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

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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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

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