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Windows Defender
Windows Defender
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(6,713 votes)
Freeware

Windows Defender is the well-known security tool from Microsoft that protects your system and your data against spyware and other malicious applications. Formerly named “Microsoft AntiSpyware”, Windows Defender is included by default in the latest 3 Windows editions (Vista, 7 and 8) and can be downloaded and installed separately on Windows XP and Windows 2003.

McAfee Security Scan Plus
McAfee Security Scan Plus
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(1,299 votes)
Freeware

McAfee Security Scan Plus allows you to simply and easily check your anti-virus software, firewall protection, and web security status on your computer. This tool runs as a compliment to any existing security software and does not negatively impact the performance of your computer.

Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials
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(1,939 votes)
Freeware

Microsoft Security Essentials is an efficient anti-malware tool for your system. It offers real-time protection against all kinds of spyware. Security Essentials actively monitors your system for any kind of threat or hidden software installation and reports on them immediately.

NOD32
NOD32
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(3,059 votes)
Shareware

ESET NOD32 Antivirus protects you from viruses, phishing attacks, spywares, and other malware in your PC or Internet. Blocks attacks specifically designed to evade antivirus detection. Protects against attacks on web browsers, PDF readers and other applications, including Java-based software.

Kaspersky Internet Security
Kaspersky Internet Security
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(2,273 votes)
Shareware

Kaspersky Internet Security defends you against viruses, Internet attacks, fraud, snoopers, cybercriminals, and other threats. It also guards your privacy and personal information against phishing, tracking, and spying. An additional layer of security is added for online shopping and banking websites.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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(854 votes)
Shareware

Malwarebytes Anti-malware is intended to protect your system from several types of threats, particularly those that your main antivirus software might miss. Besides virus signatures, the tool uses artificial-intelligence technologies to identify suspicious behaviors, which allows it to detect viruses even before they are included in any database.

USB Disk Security
USB Disk Security
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(1,872 votes)
Freeware

USB Disk Security is a program that allows you to block threats that can damage your PC or compromise your personal information via USB storage. It can prevent unauthorized persons from stealing your data and it has support for USB drives, flash disks, secure digital cards, thumb drives, pen drives, removable storage and iPods.

avast! Free Antivirus
avast! Free Antivirus
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(7,283 votes)
Freeware

avast! Free Antivirus is a program that enables you to protect your computer against viruses. The application offers you several scanning methods, that will search for threats in your system. The program detects the malware objects and it enables you to quarantine or to delete them.

Norton Security
Norton Security
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(945 votes)
Shareware

Norton Security provides real-time protection against existing and emerging viruses and malware. The program defends your computer against viruses, spyware, malware and other online threats, safeguards your identity and online transactions, and utilizes one of the largest global civilian intelligence networks to spot threats faster.

ESET Smart Security
ESET Smart Security
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(1,340 votes)
Shareware

ESET Smart Security delivers a powerful, all-in-one security solution for keeping your family, data, identity and devices safe. Itruns quietly in the background while it guards against the latest Internet threats, malware and attacks. Based on advanced heuristics technology, Smart Security leads the industry in detecting new and emerging viruses before they’re on anyone else’s radar.

Norton Security Scan
Norton Security Scan
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(873 votes)
Freeware

Norton Security Scan is a free utility that scans your computer and lets you know if virus or malwares are present. The program will test your computer's exposure to a wide range of online threats. Also, it clears all suspicious cookies found in your computer.

Hotspot Shield
Hotspot Shield
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(3,674 votes)
Freeware

Hotspot Shield is a VPN service that lets you access blocked websites, hide your identity and IP address, and encrypt your communication data. Encryption feature can be useful while accessing public Wi-Fi hotspots at airports, hotels, and coffee shops.

Quick Heal Total Security
Quick Heal Total Security
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(632 votes)
Shareware

Quick Heal Total Security is a comprehensive Antivirus protection, parental control, data and privacy protection program. It assures a complete security for your PC with a deep system scan feature. It securely deletes sensitive data files to prevent unauthorized recovery.

IObit Malware Fighter
IObit Malware Fighter
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(237 votes)
Freeware

It is not easy to come across a free PC protection tool that offers real-time protection, a large threats database, anti-phishing, and download protection, among other useful features. IObit Malware Fighter includes all these protection tools in one single and very attractive package, and it even adds ad removal, surfing protection, and a plug-in and toolbar manager to the deal.

Avira Free Antivirus
Avira Free Antivirus
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(5,390 votes)
Freeware

A free antivirus protecting your computer against all kinds of malware. It scans your system and deals with various threats, as well as establishes email and Web protection. Avira Free Antivirus also has a trial version of System Speedup app and a front-end compatible with the Windows firewall.

Baidu Antivirus
Baidu Antivirus
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(433 votes)
Freeware

Baidu Antivirus features all-in-one protection against viruses, malware and all other pesky and dangerous files that may damage your PC. It also boasts an integrated Firewall and much more. You will be amazed at the options this exquisite program provides. Moreover, this software is completely free, giving you the same, if not even better, protection then its heavy-weight rivals

Folder Lock
Folder Lock
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(1,059 votes)
Shareware

Folder Lock helps you keep sensitive data away from prying eyes. It works by encrypting selected folders and files and protecting them with a password. Fortunately, the program has a very nice interface, in which tabs let you access its features very easily. Even though it’s unlikely that you have any difficulty to use it, there’s an excellent accompanying user guide to clear any doubts.

Norton 360
Norton 360
User rating:
(238 votes)
Shareware

Norton 360 is a program that actively protects you from viruses, spam, identity theft and social media dangers. The program tracks virtually every file on the Internet for comprehensive global threat monitoring. It contains an Anti-phishing Technology that blocks fraudulent phishing sites set up to steal your personal information.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
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(1,006 votes)
Shareware

Kaspersky Anti-Virus is a popular anti-virus program for Windows users. The program provides real-time protection against viruses, spyware, trojans, and other malicious threats. Also, the program includes features like: optimized security for your PC configuration, identity protection, parental control, extended protection for kinds, and more.

McAfee SiteAdvisor
McAfee SiteAdvisor
User rating:
(275 votes)
Freeware

SiteAdvisor is a free program that adds safety ratings to your browser and search engine results. The program alerts you to potentially risky sites and helps you find safer alternatives. The site ratings are based on tests conducted by McAfee using an army of computers that look for all kinds of threats.

Sentinel Protection Installer
Sentinel Protection Installer
User rating:
(52 votes)
Freeware

Sentinel Protection enables the use of either software- or hardware-based protection keys to enforce software protection and licensing. With Sentinel Protection you can increase your profits by protecting against losses from software piracy and intellectual property theft and enable innovative business models to increase value and differentiate your products.

Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection
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(264 votes)
Shareware

Symantec Endpoint Protection combines AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to be able to deliver an excellent defense against malware intended for notebooks, desktops and servers. Block zero-day attacks that prey on memory-based vulnerabilities in many popular applications with memory exploit mitigation.

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
User rating:
(660 votes)
Shareware

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. With VirusScan Enterprise, you get: -Maximum defense against malware -Easy, centralized management -Low impact on performance

K7 Total Security
K7 Total Security
User rating:
(362 votes)
Shareware

K7 TOTAL SECURITY is a program that provides complete security against cyber criminals and other evolving cyber threats. The program automatically scans any USB media as soon as they are plugged in, it tracks websites accessed by kids and allows blocking of inappropriate sites and detects and blocks browser exploits.

TOSHIBA Password Utility
TOSHIBA Password Utility
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(47 votes)
Freeware

TOSHIBA Password Utility adds additional password security to your Toshiba computer. After registering a user password, you will be required to input it when booting the computer or starting the Password Utility. You can change or delete the user password at any time.