Download Anti Spyware - Best Software & Apps

  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2310 votes
    • PROS: Easy to install and use, Automatic updates, Several scan types, Light and unobtrusive
    • CONS: Doesn't disinfect files, Too basic for expert users, No firewall
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3324 votes
    • PROS: Small installer and fast setup, Scans throughly and quickly, Removes any infected file or malware, Blocks dangerous websites, Nice, easy-to-use interface design, Free
    • CONS: Doesn't offer realtime protection in free version, Scan priority not customizable
  • Norton Antivirus

    2014 21.1.0.18

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Destroy malware and protect your PC with the new Norton

    7
    6858 votes
    • PROS: Usable, modern interface , Powerful scan engine, Proactive SONAR technology , Scans your Facebook wall, Monitors system performance
    • CONS: Installation phase a bit long
  • Windows Defender

    1593

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spyware protection for free

    7
    2622 votes
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3169 votes
      • PROS: Free and complete, Good interface, Uninstrusive
      • CONS: Turning on all antivirus engines uses a lot of RAM, Clean and Speed Up tools must be used with care
    • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

      2017

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

      7
      1177 votes
      • PROS: Includes firewall, web and email protection, and more, Good AV database, Download on all your devices, Extra tools: file shredder and defragmenter
      • CONS: History of sub-par performance, Expensive
    • Kaspersky Internet Security

      18.0.0.405

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Kaspersky Internet Security

      8
      2665 votes
      • PROS: Streamlined and usable interface, Very powerful engine, Wi-Fi security , Extremely configurable , Many additional tools
      • CONS: Long installation process, Resource consumption could be improved
    • SpyBot Search & Destroy

      2.4.40

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Symbian
      Windows Mobile
      Pocket PC

      Detect and remove different kinds of spyware from your computer

      8
      6406 votes
      • PROS: Lots of options, Powerful search, Regular Updates
      • CONS: Updating can be slow, Indiscriminate about files it removes
    • IObit Malware Fighter

      6.0.2.4590

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free anti-malware & antivirus specialized in ransomware

      8
      736 votes
      • PROS: Triple protections against ransomware, Very efficient against cryptocurrency-mining malware, Very quick scanning and customized analysis, User friendly interface
      • CONS: Difficult to uninstall all your files
    • Panda Antivirus Pro

      2016

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Panda Antivirus Pro 2015

      8
      2867 votes
      • PROS: Lightweight and unobtrusive, Efficient detection of viruses, Also protects against spyware, trojans and other threats, Full security suite
      • CONS: Limited trial, Not the most effective antivirus solution
    • ComboFix

      15.7.16.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An effective tool to remove all viruses and malware

      7
      882 votes
      • PROS: Automatically remove malware, No installation required, Gives a log of actions performed
      • CONS: Does not check before removing files , There is no real interface
    • Norton Internet Security

      22.9

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An online security protection suite from Symantec

      7
      3879 votes
      • PROS: Complete suite , Usable and easy to configure , Powerful scan engine , Includes a startup manager, Protects personal data, passwords and credit cards
      • CONS: Installation a bit long , Some advanced features are hidden
    • SuperAntiSpyware

      6.0.1200

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Keep your PC safe and free from spyware

      8
      1362 votes
      • PROS: Very thorough scanning, Repairs broken internet connections due to spyware, Resets system and browser-settings to secure values, Small installer and fast setup
      • CONS: Free version doesn't provide realtime protection, Scan priority not customizable, No customizable actions on detection, AntiSPYWARE only
    • eScan Internet Security Suite

      eScan Internet Security Suite 11.0.1139.1150_

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Privacy protection for your PC

      7
      56 votes
      • PROS: Tons of features, Simple interface, Colorful, crisp graphics buttons
      • CONS: Can be problematic in set up, Resource heavy, Crashes and freezes often
    • AdwCleaner

      7.0.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Quickly search and delete adware for free

      9
      16 votes
      • PROS: Extremely quick scanning, Detailed text file of scan results, No installation required, Effective in finding unwanted files, It's free, Get rid of those bleeping unwanted programs
      • CONS: Requires a reboot after cleaning, Not available on Mac or Android
    • AVG Internet Security - Unlimited

      17.1.3007

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Quick and efficient defense against viruses, spyware and rootkits

      8
      1505 votes
      • PROS: Light and powerful, Checks links on social networking sites, A wide range of useful features, Neat design
      • CONS: Long Installation, Few important new features
    • ESET Smart Security

      2017

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Full spectrum home computing security

      8
      1367 votes
      • PROS: Anti virus, anti phishing, anti malware, anti spam and mobile security all in one, Cover all your devices for one low price
      • CONS: Not free software
    • ThreatFire

      4.5.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Monitor your PC for suspicious activity

      8
      297 votes
      • PROS: Protects your PC before Spyware reaches it, Enables you to schedule scans
      • CONS: No progress bar during scanning, Can interpret normal use as "threatening"
    • Anvi Smart Defender

      1.9.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      8
      115 votes
      • Advanced System Optimizer

        3.1.648.8773

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Clean, optimize and personalize your PC

        7
        240 votes
        • PROS: Packed with tools, Allows you to customize the look of Windows, Optimizes your PC on a number of different levels, Targets and lists problem files
        • CONS: Tweaking and optimizing take a while to complete, Can slow down PC while running in background
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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      37.6.0.103131697.816408961817603Windows
      42014 21.1.0.1868587.225780110819496Windows
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