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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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

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