Most of the software being created today is distributed over the Internet and has trial versions. By downloading and installing such a limited version of the desired program, the user gets the opportunity for a certain period to test the convenience and efficiency of its use, and then decide whether to purchase the full version of the application. Almost all antivirus programs have trial versions with various limitations.
Choose the antivirus that works best for you with a trial version. The antivirus program itself, without taking into account the features of the trial version, can be selected according to comparative tests of the effectiveness of applications from different manufacturers published on the Internet. Options that are not directly related to the ability to detect malware, but are also important when using such programs, should also be considered when choosing. On any forum that has a section related to computer software, you will definitely find topics with reviews from antivirus users about the applications they use.
Having chosen the program according to its operating parameters and usability, please note that the trial version of the antivirus may have limitations that distinguish its real parameters from the full version. Some of the manufacturers in trial versions limit the functionality of the application, others make it impossible to use the program after a specified period, and still others limit only the period for updating the anti-virus databases. As a rule, information about the difference between the trial version and the full-fledged version is posted on the manufacturer's website.
Having decided on the choice, go to the program download section on the antivirus manufacturer's website. You won't have to search for it for a long time on Russian-language sites - for example, on the site of the popular antivirus Kaspersky, the link to this section is indicated in the menu with the expressive word "Download". On English-language resources, look for links in the menu that contain the word Download. On the download page, find a direct link to the trial version you want and click on it. Most often, the boot process does not start immediately, but has several intermediate steps in which you will be asked to make a choice (for example, choosing the type of operating system). In rare cases, the trial version of the anti-virus program itself or a link to download it is sent by mail. With this method of distribution, instead of a link on the manufacturer's website, you will find a form that should be filled out and sent to the server, after which either the company's manager will contact you at the email address specified in the form, or the robot will send a message with further instructions.