Alternatives to Windows Defender for all platforms with any license

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  • Spybot - Search & Destroy icon

    Spybot - Search & Destroy

    Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Free for private use. Companies and institutions need to buy licenses for the commercial...

    Free Personal Windows Windows Mobile S60 PortableApps.com

  • AdwCleaner icon

    AdwCleaner

    AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for : Adware (ads softwares) PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program) Toolbars Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage) It works with a Search and Delete mode. It can be easily...

    Free Windows

  • Avira Antivirus icon

    Avira Antivirus

    Avira Free Antivirus offers basic protection for your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, spy-ware, trojans and costly dialers. Premium version includes MailGuard (POP3 and SMTP) and WebGuard for safe surfing.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Android

  • COMODO Internet Security icon

    COMODO Internet Security

    Comodo Internet Security is a free, very voluminous and multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in. If you prefer a smaller solution with Antivirus Protection only see...

    Freemium Windows Linux Android

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  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus icon

    ESET NOD32 Antivirus

    ESET NOD32 Antivirus is an innovative host-based intrusion prevention system that offers a comprehensive scanning solution. Most importantly, it will not slow down your PC, it's easy to use, and easy to install. ANTIVIRUS AND...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus icon

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure. Kaspersky lets you surf the web safely and keeps your PC free of viruses, Internet and email worms, and...

    Commercial Windows

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  • SUPERAntiSpyware icon

    SUPERAntiSpyware

    SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application which can detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful software applications, as well as restore modified...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Panda Antivirus icon

    Panda Antivirus

    Panda Antivirus offers real-world protection and a USB drive cleaner. Just install it and forget about viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers, online fraud and identity theft. Chat, share photos and videos, bank and buy online, read...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 360 Total Security icon

    360 Total Security

    360 Total Security offers your PC complete protection from Viruses, Trojans and other emerging threats. Whether you are shopping online, downloading files or chatting with your friends you can be sure that 360 Total Security is...

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition icon

    Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

    Bitdefender Free Edition uses the same virus detection engine found in other Bitdefender products. It comes with real time scanning that is called Virus Shield and an auto-scan mode that checks your system when the computer is idle....

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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  • Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool icon

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free software intended to disinfect infected computers, removing viruses, Trojans, and spyware, as well as any other types of malware. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2011 uses the same highly efficient...

    Free Windows

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  • herdProtect icon

    herdProtect

    herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud. Since no single anti-malware program is perfect 100% of the time, herdProtect utilizes a 'herd' of multiple...

    Free Windows

  • Dr.Web Anti-virus icon

    Dr.Web Anti-virus

    Dr.Web Anti-virus is an efficient tool for constant monitoring of system health that blocks attempts of viruses, Trojans, mail worms, spyware and other malicious programs to get into a protected system from any external source. Dr.Web...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android

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  • COMODO Antivirus icon

    COMODO Antivirus

    Comodo Antivirus eliminates viruses, spyware, and other malware from desktops and networks. Obliterate viruses and malware without hogging your PCs resources: Detects, blocks, and destroys viruses, immediate feedback on suspicious...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • Baidu Antivirus icon

    Baidu Antivirus

    Baidu Antivirus is a professional antivirus and ultrafast cloud security software. Baidu Antivirus protects your computer against malware, phishing and malicious websites. Free download and permanently free in future use. Baidu...

    Free Windows

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  • F-Secure Anti-Virus icon

    F-Secure Anti-Virus

    F-Secure Anti-Virus provides advanced protection against viruses, spyware intrusions and infected e-mail so you can surf the Web without worrying about security issues. Its automatic updates and powerful DeepGuard 2.0 cloud computing...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Emsisoft Emergency Kit icon

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Winpooch Watchdog icon

    Winpooch Watchdog

    Winpooch is a watchdog for Windows (2000, XP, 2003, but only 32-bits). It detects modifications in your system, so as to detect a trojan or a spyware installation. It also includes a real-time anti-virus.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued As of 2008-06-13, this project is no longer under active development. Winpooch can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus icon

    Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus

    The Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus provides a fast cloud-based virus protection for both PCs and Macs. This lightweight product has an outgoing Firewall integrated and can be run next to another AV or another Firewall.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Spyware Terminator icon

    Spyware Terminator

    Millions of users worldwide rely on Spyware Terminator, winner of many awards and high ratings from industry experts and users. Its free comprehensive protection is comparable to competitors' paid versions! Spyware Terminator...

    Freemium Windows

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  • SpyHunter icon

    SpyHunter

    What is SpyHunter and How It Works? As malware continues to evolve and become more sophisticated to avoid detection by anti-spyware/anti-virus programs, SpyHunter responds with new advanced technology to stay one step ahead of...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Warning Poor reputation. Download at your own risk. http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/enigmasoftware.com
  • LOARIS icon

    LOARIS

    Loaris offers a superb malware removal solution to deal with various contemporary forms of cyber threats in cases when available anti-virus applications aren't effective in identifying or deleting them.

    Freemium Windows

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  • SecureAPlus icon

    SecureAPlus

    SecureAPlus is a free solution that protects you from malware & viruses, 100% of the time. You get powerful application whitelisting, 10+ anti-viruses in the cloud with UAV, and a reliable offline AV combined. Download it free...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Zemana AntiMalware icon

    Zemana AntiMalware

    Zemana AntiMalware is an on demand malware scanner designed to clean your PC from all the infections that have taken place on your PC.

    Freemium Windows

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  • ZHPCleaner icon

    ZHPCleaner

    The software requires no installation process, it allows transportation on removable devices. It could not be simpler, three buttons, "Scan", "clean" and "Report". A module allows to choose the lines you...

    Free Windows

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  • ByteFence icon

    ByteFence

    ByteFence is the ultimate protection against crapware and bundleware that sneak in potentially unwanted programs and ads.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Cezurity Antivirus Scanner icon

    Cezurity Antivirus Scanner

    Cezurity Antivirus Scanner is a Cloud Antimalware on-demand scanner that can scan and detect all kinds of malicious software - including viruses, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and even previously unknown threats (zero-day) - that may be...

    Free Windows

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  • Crystal Security icon

    Crystal Security

    Crystal Security is a cloud-based system that detects and removes malicious programs (malware) from your computer. Its technology provides fast detection against malware and lets you know about the changes on your computer in real...

    Freemium Windows

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  • FreeFixer icon

    FreeFixer

    FreeFixer is a general purpose removal tool which will help you to delete potentially unwanted software, such as adware, spyware, trojans, viruses and worms.

    Freemium Windows

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Windows Defender Comments

Its kinda old, but still gets updated. I use this alongside ... -2 Helpful

Comment by s0me0ne
about Windows Defender Jun 2011

Its kinda old, but still gets updated. I use this alongside Avast.

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