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Antivirus Vendors

From Mary Landesman, your guide to Antivirus Software, an alphabetical listing of antivirus vendors offering a wide range of features and services.
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Half of Anti-Virus Apps Fail to Block Zero-Day Malware
Most AV products needed at least 2 days to detect the malware A research conducted by security company Lastline Labs revealed that no less than 49 percent of the anti-virus solutions currently on the market fail to detect and block zero-day malware, meaning that in most cases, computers running such products could be vulnerable to exploits.

McAfee Delivers on Free Mobile Security for Consumers
McAfee announced that its full-featured version of McAfee Mobile Security is available for free in 30 languages for both Android and iOS consumers.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus (2014 edition)
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2014 is equipped with the following features:

ESET Smart Security 7 (2014 edition)
ESET Smart Security 2014 is equipped with the following features:

5 Things I Like About McAfee’s LiveSafe
Earlier this year, McAfee and Intel developed a comprehensive security solution called McAfee LiveSafe. McAfee LiveSafe gives you peace of mind.

Shadow IT – Trends Impacting Your Security Posture
Shadow IT is a term used by IT professionals to describe IT systems and solutions used by employees without organizational approval. SaaS solutions are popular with employees.

Shadow IT – Trends Impacting Your Security Posture
Shadow IT is a term used by IT professionals to describe IT systems and solutions used by employees without organizational approval. SaaS solutions are popular with employees.

ESET Mobile Security for Android -- Free Version

ESET Mobile Security Premium for Android

F-Secure ANTI-VIRUS

F-Secure Internet Security 2014

Norton Mobile Security
Protecting your privacy and data can be tricky with mobile devices. You first must start out with a solid, antivirus solution. The question is, which one should you get? There are plenty of bad ones out there that you should avoid. However, Google Play offers really good ones such as avast! Mobile Security. Another great solution is Norton Mobile Security.

McAfee Mobile Securit
Mobile devices are vulnerable to theft or loss, which can put you in danger as someone can access your personal information. One way to secure your identity and protect your device from malware attacks is by using a dependable, reputable mobile security application such as McAfee Mobile Security.

Norton Mobile Security Features
Norton Mobile Security is a solid security solution that offers numerous benefits for both Android and iOS mobile device users. Some of the benefits you will enjoy with Norton Mobile Security include malware protection, lost device relocation, and data backup and restore functions.

Top Android Antivirus Applications
One way to secure your identity and protect your device from malware attacks is by using a mobile security application. The following are some of the highest ranked Android security applications which are rated by Google Play users.

Bitdefender, Romania, and the Dragon-Wolf
The story of how a company and a country help honor and define one another.

Top Android Antivirus Applications -- Part Two
One way to secure your identity and protect your device from malware attacks is by using a mobile security application. The following are some of the highest ranked Android security applications which are rated by Google Play users.

AhnLab, Inc.

AVG AntiVirus FREE
Mobile devices are increasingly targeted by cyber criminals and malware. In addition, mobile devices are vulnerable to theft or loss, which can put you in danger as someone can access your personal information. For Android users, one of the best security applications is AVG AntiVirus FREE.

ZeroKnowledge
Freedom Anti-Virus is an integrated solution that includes cookie blocking, privacy protection, and ad blocking.

Agnitum

ALWIL

AVAST Software (formerly ALWIL)

CA Technologies

CAT Computer Services

Aladdin Knowledge Systems

VirusBuster
Hungarian developers of VirusBuster for Windows (95/98/Me), VBShield for Novell NetWare and VirusBuster MailShield for SMTP.

AVG Technologies (formerly Grisoft)

Quick Heal Technologies

Avira GmbH (formerly H+BEDV)

VCatch
VCatch specializes in malicious mobile code, even providing solutions for virus-prone P2P filesharing.

Trend Micro
PC-Cillin is just one of the products offered by Trend to protect your PC from malicious code.

BitDefender

Symantec
Symantec's Norton Antivirus defends desktops and servers from the threat of computer viruses.

Bullguard

Computer Associates

Sybari
Developers of Antigen, Sybari offers antivirus solutions for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and SharePoint.

Stiller Researcher
Wolfang Stiller's Integrity Master protects files by preventing modifications.

Central Command

Sophos
Taking a less traditional approach, Sophos specializes in detection rather than disinfection of computer viruses.

SafeTNet
Pelican Software's SafeTNet provides behavior blocking of files on the local drive and prevents hostile Javascript and VBScripts from modifying your system registry.

Proland Software
Protector Plus Antivirus, developed by Proland Software, defends a wide range of Windows platforms, MS-DOS, and NetWare.

PER Antivirus
Antivirus software for the International audience: Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Spain, and Italy for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 with Email Protection.

Panda Software
Panda develops a range of antivirus solutions, from home use to large enterprise. Script blocking and attachment filtering are two features separating their desktop product from the pack.

Coranti, Inc.

Norman Data Defense
Specializing in access and virus control, Norman Data Defense provides traditional virus signature scanning with behavior blocking.

Softwin
Developed by SOFTWIN, BitDefender incorporates email and Internet monitoring with traditional antivirus software.

NetZ Computing, Ltd.
Billed as self-sufficient protection, InVircible, by NetZ Computing, Ltd. is pure behavior-blocking based on integrity checking.

Network Associates
Better known as McAfee, Network Associates develops a full line of anti-virus and firewall products for a wide array of platforms.

MKS Sp z o.o.
MKS is a Polish antivirus firm developing mks_vir.

Command Software Systems, Inc.
Command Software Systems produces Command Antivirus, a complete line of enterprise antivirus software built upon the F-Prot scan engine.

Mikko Technology
File Protector 2000 Special Edition v1.19, hides and protects files and folders in various ways for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000.

Command Software Systems, Inc.
Command Software Systems produces Command Antivirus, a complete line of enterprise antivirus software built upon the F-Prot scan engine.

MicroWorld Technologies, Inc.
MicroWorld develops eScan, an enterprise antivirus solution, and MailScan, content security software that scans e-mail, attachments, and web pages.

Antivirus: There to Help You Help Yourself
Is antivirus software dead or dying? Some say yes. Others believe that antivirus can and will offer great protection - if users are open to change.

NOD32
From Eset, NOD32 is a tiny antivirus product that packs a powerful punch. NOD32 has received more VB100% awards than any other product in history.

Immunet: Free Cloud and Community Based Antivirus
The free Immunet Protect antivirus is community-based in-the-cloud antivirus for PCs.

Kaspersky
Russian developer Kaspersky provides antivirus protection for Microsoft and Linux platforms. Unique online scanner allows single files to be uploaded and scanned.

Antivirus Prevalence Lists: Useful or Not?
Inforworld magazine reports that "Security vendor PC Tools has questioned the usefulness of the threat lists used by many security companies to warn of current malware attacks." In the past three years, the threat landscape has changed dramatically. So why have these antivirus vendor prevalence lists stood still?

Dr.Web
Russian developers Dr.Web provide antivirus software for Windows desktops, Novell, OS/2, LINUX, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

Trend Micro Patent Suits Few
A decade old patent award continues to raise cries of foul. The controversial patent filed by Trend Micro in September 1995 involved using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), a computer and an antivirus scanner.

Dr.Web
Russian developers Dr.Web provide antivirus software for Windows desktops, Novell, OS/2, LINUX, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

H+BEDV
H+BDEV provides AntiVir software for everything from DOS to Exchange servers. AntiVir for Linux and FreeBSD as well as AntiVir Personal Edition 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP are available free for personal use.

Hauri
Korean-based HAURI, Inc. is an anti-virus and data recovery solution company. Their product, ViRobot, is available for desktops, servers, and as an SDK.

Finjan Software
Makers of SurfinGuard, Finjan protects Windows 32-bit platforms against Internet-borne threats such as ActiveX and Javascript.

Finjan Software
Makers of SurfinGuard, Finjan protects Windows 32-bit platforms against Internet-borne threats such as ActiveX and Javascript.

Hacksoft
From Peru, antivirus software for DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, 98, NT and NetWare. Website/products in Spanish language version only.

Frisk Software
FRISK Software produces F-Prot Antivirus. The F-Prot scanning engine is widely used in other antivirus products, but is also available directly from FRISK Software Ffor Exchange, Linux, BSD, AIX, Windows, and DOS.

Frisk Software
FRISK Software produces F-Prot Antivirus. The F-Prot scanning engine is widely used in other antivirus products, but is also available directly from FRISK Software Ffor Exchange, Linux, BSD, AIX, Windows, and DOS.

Grisoft
Grisoft, developers of AVG, provides one of the few free antivirus scanners left on the market. In addition to their free desktop scanner, AVG is available in Professional and server editions.

Eset Software
Makers of NOD32, a tiny antivirus product that packs a powerful punch. NOD32 has received more VB100% awards than any other product in history.

F-Secure
Taking a managed security approach, F-Secure provides service and protection for a wide array of platforms using multiple scan engines.

F-Secure
Taking a managed security approach, F-Secure provides service and protection for a wide array of platforms using multiple scan engines.

GFI Mail Essentials
Mail Essentials provides email content checking, antivirus software, and spam blocking for Microsoft Exchange and SMTP.

G Data
German-based G Data develops AntiVirenKit.

G Data
German-based G Data develops AntiVirenKit.

GeCAD Software
GeCAD Software develops RAV antivirus software, including a free online virus scanner, adult content blocking, spam filtering, and plugins for many popular IM programs.

GeCAD Software
GeCAD Software develops RAV antivirus software, including a free online virus scanner, adult content blocking, spam filtering, and plugins for many popular IM programs.

GFI Mail Essentials
Mail Essentials provides email content checking, antivirus software, and spam blocking for Microsoft Exchange and SMTP.

Grisoft
Grisoft, developers of AVG, provides one of the few free antivirus scanners left on the market. In addition to their free desktop scanner, AVG is available in Professional and server editions.

Hacksoft
From Peru, antivirus software for DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, 98, NT and NetWare. Website/products in Spanish language version only.

Hauri
Korean-based HAURI, Inc. is an anti-virus and data recovery solution company. Their product, ViRobot, is available for desktops, servers, and as an SDK.

H+BEDV
H+BDEV provides AntiVir software for everything from DOS to Exchange servers. AntiVir for Linux and FreeBSD as well as AntiVir Personal Edition 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP are available free for personal use.

Kaspersky
Russian developer Kaspersky provides antivirus protection for Microsoft and Linux platforms. Unique online scanner allows single files to be uploaded and scanned.

MicroWorld Technologies, Inc.
MicroWorld develops eScan, an enterprise antivirus solution, and MailScan, content security software that scans e-mail, attachments, and web pages.

Mikko Technology
File Protector 2000 Special Edition v1.19, hides and protects files and folders in various ways for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000.

MKS Sp z o.o.
MKS is a Polish antivirus firm developing mks_vir.

Network Associates
Better known as McAfee, Network Associates develops a full line of anti-virus and firewall products for a wide array of platforms.

NetZ Computing, Ltd.
Billed as self-sufficient protection, InVircible, by NetZ Computing, Ltd. is pure behavior-blocking based on integrity checking.

Norman Data Defense
Specializing in access and virus control, Norman Data Defense provides traditional virus signature scanning with behavior blocking.

Panda Software
Panda develops a range of antivirus solutions, from home use to large enterprise. Script blocking and attachment filtering are two features separating their desktop product from the pack.

PER Antivirus
Antivirus software for the International audience: Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Spain, and Italy for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 with Email Protection.

Proland Software
Protector Plus Antivirus, developed by Proland Software, defends a wide range of Windows platforms, MS-DOS, and NetWare.

SafeTNet
Pelican Software's SafeTNet provides behavior blocking of files on the local drive and prevents hostile Javascript and VBScripts from modifying your system registry.

Sophos
Taking a less traditional approach, Sophos specializes in detection rather than disinfection of computer viruses.

Stiller Researcher
Wolfang Stiller's Integrity Master protects files by preventing modifications.

Sybari
Developers of Antigen, Sybari offers antivirus solutions for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and SharePoint.

Symantec
Symantec's Norton Antivirus defends desktops and servers from the threat of computer viruses.

Trend Micro
PC-Cillin is just one of the products offered by Trend to protect your PC from malicious code.

VCatch
VCatch specializes in malicious mobile code, even providing solutions for virus-prone P2P filesharing.

VirusBuster
Hungarian developers of VirusBuster for Windows (95/98/Me), VBShield for Novell NetWare and VirusBuster MailShield for SMTP.

ZeroKnowledge
Freedom Anti-Virus is an integrated solution that includes cookie blocking, privacy protection, and ad blocking.

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