What’s the best antivirus software on the market?
Which antivirus should you choose? You have a wealth of options. Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus invariably rate at the top in independent lab tests. In my hands-on tests, Norton AntiVirus Basic outscored every other recent product except Webroot. A single subscription for McAfee AntiVirus Plus lets you install protection on all of your Windows, Android, Mac OS, and iOS devices. And its unusual behavior-based detection technology means Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus is the tiniest antivirus around. We’ve named these five Editors’ Choice for commercial antivirus, but they’re not the only products worth consideration. Read the reviews of our top-rated products, and then make your own decision.
Note that I reviewed many more antivirus utilities than I could include in the chart of top products. If your favorite software isn’t listed there, chances are I did review it. You can see all the relevant reviews on PCMag’s antivirus software page. All the software listed in this feature are Windows antivirus apps. If you’re a macOS user, don’t despair, however; PCMag has a separate roundup dedicated solely to the best Mac antivirus software.