVirus
    • Panda Cloud AntiVirus offers protection that uses cloud-based computing. It has a minimal presence on your computer, and won't hog system resources. If you are worried about your computer running slower, this option may be for you. Panda Cloud Antivirus requires a near-constant connection to the internet to function correctly. For more information see this Video from Panda Security.
    Avast! Free Antivirus
    • Avast! is a popular free antivirus software. With over 100,000,000 registered users Avast! has a trusted reputation for virus and spyware removal. There are paid versions that offer more features however the free version offers a great set of protection technologies. Check the minimum system requirements.
    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0
    • AVG Anti-Virus offers a great suite of protection software. In addition to the standard suite of software it contains LinkScanner technology to help insure the websites you visit are safe. It is easy to install and maintain and totally free. Check the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
    Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus
    • Avira AntiVir Personal Free Antivirus is a simple all in one solution to personal antivirus. The Personal Free version offers AntiPhishing, AntiSpyware, and AntiRootkit protection. It is one of the most complete suites available for free. Check the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
    ThreatFire Zero-day Malware Protection
    • ThreatFire Zero-day Malware Protection is a new type of Malware protection. It is able to block installation of malware by identifying bad behavior. It is able to stop an infection before it happens saving you time and energy. This is top rated security software according to both PC Magazine, and Read the System Requirements for more information.

Mac OS X

    iAntiVirus for Mac OSX
  • iAntiVirus for Mac OSX provides basic free protection for you Intel based Mac. The free edition provides standard Virus, Spyware, Adware, and Real-Time protection. See the FAQ for more information.
  • ClamXav
  • ClamXav is a powerful virus checker built on the ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a backend. It has been developed specificly for use in a OS X enviroment. See the Software's Introduction for more information.

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