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
    2410 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

    21.3.0.12

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Destroy malware and protect your PC with the new Norton

    7
    6887 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

    8
    5107 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 Internet Security

    22.9

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    An online security protection suite from Symantec

    7
    3880 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
  • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

    2011 2010

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

    7
    1833 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
  • 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

    8
    545 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
  • Avast Premier Antivirus 2015

    17.6.3625

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best antiviruses for Windows

    8
    658 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
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite

    2011

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Stripped-down but extremely efficient internet security

    6
    379 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
  • WiFi Hotspot Scanner

    3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    6
    9 votes
    • Norton Power Eraser

      2.0.0.52

      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
    • Dr.Web CureIt!

      11.0.3.05270

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Portable, discreet virus detection

      8
      275 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
      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
    • Security Screensaver

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use this screensaver to scan your PC for viruses

      9
      30 votes
      • PROS: Make use of your computer's idle moments to scan it, Automatic antivirus scans
      • CONS: The Preview function doesn't work
    • Norman Malware Cleaner

      2010.12.02

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Clean your infected system

      8
      45 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
    • AdwCleaner

      7.0.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Quickly search and delete adware for free

      8
      18 votes
      • 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
    • ESET Online Scanner

      1.0.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Scan Your Browsers And Temp Files For Malware

      7
      118 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
    • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

      5.17

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and portable virus-checking

      5
      74 votes
      • PROS: Portable, 3 scan modes, View reports
      • CONS: Not an anti-virus replacement!, No options
    • Error Fixer

      3.0.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Claim all your PC's computing power back with a simple scan

      6
      26 votes
      • MWAV Toolkit Utility

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Scan and clean your system from all sorts of threats

        7
        49 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
      • McAfee VirusScan

        9.2

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Quickly scan any file for viruses

        6
        39 votes
        • PROS: Very quick, Supports drag and drop, Easy to use
        • CONS: Lengthy installation, Not many configuration options, Requires uninstaller to remove it
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