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

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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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

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