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

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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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

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