TweakBit Anti-Malware offers some serious power when it comes to protecting your computer from modern-day cyber threats, including adware, spyware, and other types of malware. In addition, it offers specific protection options for Windows 10 that cover other ways to improve PC’s security and performance.
A quick scan detects malware, privacy and security issues, things that may undermine performance. The tests we conducted proved that this software catches all of the common malware circulating online without popping out large numbers of false positives like many other antimalware tools we tested. With the additional Windows 10 options, the software produces a positive effect not only on system security, but also on the way your PC runs. The scan results are easy to read and to act upon, whether you send items to Quarantine, delete them or add them to exclusions. Download FREE.
Auslogics Anti-Malware protects a Windows computer from spyware, adware and other types of malware, including the tough threats that have scared PC users in the last couple of years. The ease of use and effectiveness make it a great choice for novice PC users, while the fact that its detection levels have exceeded several big-name security tools in our tests prompts us to recommend this as an outstanding solution for any computer.
In addition to standard malware, spyware and adware removal functionality, Auslogics Anti-Malware offers cleanup of tracking web cookies, privacy traces and more. The tool checks system memory, the Windows registry, auto-start items, Task Scheduler, web browser extensions and many other locations for potential malicious activity or threats. Users get flexible options for scheduling automatic scans. The software does not conflict with most popular antivirus programs. Download FREE.
McAfee Live Safe
McAfee Live Safe could be a good choice for users who would like to protect multiple devices with different operating systems, including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android. However, if you are looking for the best antimalware protection mainly for your Windows computer, there are better options out there.
McAfee Live Safe has a simple no-frills user interface that lets you easily access all of the program’s features. The functionality is quite extensive and includes, in addition to antimalware, antivirus protection, a password manager, parental controls and network tools. The software is meant as a full-service antivirus plus antimalware solution. However, since antimalware is not its main specialty, the program is slightly behind some of the antimalware-only tools. Download FREE.
Kaspersky Internet Security
Kaspersky is another famous brand that has always shown very good results in independent antivirus tests, so the program’s antivirus component is the main feature you would want to get it for. The antimalware functionality may not put this software at the top of our rating, but it is still worth taking a look at. Malware scans may sometimes be a bit slow.
Being mainly an antivirus, Kaspersky Internet Security also includes protection against phishing, spyware, rootkits, security exploits and screen lockers. Some advanced tools like password manager are only available in the more expensive Total package. Download FREE.
Norton is a good choice when it comes to antivirus protection, although the suite is packed with features, some of which may have questionable value. Its performance tools aren’t nearly as good as those offered by specific system maintenance and optimization programs, so we find that they unnecessarily take up disk space making the security package larger than it should be.
Norton Security Premium is good at detecting viruses, including threats that have just been released. Its heuristics mechanism is very effective, but the PUA criteria seem to be too broad, which leads to large numbers of false positive detections. Download FREE.