Download Malware Protection - Best Software & Apps

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    3.1.2.1733

    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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • STOPzilla AntiVirus

        6.1.90.2

        License
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        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
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
          • STOPzilla AVM

            6.1.32.0

            License
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            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
          • 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
            • CoGen Personal Firewall

              2007

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Protect your computer from Trojans, spyware and malware

              8
              1 vote
              • PROS:Easy to configure, Offers very tight protection, Trusted Zones feature
              • CONS:Pop-ups can get annoying
            • IObit Security 360

              Pro 1.41

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Protect your PC from spyware and malware

              4
              18 votes
              • PROS:Real time, effective protection, Tool for browser cleaning, Privacy cleaner, Automatic threat updates, File unlocker,
              • CONS:Some threats aren't explained well
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            1Android 5.4.2767.7Android
            220172786.9Windows
            33.1.2.17332006.8Windows, Android, Mac
            4(XP, Vista) 834276.7Windows
            52.10.51096.4Mac