Download Malware Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware

    7
    200 votes
    • PROS: Small installer and fast setup, Scans throughly and quickly, Removes any infected file, Blocks dangerous websites, Nice, easy-to-use interface design
    • CONS: Doesn't offer realtime protection in free version, Scan priority not customizable
  • TotalAV Essential Antivirus

    1.24.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Voted Best Antivirus 2017. Free protection against Viruses, Malware, Spyware & Adware

    7
    2 votes
    • McAfee Total Protection

      2017

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A virus and malware checker and remover for multiple devices

      7
      278 votes
      • PROS: The virus and malware database is kept up to date by the developers, It has a file shredder for full and permanent erasures, There is a money-back guarantee if the software cannot remove your virus, The Firewall is a strong and modern one
      • CONS: Many of the tools can be found with other paid virus and malware checkers Virus Protection Pledge (VPP) only applies to auto-renewal customers
    • HitmanPro.Alert

      3.5.3

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Hitman Pro: Elite Virus Protection on Demand

      8
      25 votes
      • PROS: Unparalleled Protection From Viruses and Malware, Risk Reduction Processes that Protect Your Data, Simple, Clean and Functional UI
      • CONS: Yearly Fee Might be a Little High for Some Users
    • Internet Explorer 8

      (XP, Vista) 8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Microsoft gets back on track with a promising web browser

      7
      3427 votes
      • PROS: Standard compliant, Interesting new features: Accelerators, Web Clips, New InPrivate browsing, Protection against online scams and malware
      • CONS: Accelerators are tied to Microsoft's online services, Privacy issues in Suggested sites
    • AMC Security

      Android 5.4.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Tune-up your Android device and keep it safe from malicious files

      8
      76 votes
      • PROS: Handy battery notification, Real time virus/malware protection, Performs routine maintenance, Secure vault for your private files, Well designed and easy to use, SMS/Call blocking tool
      • CONS: No root features, Deep scanning can be very slow
    • Spotflux

      2.10.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Browse privately, protected and ad free

      6
      109 votes
      • PROS: Set it and forget it!, Small footprint, Ability to add a proxy, Malware and virus protection
      • CONS: Doesn't come with preconfigured proxies
    • Bot Revolt Anti-Malware Protection

      1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Bot Revolt shows you and monitors all of your Internet connections in real-time. Bot Revolt is an extra layer of security.

      5
      3 votes
      • Malware Defender

        2.4.4

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Very light spyware protection pack

        7
        37 votes
        • PROS: Takes you through setup process set by step, Very low on resources
        • CONS: Still doesn't block certain keyloggers
      • STOPzilla AntiVirus

        6.1.90.2

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Exceptional security protection; stops viruses & malware fast

        7
        61 votes
        • Panda Cloud Cleaner

          1.0.24

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A cloud-based malware detector

          8
          23 votes
          • PROS: Simple to use, Lightweight app, Good, additional malware protection
          • CONS: No advanced options
        • Online Armor Free

          4.5.1.431

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Control the execution of Malware programs

          7
          36 votes
          • PROS: Free to use, Includes a comprehensive suite of protection tools,
          • CONS: Sometimes does not pickup certain types of malware
        • Avira Free Security Suite

          2017

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free antivirus and malware protection program

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: You get 500mb per month of free VPN service, Clean and tune your computer for free, It scans unknown files in real time
          • CONS: You do not get a deep clean or an accelerated boot time, It doesn’t secure your banking or shopping unless you pay for it
        • Mobile Security & Protection

          1.0.6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Secure your phone against online threats & malware with WOT Mobile Security App!

          10
          1 vote
          • CryptoPrevent

            8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Fast and Effective Malware Prevention Tool for Computers

            4
            10 votes
            • PROS: Excellent protection from the latest malware threats, The ability to detect lesser-known viruses
            • CONS: Accessing more advanced features will require a paid subscription, Customer support and product updates are not included within payment plans
          • System Shield AntiVirus and AntiSpyware

            4.2.2

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Shield your PC from viruses and malware

            8
            13 votes
            • PROS: Schedule scans, Email protection
            • CONS: Scans can be slow, No interesting/special features
          • Avira Family Protection Suite

            14.0.1.759

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Efficient, powerful and free antivirus software with parental controls

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: Fast scans, High rate of malware detection, Very configurable parental controls, Low resource consumption, Cloud protection
            • CONS: Design outdated, Doesn't have its own firewall
          • Ad-Aware Web Companion

            1.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Web Companion complements your antivirus and browser's protection against the latest and freshest malware and attacks.

            8
            1 vote
            • OMG Total Antivirus

              1

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Complete Antivirus for protection against spyware, malware, adware, and viruses with real time active detection.

              7
              15 votes
              • avast! Endpoint Protection

                8

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Give your endpoints centrally managed real-time protection against malware.

                7
                8 votes
                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                1Android 5.4.2767.7Android
                220172786.9Windows
                33.312006.8Windows, Android, Mac
                4(XP, Vista) 834276.7Windows
                52.10.51096.4Mac