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

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

Windows 7 & Windows Vista

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

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

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