Antivirus Comparison - Compare Antivirus Prices & Features

This is a comparison of entry-level antivirus software for home users, paid versions. A head-to-head antivirus comparison for some of the best antivirus products. You can compare product features, prices, operating system compatibility, help & support options.
If you're looking for a better security product, with more features included, you can check the Internet Security Comparison page.

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BullGuard Antivirus

20%

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BullGuard Antivirus

$29.95 $23.97
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1 Year / 1 PC
Thor Vigilance Antivirus

50%

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Thor Vigilance Antivirus

$59.95 $ 29.98
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1 Year / 3 PCs
TotalAV Essential Antivirus

$80

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TotalAV Essential Antivirus

$99.95 $19.99
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1 Year / 1 PC
Norton Security Standard

$30

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Norton Antivirus

$69.99 $ 39.99
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1 Year / 1 Device
Bitdefender Antivirus

42%

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Bitdefender Antivirus

$59.99 $ 34.99
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1 Year / 3 PCs
Panda Essential

50%

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Panda Essential

$58.98 $29.49
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1 Year / 1 Device
Avira Antivirus Pro

0%

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Avira Antivirus Pro

$44.99 $44.99
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1 Year / 1 PC
McAfee Antivirus Plus

$45

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McAfee Antivirus Plus

$69.99 $ 24.99
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1 Year / 3 Devices
Intrusta Antivirus

60%

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Intrusta Antivirus

$49.99 $ 19.99
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1 Year / 1 PC
Features
Real-time protection
Safe browsing
Autoscans Removable Media
Secure banking/shopping
Game Mode
Firewall
Home Network Scanner
PC Cleaner & TuneUp
VPN
Help & Support
OS Windows
7, 8, 10
Windows
7, 8, 10
Windows
7, 8, 10,
Mac, Android, IOS
Windows
7, 8, 10,
Mac, Android, IOS
Windows
7, 8, 10,
Mac, Android, IOS
Windows
7, 8, 10,
Mac, Android
Windows
7, 8, 10
Windows
7, 8, 10,
Mac, Android, IOS
Windows
7, 8, 10,
Mac
Support 24/7
email & live chat
24/7
email & chat
24/7
email, phone, chat
email, phone, chat 24/7
email, phone, chat
email, phone email, phone, chat email, phone, chat 24/7
email, phone, chat
Money back guarantee 30 days 30 days 30 days 60 days 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days 30 days
AV-Test Ranking
Overall Ranking 18 / 18 18 / 18 17.5 / 18 17.5 / 18 17 / 18 17 / 18 17 / 18 16.5 / 18 16.5 / 18
Protection 6 / 6 6 / 6 6 / 6 6 / 6 6 / 6 6 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6
Performance 6 / 6 6 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6
Usability 6 / 6 6 / 6 6 / 6 6 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6 6 / 6 5.5 / 6 5.5 / 6

Short features definitions:

Even if the features namings used by the vendors are the same in most of the cases, it doesn't mean they have the same functionality.

Real-time protection
The basic feature of any antivirus software, it protects your PC from different kind of malware like viruses, worms, trojan horses, adware, scareware, rootkits, ransomware, and other malicious programs. Real-time scanning (or on-access scanning) is persistent and always on scanning. Every time a file is accessed (opened, downloaded, copied, moved etc ) the antivirus engine will scan it. Your device is continuously monitored for malware. Usually, a real-time scan engine also scans the system memory on start.

Spamfilter
Automatically scans all your incoming emails and blocks all kind of junk mail, scams, phishing attempts. They also include custom filters that you can set up manually.

Safe browsing
Actively scans all the web links you are trying to access and block the ones that are malicious. Some are even displaying info directly in the search results from your browser and lets you know the status of the websites before you access it. It usually offers the option of whitelisting the website and allow access at your own risk.

Autoscans Removable Media
It automatically scans every USB device, CD, DVD or external drive that you connect to your PC.

Secure banking/shopping
Protects your confidential banking and credit card details while you're shopping online.

Password Manager
Usually, the software will auto-generate strong passwords for your accounts and encrypt them. It can synchronize passwords across devices and auto-fill forms. Some are storing your credentials in cloud, some locally.

File Shredder
Irreversibly wipes deleted files off your system so they can't be recovered later.

Data lock/encrypt
Lets you encrypt and password protect the important data on your local hard drive

Game Mode
A lot of security companies have started to introduce this module lately. Some are more advanced and sophisticated than others but the main goal is to minimize the usage of your PC resources (CPU, RAM, HDD, internet bandwidth etc) while you're gaming. Some heavy resource consuming features can be disabled, scheduled scans postponed etc. Popups and messages will also be turned off, kind of a "do not disturb" mode.

Home Network Scanner
Scans your WI-Fi network and gives you info about the connected devices and potential security issues.

PC Cleaner & TuneUp
An utility tool that cleans and speeds up your PC. Usually deletes unnecessary temporary files, tracking cookies, duplicate files, registry keys etc. It can also increase and optimize your PC startup speed.