Consumer antivirus software providers for Windows

If you’re running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8, you’ve already got Windows Defender built in, helping to protect you against viruses, spyware, and other malware.

Malware consists of viruses, spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Windows Defender is free and is included in Windows, always on and always working to protect your PC against malware. If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, you may use Microsoft Security Essentials  to help protect your personal or small business PC against malware.

Hackers and scammers sometimes use fake antimalware software to trick you into installing viruses or malware on your computer. Should you wish to explore alternatives to the already installed or available Microsoft antimalware software on your Windows PC, the reputable security companies listed below provide consumer security software that is compatible with Windows. Just click the company name to see the Windows-compatible product they offer. For business security software that is compatible with Windows, please contact your security vendor of choice.

Many companies, including those listed on this page, distribute anti malware software. You should carefully investigate the source of anti malware and other products before downloading and installing them. For more information, see Protect your PC.

Important: Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials will turn themselves off if you install another anti malware program to protect your PC. Before you install anti malware software, check to make sure you don't already have an anti malware product on your computer. If you do, be sure to remove the product you don't want before you install the new one. It can cause problems on your computer to have two different anti malware products installed and running at the same time.


Windows 10 & Windows 8/8.1

Spamfighter
Panda Security
MYSecurityCenter
Huorong Security
Chili Security
Trend Micro
Intel Security
SecurityCoverage
Sophos
Fortinet
Webroot
G DATA Software AG
Norton by Symantec
Rising Information Technology Co.,Ltd.
AVG Technologies
360 Total Security
Antiy Labs
Total Defense
Bitdefender
K7 Computing
ThreatTrack Security
Emsisoft
NANO Antivirus
Avtomic
Agnitum
Kaspersky Lab AO
IKARUS Security
Cheetah Mobile
ZoneAlarm by Check Point
Ad-Aware
PC Matic
BullGuard
QuickHeal
PCKeeper
Comodo
Safer Networking
F-Secure
Avast Free Antivirus
Cylance
AhnLab
CharityAntivirus

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

Panda Security
Emsisoft
AVG Technologies
Norton by Symantec
Kaspersky Lab AO
Bitdefender
CharityAntivirus
Avast Free Antivirus
BullGuard
Cheetah Mobile
Spamfighter
Comodo
SecurityCoverage
Intel Security
Webroot
ThreatTrack Security
TrustPort, a.s.
Microsoft Security Essentials
PCKeeper
K7 Computing
Trend Micro
SGA Co., Ltd.
AhnLab
Tencent PC Manager
Prevention
360 Total Security
QuickHeal
PC Matic
Huorong Security
F-Secure
Ad-Aware
G DATA Software AG
Chili Security
Dr.Web
MYSecurityCenter

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Article ID: 18900 - Last Review: 9 Sep 2016 - Revision: 13

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