Download Security Scan - Best Software & Apps

  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    4.10.209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    1211 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
  • Norton Antivirus

    2014 21.1.0.18

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    Platform
    Windows

    Destroy malware and protect your PC with the new Norton

    7
    2728 votes
    • PROS: Usable, modern interface , Powerful scan engine, Proactive SONAR technology , Scans your Facebook wall, Monitors system performance
    • CONS: Installation phase a bit long
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    1333 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
  • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

    2011 2010

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    Platform
    Windows

    Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

    7
    2683 votes
    • PROS: Generate reports on everything, Command line options, Real-time protection, Various scan options
    • CONS: Convoluted installation process, Requires other security products to be uninstalled
  • Avast Premier Antivirus 2015

    17.6.3625

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best antiviruses for Windows

    8
    323 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
  • Norton Internet Security

    2009

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    An online security protection suite from Symantec

    6
    907 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
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    for Windows Vista/7 (32-Bit) 4.8.0204.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    192 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
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite

    2011

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Stripped-down but extremely efficient internet security

    7
    118 votes
    • PROS: Very clear interface, File shredder, Good parental controls, Network monitoring, URL tools, Installation scan
    • CONS: Long installation process, Interface takes time to get used to, Windows cannot be resized
  • AdwCleaner

    7.0.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quickly search and delete adware for free

    7
    1 vote
    • 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
  • Dr.Web CureIt!

    11.0.3.05270

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Portable, discreet virus detection

    8
    21 votes
    • PROS: Excellent selection of language options, No installation needed, Automatically creates change logs, Easy to use, Customizable scan priority
    • CONS: No signature-updates, No shell integration
  • Norton Security Premium

    22.9

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    An online security protection suite from Symantec

    7
    307 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
  • WiFi Hotspot Scanner

    3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    FREE software to instantly scan and discover Wireless Hotspot devices around you.

    4
    3 votes
    • Norton Power Eraser

      2.0.0.52

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free, standalone malware removal tool

      5
      38 votes
      • PROS: Integrated with File Insight, Normal or agressive scan, No installation needed
      • CONS: More aggresive than a normal anti-virus
    • Norman Malware Cleaner

      2010.12.02

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Clean your infected system

      7
      12 votes
      • PROS: Intuitive and easy to use, Good display of scanning processes, Produces scan log ,
      • CONS: Doesn't have many configuration options, Cannot schedule, Slightly buggy
    • Norton Security Scan

      2.6.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free antivirus, protection against Trojans, spyware and adware

      6
      79 votes
      • Avast Internet Security 2015

        17.6.3625

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        One of the best antiviruses for Windows

        7
        741 votes
        • PROS: Versatile antivirus, Accessible and user friendly interface, Several tools and settings, Excellent detection of threats, The new Smart Scan feature
        • CONS: High memory consumption
      • ESET Online Scanner

        1.0.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Scan Your Browsers And Temp Files For Malware

        7
        66 votes
        • PROS: Scans and detects cookies on your system, It can run on any mainstream browser, Able to identify and remove malware,
        • CONS: It gives false positives to get you to buy, The free download only applies for 30 days, Better suited for businesses rather than personal use,
      • NetQin Security

        8.0.06.00

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Excellent mobile security app for Android

        6
        21 votes
        • PROS: Realtime protection, Lots of lost phone protection, Contact backup options, Optiminizing tool very useful, Different scan options, URL scanner
        • CONS: Cannot move to SD card, Hard to assess effectiveness of antivirus engine
      • MWAV Toolkit Utility

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Scan and clean your system from all sorts of threats

        7
        35 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, No installation required, Quick, complete system scans
        • CONS: No real time protection, Shouldn't be used as your only security app
      • Kaspersky Security Scan

        16.0.0.1344

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Virus alert? Use Kaspersky for free malware indentification

        7
        241 votes
        • PROS: Very powerful engine, Useful for a second opinion , Suitable for all , Scans can be planned , It doesn't interfere with other antiviruses
        • CONS: No advanced feature , Poorly configured , No real-time protection , Identifies, but does not remove, the malware
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.013337.2Windows
      22011 201026837.2Windows
      32014 21.1.0.1827287.2Windows
      44.10.209.012117.1Windows
      520099076.3Windows