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
    2423 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 Security Deluxe

    7.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Professional and award-winning antivirus software application

    7
    6896 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

    for Windows XP (32-Bit) 4.4.304.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and simple antivirus software from Microsoft

    8
    5112 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

    License
    buy Download
    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
    547 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
    iPhone

    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
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite

    2011

    License
    buy Download
    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
    • Avast Premier Antivirus

      17.6.3625

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      One of the best antiviruses for Windows

      8
      659 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      74 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
      242 votes
      • 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
        • 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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