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

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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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Article ID: 18900 - Last Review: 09-Sep-2016 - Revision: 13

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