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

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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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

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