Download Malware Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Detect and eliminate malware for free

    7
    202 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • avast! Endpoint Protection

        8

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        7
        8 votes
        • STOPzilla AntiVirus

          6.1.90.2

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Exceptional security protection; stops viruses & malware fast

          7
          61 votes
          • Zemana AntiMalware

            2.72.0.176

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Effective Anti-Malware Software for Personal Computers

            7
            5 votes
            • PROS: One of the fastest anti-malware kits currently on the market, The ability to protect against zero-day malware infections
            • CONS: A payment is required to access the most powerful features and tools, No technical support is provided with the free version
          • 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
          • 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
          • Avira Free Security Suite

            2017

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A free antivirus and malware protection program

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            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
            • 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
              • 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
              • STOPzilla AVM

                6.1.32.0

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Stop spyware and malware in real time

                7
                20 votes
                • PROS: Easy to configure, Powerful popup blocker, Provides real time protection
                • CONS: Interface needs an update, Full system scans take a long time
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
              #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
              1Android 5.4.2767.7Android
              220172786.9Windows
              33.312026.8Windows, Android, Mac
              4(XP, Vista) 834276.7Windows
              52.10.51096.4Mac