Download Antivirus - Best Software & Apps

  • IObit Malware Fighter

    6.2.0.4770

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free anti-malware & antivirus specialized in ransomware

    8
    785 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
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2402 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
  • Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    A free antivirus that will protect your phone from malware and theft

    8
    974 votes
    • PROS: Rich in features, Effective antivirus, Low consumption of resources, Looks good, Great filtering options for calls and SMS
    • CONS: Root access needed for the firewall, Complex setup for anti-theft
  • AVG AntiVirus Free

    18.5.3931.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Computer protection made easy

    8
    20734 votes
    • PROS: Ideal for inexpert users, Simple to navigate, Great level of protection
    • CONS: No webcam protection, Payments protection not included for free
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    8
    3360 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
  • Windows Defender

    1593

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Spyware protection for free

    7
    2677 votes
    • 360 Total Security

      7.6.0.1031

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multiple engine antivirus protection

      8
      3215 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
    • Norton Antivirus

      21.3.0.12

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Destroy malware and protect your PC with the new Norton

      7
      6881 votes
      • PROS: Usable, modern interface , Powerful scan engine, Proactive SONAR technology , Scans your Facebook wall, Monitors system performance
      • CONS: Installation phase a bit long
    • McAfee AntiVirus Plus

      2017

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Premium Antivirus Protection from the World Leader

      7
      1197 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 Anti-Virus

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The ultimate protection against viruses

      8
      9166 votes
      • PROS: Clear and user-friendly interface, Very powerful engine, Recovery features (rollback), Highly configurable, Improved performance
      • CONS: Long Installation, Memory consumption could be improved, Not many essential new features
    • Smadav Antivirus 2016

      11.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free And Paid Virus Checker From Indonesia

      8
      49 votes
      • PROS: It is a second-layer antivirus that has a very low system impact, Handy for programmers who wish to tinker with and add to their virus protection, Allows you to un-hide files on a USB Flashdisk
      • CONS: The paid version doesn't add enough functions to be worth the money, A small program that adds only moderate protection
    • CM Security Antivirus AppLock

      CM (Cleanmaster) Security FREE Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A beautiful, useful, and powerful antivirus

      7
      176 votes
      • PROS: Quick Analysis, Real-time protection, Call-blocking filter, Integrates with Clean Master, Easy to use and excellent design
      • CONS: Doesn't include a firewall, No anti-theft features
    • ESET NOD32 Antivirus

      11.2.49.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A fast, high-performance antivirus

      8
      12378 votes
      • PROS: Great interface, Easy on system resources, Scans incoming emails, Import and export settings, Very effective
      • CONS: Lacks additional functions
    • Microsoft Security Essentials

      for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

      8
      5098 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
    • Kaspersky Internet Security

      19.0.0.1088

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Kaspersky Internet Security

      8
      2669 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
    • Baidu Antivirus

      5.4.3.131778

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Baidu Antivirus

      8
      1176 votes
      • PROS: Good interface , Fast scanning times, Detailed feedback menu
      • CONS: Real-time protection isn't clearly explained, No audio or pop-up notifications
    • Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro

      16

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Useful Software for Security Seekers

      7
      124 votes
      • PROS: Includes a simple firewall, Scans files quickly
      • CONS: Windows 2000 or later required, Detection rates are average at best
    • Antivirus Booster & Cleaner

      1.9.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Powerful and lightweight app that protects and speeds up your Android device

      7
      24 votes
      • Panda Free Antivirus

        18.06.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A light antivirus app based on cloud computing

        8
        3513 votes
        • PROS: Much lighter than traditional antivirus apps, Easy to install and use, No nagging messages, No need to worry about updates, Behavioral analysis and block
        • CONS: No automatic scans, No extra filters for web browsing or email, Lacks advanced features
      • Avast Premier Antivirus 2015

        17.6.3625

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        One of the best antiviruses for Windows

        8
        658 votes
        • PROS: Versatile antivirus, Accessible and user friendly interface, Protects your router's settings to avoid identity theft, Excellent detection of threats, The new Smart Scan feature
        • CONS: High memory consumption, Some of the elements are available for free already
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