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  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft Security Essentials4.10.0209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    7
    2469 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
  • Panda VPN

    Panda VPN1.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Windows

    Boosted Protection and Connectivity

    9
    18 votes
    • PROS: Free VPN service, Booster proxy servers, Privacy Protection feature with anonymity, Fully automated
    • CONS: Not absolute encryption, May have difficulty connecting to servers, A handful of remote servers to choose, No additional functionalities like kill switch
  • Norton Security Deluxe

    Norton Security Deluxe22.8.0.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional and award-winning antivirus software application

    7
    6908 votes
    • PROS: The ability to protect up to five different devices., Can work in conjunction with disparate operating systems., Effective firewall coverage against emerging ransomware threats., Users have Customer Support at their disposal provided by Norton experts.
    • CONS: Better protection is available with Norton Security Premium (a small price difference)., Anti-phishing tests have produced substandard scores.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft Security Essentials4.10.0209.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    8
    5148 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
  • Virus Cleaner 2019 - Antivirus, Cleaner & Booster

    Virus Cleaner 2019 - Antivirus, Cleaner & Booster4.21.1.1851

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Antivirus and Security For Mobile Devices

    8
    6 votes
    • PROS: Powered by McAfee, File Scan with Deep Scan and Scheduled Virus Scan, CPU Cooler with temperature monitoring, App Lock and Notification Cleaner, WiFi Security and Safe Browsing
    • CONS: May not absolutely clear all unwanted files and viruses, Pop-ups may still appear, May interrupt other apps
  • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

    Quick Heal Anti-Virus2011 2010

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

    7
    1838 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 Ultimate

    Avast Ultimate

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Avast Ultimate - Ultimate security for ultimate peace of mind!

    8
    43 votes
    • PROS: Interactive user interface, Multiple scan options, Quick system scans, Low resource usage
    • CONS: Notifications can be annoying at times, Can block harmless applications from running, Slows your system down, although not by much, Difficult to disable when you need to do so
  • Norton Internet Security

    Norton Internet Security22.9

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    An online security protection suite from Symantec

    7
    3882 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
  • Norton Security Premium

    Norton Security Premium22.17.0.183

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An online security protection suite from Symantec

    7
    2160 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

    Microsoft Security Essentialsfor Windows Vista/7 (32-Bit) 4.8.0204.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    8
    573 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
  • TotalAV Essential Antivirus

    TotalAV Essential Antivirus1.24.22

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Slow but steady antivirus

    6
    38 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Colorful design, Scan is functional, Has a lot of features
    • CONS: Install takes a while, Additional downloads required, Only virus scan available in free version, Interface response is slow
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite

    McAfee Internet Security Suite2011

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stripped-down but extremely efficient internet security

    6
    380 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
  • Norton Power Eraser

    Norton Power Eraser2.0.0.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, standalone malware removal tool

    7
    161 votes
    • PROS: Integrated with File Insight, Normal or agressive scan, No installation needed
    • CONS: More aggresive than a normal anti-virus
  • Avast Premier Antivirus

    Avast Premier Antivirus19.3.4241.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best antiviruses for Windows

    8
    663 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
  • WiFi Hotspot Scanner

    WiFi Hotspot Scanner3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    6
    12 votes
    • Hidden File Finder

      Hidden File Finder4.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Managing Hidden Files

      6
      119 votes
      • PROS: Scan and discover every hidden file, Detects EXE, DLL, COM and other hidden executable files, Gives color coding for types of hidden files, Provides an intuitive interface
      • CONS: Cannot absolutely find all hidden files, May not detect all hidden executable files, Cannot create hidden files, Can be further improved
    • Dr.Web CureIt!

      Dr.Web CureIt!12.0.201904100

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Portable, discreet virus detection

      8
      276 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
    • Security Screensaver

      Security Screensaver2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use this screensaver to scan your PC for viruses

      9
      31 votes
      • PROS: Make use of your computer's idle moments to scan it, Automatic antivirus scans
      • CONS: The Preview function doesn't work
    • ESET Online Scanner

      ESET Online Scanner1.0.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Scan Your Browsers And Temp Files For Malware

      7
      121 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
    • Avast Internet Security

      Avast Internet Security17.6.3625

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      One of the best antiviruses for Windows

      9
      5774 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
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1Avast Internet Security17.6.362557748.5Windows
    2Microsoft Security Essentials4.10.0209.051487.7Windows
    3Microsoft Security Essentials4.10.0209.024697.5Windows
    4Norton Security Deluxe22.8.0.5069087.2Windows
    5Norton Internet Security22.938827.2Windows,iPhone
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