Antivirus, Antispyware, Antimalware, AntiRootkit, etc.
A lot of Windows users are resistant to admit they need any security software, but they are wrong. More than 80% PC operating system market share makes it the most targeted OS, like Android is being a target on handheld devices. It is very important to have at least one security software installed. If you cannot afford the premium price, worry not. Free solutions are available for your Windows computers.
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I have handpicked 15 best Antivirus, Antispyware, Antimalware, AntiRootkit, etc. software for the protection of your Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems. Download links are given in front of every Antivirus in the table.
There are a couple of Antivirus which do not support older Windows OS like Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista. I have mentioned supported OS in front of every Antivirus, still, you verify from the respective vendor’s website.
Best FREE Antivirus Software for Windows PC in 2018 Here is a list of best free antivirus software for your Windows computers. Remember, only Microsoft Security Essential (default Windows 10 security software) and Malwarebytes Antimalware can be used as combination with other antivirus.
|Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender Security Center / Windows Defender||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7|
|Avast Free Antivirus|| Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, or XP SP3, 256 MB+ RAM and 1.5 GB of hard disk space|
|AVG Antivirus Free||Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3|
|Malwarebytes Antimalware Free||>Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3|
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|SuperAntispyware Free Edition||Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista,|
|Panda Antivirus Free||Windows 10, 8, 7|
|Avira Free Antivirus||Windows 10, 8, 7|
OutPost Internet Security Suite Free |Discontinued||Discontinued|
|Comodo Antivirus Free||Supported OS: XP 32bit, Vista/Win7/Win8/Win8.1/Win10 32 bit & 64 bit / 152 MB RAM / 400 MB space|
|Spyware Blaster||Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. (32/64-bit)|
|Spybot - Search & Destroy||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. (32/64-bit)|
|Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+||Windows 7, 8, 10. (32/64-bit)|
|ClamWin Free Antivirus||Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista|
|ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus||Windows 10/8/7, Vista and XP|
|Qihoo 360 Security||Windows 10/8/7|
|Bitdefender Antivirus Free||Windows 10/8/7|
|Kaspersky Free Antivirus||Windows 10/8.1|