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Comparison of antivirus software

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The term "on-demand scan" refers to the possibility of performing a manual scan (by the user) on the entire computer/device, while "on-access scan" refers to the ability of a product to automatically scan every file at its creation or subsequent modification.

The term "CloudAV" refers to the ability of a product to automatically perform scans on the cloud.

The term "Email Security" refers to the protection of emails from viruses and malware, while "AntiSpam" refers to the protection from spam, scam and phishing attacks.

The term "Web protection" usually includes protection from: infected and malicious URLs, phishing websites, online identity protection (privacy) and online banking protection.

Many antivirus products use "third-party antivirus engine", this means that the antivirus engine is made by another producer, however the malware signature and/or other parts of the product may (or may not) be done from the owner of the product itself.

Desktop computers and servers

 

Windows

Company×  Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead Software On-demand
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On-access
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Boot-time
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Heuristics CloudAV Firewall IDS IPS Sandbox Email Security AntiSpam Web protection Macro protection Live
Update
Support Settings Import/
Export
installer/ updaterMIMAsafe License Price First release Country of origin Original author/s Notes
Company Software On-demand scan On-access scan Boot-time scans Heuristics CloudAV Firewall IDS IPS Sandbox Email Security AntiSpam Web protection Macro protection Live-Update Support Settings Import/Export installer/ updaterMIMA safe License Price First release Country of origin Original author/s Notes
AhnLab AhnLab V3 Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1988 South Korea Dr. Ahn Cheol-Soo  
Avast Avast Free Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No   Proprietary Free 1988 Czech Republic Pavel Baudišand Eduard Kučera  
Avast Avast Pro Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No   Proprietary Trialware 1997 Czech Republic Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera  
Avast Avast Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No   Proprietary Trialware 2009 Czech Republic Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera  
Avast Avast Premier Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No   Proprietary Trialware 2012 Czech Republic Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera  
AVG Technologies(avast) AVG Antivirus FREE Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No   Proprietary Free 1992 Czech Republic Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer  
AVG Technologies(avast) AVG Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No   Proprietary Non-free 2006 Czech Republic Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer  
AVG Technologies(avast) AVG Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No   Proprietary Non-free 2008 Czech Republic Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer  
Avira Avira Antivirus FREE (formerly AntiVir) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Free 1988 Germany Tjark Auerbach  
Avira Avira Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2002 Germany Tjark Auerbach  
Bitdefender Bitdefender Antivirus Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? No No Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Free 2013 Romania    
Bitdefender Bitdefender Antivirus Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1996 Romania    
Bitdefender Bitdefender Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No[1] Proprietary Non-free 2008 Romania    
Check Point ZoneAlarm PRO Antivirus + Firewall Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No ? No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes   Proprietary Non-free 2002 Israel   Third-party antivirus engine (Kaspersky) [2]
Check Point ZoneAlarm Extreme Security Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Proprietary Non-free 2002 United States    
ClamWin ClamWin Yes Yes (with Winpoochor Clam Sentinel) Yes (with Clam Sentinel) Yes No No No No ? Yes No No No Yes No ?   GNU GPL Free 2002 Australia   Third-party antivirus engine (ClamAV)
Comodo Group Comodo Antivirus Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes   Proprietary Free 2008 United States    
Comodo Group Comodo Antivirus Advanced Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Proprietary Non-free 2008 United States    
Comodo Group Comodo Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes   Proprietary Free 2010 United States    
Dr.Web Dr.Web Anti-virus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Trialware 1992 Russia Igor Danilov  
Dr.Web Dr.Web Security Space Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary Non-free 2006 Russia Igor Danilov  
ESET ESET NOD32 Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? Yes No Yes[3][4] Yes Yes Yes Yes   Proprietary Trialware[5] 1987 Slovakia Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka  
ESET ESET Smart Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes[3][4] Yes Yes Yes Yes No[1] Proprietary Trialware[5] 2007 Slovakia Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka  
F-Secure F-Secure Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1991 Finland Petri Allas and Risto Siilasmaa Third-party antivirus engine (Bitdefender)
F-Secure F-Secure SAFE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2004 Finland Petri Allas and Risto Siilasmaa Third-party antivirus engine (Bitdefender)
FRISK Software F-PROT Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Trialware 1989 Iceland Friðrik Skúlason(second engine also with Dr. Vesselin Bontchev)  
Fortinet FortiClient Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No ? No No Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Free 2004 United States    
G Data Software G DATA AntiVirus Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1987 Germany Andreas Lüning and Kai Figge Third-party antivirus engine (Bitdefender)
G Data Software G DATA InternetSecurity Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2004 Germany Andreas Lüning and Kai Figge Third-party antivirus engine (Bitdefender)
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Anti-Virus Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1997 Russia Eugene Kaspersky and Natalia Kaspersky Banned by USG
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2007 Russia Eugene Kaspersky and Natalia Kaspersky Banned by USG
Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Total Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Proprietary Non-free   Russia Eugene Kaspersky and Natalia Kaspersky Banned by USG
McAfee McAfee Antivirus Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1987 United States John McAfee John McAfee "uninstall video" scandal
McAfee McAfee Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2006 United States John McAfee John McAfee "uninstall video" scandal
Microsoft Windows Defender Yes Yes No No Only Windows 10 No No excepting Windows Firewall[6] No No ? No No No No Yes Yes No   Proprietary Free 2012 United States    
NANO Security Ltd NANO Antivirus Yes Yes No Yes No No No No ? Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No   Proprietary Free 2009 Russia    
Panda Security Panda Antivirus Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1990 Spain Mikel Urizarbarrena  
Panda Security Panda Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2002 Spain Mikel Urizarbarrena  
Panda Security Panda Antivirus Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No ? No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Free 2009 Spain    
Qihoo 360 360 Total Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Free 2006 China    
Quick Heal Quick Heal Total Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Proprietary Non-free 1995 India    
Sophos Sophos Anti-Virus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1988 United Kingdom Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer  
Sophos Sophos EndUser Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2000 United Kingdom Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer  
Cisco(originally Immunet) Immunet Yes Yes No No Yes No No No ? Yes No No No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Free 2010 United States   Third-party antivirus engine (ClamAV)
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1991 United States   Whitelists FBI backdoorscandal[7][8]
Symantec Norton Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2000 United States   Whitelists FBI backdoorscandal[7][8]
Symantec(originally PC Tools) Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus Yes Yes No No No No No No ? No No Yes No Yes No ?   Proprietary Non-free 2003 United States    
Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? No Yes No No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 1990 Japan    
Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No ? No No Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2008 Japan    
TrustPort TrustPort Antivirus Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Trialware 2008 Czech Republic   Third-party antivirus engine (?)
TrustPort TrustPort Internet Security Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Trialware 2008 Czech Republic   Third-party antivirus engine (?)
TrustPort TrustPort Total Protection Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Trialware 2008 Czech Republic   Third-party antivirus engine (?)
VirusBlokAda Vba32 AntiVirus Yes Yes No No No No No No ? No No No No No No ?   Proprietary Non-free 2010 Belarus    
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? No No Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Trialware 2011 United States    
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus and Complete Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? No No Yes No Yes Yes ?   Proprietary Non-free 2011 United States    
Edited by lindagray

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