System Center Endpoint Protection Alternatives

    System Center Endpoint Protection is described as 'Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, formerly known as Forefront Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security and Client Protection, provides an antimalware and security solution for the Microsoft platform' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to System Center Endpoint Protection for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Microsoft Defender, which is free. Other great apps like System Center Endpoint Protection are Clam AntiVirus (Free, Open Source), Avira Antivirus (Freemium), Kaspersky AntiVirus (Freemium) and ESET NOD32 Antivirus (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 16, 2018

    1. Microsoft Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
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    2. 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.
    3. Kaspersky AntiVirus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure. Premium features include: Parental Control, Online Payment Protection and Secure Connection (VPN).
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    4. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      [Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.] ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code.
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    5. 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 COMODO Antivirus.

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      The app installs other components by default such as Dragon Web Browser. You must click "Options" during install to deselect those components.

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    6. AVG AntiVirus Free provides basic antivirus and antispyware protection for home users. Virus database updated every day. Includes innovative LinkScanner for web-protection.
      • Windows
      HitmanPro (formerly Hitman Pro) is an on-demand malware scanner and removal tool. It will usually do a full-system scan significantly faster than other (traditional) solutions due to its cloud-based scan technique.
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    7. 360 Total Security offers your PC complete protection from Viruses, Trojans and other emerging threats.
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