Top Antivirus 2019 Comparison & Rating

Score

9.8
9.3
8.9
8.7
8.5
8.1
8.0
7.8
7.7
7.6
7.5
1.1

Bottom Line

Easy-to-use software that also optimizes PC performance.
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Complete antivirus solution with above average detection & removal rates.
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Great for dealing with already infected computers.
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Comprehensive PC & mobile security with cloud storage.
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Free with purchase, enjoy over $300 worth of security add ons with TotalAV's innovative and thorough anitivrus protection.
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Real-time protection for PC, Mac, Android & iOS.
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ZoneAlarm provides internet security and firewall solutions for both personal and business users.
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Real-time protection for Windows PCs
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Heimdal Antivirus software safeguards computers from online attacks by eliminating threats and protecting personal information.
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Cloud-based protection for PC computers.
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Blocks malware using state-of-the-art AI software.
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Real-time scans keep your Mac free of viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, and more.
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Pros

  • Malicious URL blocking
  • Good malware cleanup scores
  • Not resource heavy
  • Doesn't affect performance
  • Accurate spam filter
  • Intuitive interface
  • High detection success
  • Intuitive interface
  • Top AV-Test score
  • Impressive malware removal
  • Above-average antiphishing
  • Easy to use
  • Optimizes performance
  • Excellent malware blocking
  • Enhanced firewall
  • Excellent malware-blocking
  • Impressive malicious URL blocker
  • Bonus firewall booster
  • High malware blocking scores
  • Impressive internet security
  • Light and unobtrusive
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Free plan available
  • Proactive & reactive protection
  • Affordable pricing with discounts
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Zero impact on performance
  • Accurate spam filter
  • Powerful firewall
  • Powered by AI & machine learning
  • Reliable malware protection
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Specialized for Macs
  • Free trial
  • Protects up to 3 computers

Cons

  • Parental controls not included
  • Customer support lacking
  • Sporadic pop-ups
  • Spam filter inconsistent
  • Pricey
  • Complicated setup
  • Spam filter inconsistent
  • Only Ultimate Plan includes System Booster
  • Weak phishing protection
  • Installation is time-consuming
  • Pricey
  • Interface not intuitive
  • Poor virus removal
  • Removal costs extra
  • No phishing protection
  • No Mac protection
  • Aggressive site blocking
  • Only compatible with Windows
  • Slow full system scan
  • No network scanner
  • Personal use limited to 1 device
  • Windows protection only
  • No spam blocker
  • Requires Mac OS 10.8 or higher

Customer Support

Live 24/7 chat support
Free 24/7 support in all plans
Email, phone, & chat support
24/7 chat support
24/7 email & chat support
Chat support during business hours
Chat support only
Phone & email support
24/7 email, chat, & phone support
Email, phone, & chat support during business hours
Live chat & phone support

Operating Systems

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista

Windows XP

Windows 2000

MAC OS x

iOS

Android

Linux/Unix

Pricing Features

Free trial

Money back guarantee

Choose a Plan

Antivirus Basic

Security Deluxe

Norton Security Deluxe - 5 Devices

McAfee Total Protection 1 Device

McAfee Total Protection 5 Devices

McAfee Total Protection 10 Devices

Anti-Virus 2017

Internet Security

Total Security

Antivirus

Internet Security

Premium

Essential Antivirus

Pro Antivirus

Ultimate Antivirus

Antivirus+

Internet Security

Maximum Security

Pro Antivirus + Firewall

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2016

Standard Protection

Complete Protection

Thor Foresight Home

Thor Premium Home

Antivirus Plus 2018

Total Security 2018

Family Pack 2018

Personal 1 Year

Personal 2 Year

Household 1 Year

Family 1 Year

Household 2 Year

Family 2 Year

Mac Washing Machine

Mac Internet Security X9

Mac Washing Machine Secure X9

Content Barrier Secure X9

Mac Premium Bundle X9

Price per year

$19.99
$39.99
$49.99
$29.99
$39.99
$44.99
$39.95
$59.95
$79.95
$17.97
$29.98
$29.99
$19.95
$49.95
$69.95
$19.95
$49.95
$49.95
$19.95
$24.95
Free
$49.95 per year
$39.98
$49.98
$24.99
$34.99
$59.99
$29.00
$49.00
$69.00
$99.00
$109.00
$149.00
$29.99
$39.99
$55.99
$59.99
$69.99

Licence Duration

1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
Unlimited
3 months
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
2 years
1 year
2 years
2 years
2 years
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year

Number Of Computers

1
5
10
1
5
10
1
1
1
1
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
5
3
3
None
None
3
3
3
5
20
1
1
5
10
5
10
1
1
1
1
1

Advance Firewall

Anti-Ransomware

Blocks 250,000,000+ daily threats

Browser Manager

Disk Cleaner

Duplicates Removal

Hard Drive Accelerator

Mobile security (for both Android and iOS)

Password manager

PC Optimization Tools

PC Tune-Up

Secures privacy on social media

Start-Up Guard

Supports PC

System Booster

Virus Removal

Anti-spam

Anti-spyware

Anti-adware

Anti-malware

Real-time protection

Email protection

Firewall

Wi-Fi protection

Parental control

Identity protection

Supports Mac