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

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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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

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