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Anti-Spam & Anti-Spy (165 programs)

  1. Windows Defender

    1.375.1144.0
    • 3.8
    • (4294 votes)

    An antivirus that is free and secure

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Effective against all malware, Comes with a built-in firewall, Provides phishing protection on Microsoft browsers, Goes dormant when users install a third-party security software
    CONS: Doesn’t come with a password manager, Plug-in required for alternative web browsers like Chrome
  2. 1.1.1.1 w/ WARP

    1.4.107.0
    • 4.2
    • (36 votes)

    Keep things private on your mobile device

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Has two modes, Keeps your data secure, Simple interface, Completely free
    CONS: Sometimes slows loading speed down, The premium service isn’t available on PC
  3. SpyBot Search & Destroy

    2.9.82.0
    • 4.1
    • (7316 votes)

    A free and efficient anti-spyware tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Feature-enriched, free plan, Protects against malware attacks, Blocks tracking tools and adware, Manual and automatic operations
    CONS: Doesn’t include anti-virus
  4. USB Shortcut VIRUS remover

    2016
    • 3.6
    • (172 votes)

    Remove viruses from your external storage devices for free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Removes Shortcut virus, Fast and easy to use
    CONS: Not compatible with every system, Not an antivirus program
  5. SuperAntiSpyware

    10.0.1246
    • 4.1
    • (1715 votes)

    Keep your PC safe and free from spyware

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Very thorough scanning, Repairs broken internet connections due to spyware, Resets system and browser-settings to secure values, Small installer and fast setup
    CONS: Free version doesn't provide realtime protection, Scan priority not customizable, No customizable actions on detection, AntiSPYWARE only
  6. UsbFix Free

    11.048
    • 4.1
    • (192 votes)

    Effective Method to Detect and Remove Viruses Within a USB Storage Device

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: A free version will provide basic levels of detection., A live user forum is offered in the event that a question arises along the way.
    CONS: It appears that no recent updates have taken place., There may be difficulties encountered if this software needs to be uninstalled (stored within multiple folders).
  7. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    4.5.15.296
    • 4
    • (4465 votes)

    Get added protection against threats

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free to download, Works alongside antivirus programs, Detects and removes malware, Offers a clean interface
    CONS: Many features limited to the paid version
  8. Symantec™ Endpoint Protection

    Small Business Edition
    • 3.6
    • (31 votes)

    Symantec™ Endpoint Protection - Protect your devices from intrusion

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Light on system resources, Keeps your system secure with auto updates, Scalable solutions, Fast system scans
    CONS: Slows systems down during scanning procedures, Can sometimes block friendly files from running, Slows down network performance, Initial set up can be a bit tricky
  9. XArp

    2.2.2
    • 4.4
    • (6 votes)

    Advanced ARP Spoofing Detection

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
  10. IObit Malware Fighter

    9.2.0.668
    • 4.1
    • (1254 votes)

    Free anti-malware & antivirus specialized in ransomware

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Triple protections against ransomware, Very efficient against cryptocurrency-mining malware, Very quick scanning and customized analysis, User friendly interface
    CONS: Difficult to uninstall all your files
  11. AdwCleaner

    8.4.0
    • 4.2
    • (68 votes)

    Easily clean and boost your PC

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy-to-use interface, No need for installation, Detects advanced types of adware, Can uninstall itself via its settings
    CONS: Flags software that you may actually need
  12. SpyDetect Free

    1.0.1
    • 4.1
    • (58 votes)

    Detecting Sinister Spywares

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Detect any spyware running on computers, Secure every keyboard inputs from intrusion, Be protected from online intrusion, Be free from unwanted downloads
    CONS: Only detects certain types of monitoring, May not work on very old OS, Too simplistic scanning features, Cannot provide removal of spyware
  13. Trojan Killer

    2.1
    • 3.4
    • (203 votes)

    Professional software to track and destroy Trojan viruses

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: One of the most reliable ways to detect a Trojan infection., All files are immediately quarantined to prevent further damage.
    CONS: There is no free version of this software bundle., May not be as effective against spyware and other forms of malware.
  14. Mailwasher

    7.12.97
    • 3.8
    • (25 votes)

    Get rid of spam for good

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy to setup and use, Very effective, Highly customizable
    CONS: Still can't block some spam coming through, Doesn't seem to "learn" which mails are dangerous
  15. ThreatFire

    4.5.0
    • 4
    • (311 votes)

    Monitor your PC for suspicious activity

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Protects your PC before Spyware reaches it, Enables you to schedule scans
    CONS: No progress bar during scanning, Can interpret normal use as "threatening"
  16. SuperAntiSpyware Portable Scanner

    4.41.1000
    • 3.7
    • (105 votes)

    Protect removable devices from spyware

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Customizable scans, Keeps suspicious elements quarantined, No installation required
    CONS: No support for scheduled scans, No real time protection
  17. SpywareBlaster

    6.0
    • 4.1
    • (402 votes)

    Block spyware from reaching your computer

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Prevents Spyware attacks rather than scans for problems, Very light on RAM and CPU
    CONS: Feels a bit too, Probably requires an Adware scanner to be safe
  18. Panda Cloud Cleaner

    1.1.10
    • 3.9
    • (136 votes)

    A cloud-based malware detector

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Simple to use, Lightweight app, Good, additional malware protection
    CONS: No advanced options
  19. SpyBot Search & Destroy Portable

    2.9.82
    • 4.4
    • (29 votes)

    Free and Portable Spyware and Malware Scanner

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Detects spyware, malware and other threats, Simple to use, with an excellent user guide, Can be customized to meet different needs, Allows users to choose which files are removed
    CONS: Spyware scanning can take a long time, Free version might not be sufficient for everyone, Uses a lot of system memory and resources, Advanced mode can remove essential files
  20. ComboFix

    19.11.4.1
    • 3.7
    • (954 votes)

    An effective tool to remove all viruses and malware

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Automatically remove malware, No installation required, Gives a log of actions performed
    CONS: Does not check before removing files, There is no real interface

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