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
    2397 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

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Destroy malware and protect your PC with the new Norton

    7
    6867 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
    5076 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
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    One of the best antiviruses for Windows

    8
    654 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
  • Quick Heal Anti-Virus

    2011 2010

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Up-to-date antivirus protection for your PC

    7
    1831 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
    528 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
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An online security protection suite from Symantec

    7
    3879 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 Power Eraser

    2.0.0.52

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, standalone malware removal tool

    7
    157 votes
    • PROS: Integrated with File Insight, Normal or agressive scan, No installation needed
    • CONS: More aggresive than a normal anti-virus
  • WiFi Hotspot Scanner

    3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    6
    8 votes
    • McAfee Internet Security Suite

      2011

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stripped-down but extremely efficient internet security

      6
      377 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 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
    • Norman Malware Cleaner

      2010.12.02

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Clean your infected system

      8
      44 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
    • 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
    • ESET Online Scanner

      1.0.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Scan Your Browsers And Temp Files For Malware

      7
      117 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
    • 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
    • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

      5.17

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and portable virus-checking

      5
      73 votes
      • PROS: Portable, 3 scan modes, View reports
      • CONS: Not an anti-virus replacement!, No options
    • Norton Security Scan

      2.6.0.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free antivirus, protection against Trojans, spyware and adware

      7
      241 votes
      • NetQin Antivirus

        Beta 4.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        Symbian

        A Free Security software app for Android

        7
        10 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
        • Avast Internet Security 2015

          17.6.3625

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          One of the best antiviruses for Windows

          9
          5772 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
        117.6.362557728.5Windows
        2for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.050767.7Windows
        34.10.209.023977.5Windows
        42014 21.1.0.1868677.2Windows
        522.938797.2Windows