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List of AV Vendors (PC)

We get sometimes asked why we do not test all AV’s out there. There exist several hundred (several thousand worldwide, if we would count every rebranded security software or other various products providing some form of security).

We usually include only about 16-20 of the most well-known AV products in our public main test-series. Some other can be found in our single product tests, several more are getting tested only internally.

Below you can find a list of about 100 relatively well-known AV vendors, just to give you an impression that there are more products out there then most of the users even known/heard about.

You can send us suggestions for other AV vendors to include in this list. Please use the contact form.

Vendors
Website
Country
Third Party Engine
Agnitum (Outpost)http://www.agnitum.comRussia
AhnLab (V3)http://global.ahnlab.comKorea
Antiyhttp://www.antiy.comChina
ArcaBithttp://www.arcabit.comPoland
Ashampoohttp://www.ashampoo.comGermanyBitdefender, Emsisoft
avast!http://www.avast.comCzech Republic
AVGhttp://www.avg.comCzech Republic
AVIRAhttp://www.avira.comGermany
aVtomichttp://www.avtomic.comItalyNorman
BachKhoahttp://www.bkav.com.vnVietnam
Baiduhttp://sd.baidu.comChinaAVIRA
BeyondTrust (eEye)http://www.beyondtrust.comUSA
BitDefenderhttp://www.bitdefender.comRomania
Bluepointhttp://www.bluepointsecurity.comUSA
BullGuardhttp://www.bullguard.comUKBitdefender
ByteHerohttp://www.bytehero.comChina
Cerberhttp://www.cerberav.comSpain
Checkpoint (ZoneAlarm)http://www.zonealarm.comIsraelKaspersky
Cyren (Commtouch)http://www.cyren.comUSA
Comodohttp://www.comodo.comUSA
Defenxhttp://www.defenx.comSwitzerlandAgnitum
Digital Defenderhttp://www.digital-defender.comUKSophos
Dr. Webhttp://www.drweb.comRussia
Emsisofthttp://www.emsisoft.comAustriaBitdefender
eScanhttp://www.escanav.comIndiaBitdefender
ESEThttp://www.eset.comSlovakia
EstSoft (ALYac, Roboscan)http://alyac.altools.co.krKoreaBitdefender
Filseclab (Twister)http://www.filseclab.comChina
Fortinethttp://www.fortinet.comUSA
F-Securehttp://www.f-secure.comFinlandBitdefender
G DATAhttp://www.gdata.deGermanyBitdefender
HackSofthttp://www.hacksoft.com.pePeru
HAURI (ViRobot)http://www.hauri.netKoreaBitdefender
Ikarushttp://www.ikarus.atAustria
IMENhttp://www.imenantivirus.comIranBitdefender
Immunethttp://www.immunet.comUSABitdefender
INPAGhttp://www.inpagantivirus.comIndonesia
iolohttp://www.iolo.comUSACyren
Jiangminhttp://www.jiangmin.comChina
K7http://www.k7computing.comIndia
Kaspersky Labhttp://www.kaspersky.comRussia
Kingsofthttp://www.kingsoft.comChinaBitdefender
KromTechhttp://www.zeobit.comGermanyAVIRA
Lavasoft (Ad-Aware)http://www.lavasoft.comMaltaBitdefender
Lumensionhttp://www.lumension.comUSANorman
Malwarebyteshttp://www.malwarebytes.orgUSA
McAfeehttp://www.mcafee.comUSA
Micropointhttp://www.micropoint.com.cnChina
Microsofthttp://windows.microsoft.com/MSEUSA
Moosofthttp://www.moosoft.comUSA
Msecurehttp://msecuredatalabs.comUSAIkarus
Nano Antivirushttp://www.nanoav.ruRussia
Netgatehttp://www.netgate.skSlovakia
Niftyhttp://www.nifty.co.jpJapanKaspersky
Normanhttp://www.norman.comNorway
nProtecthttp://www.nprotect.comKoreaBitdefender
Pandahttp://www.cloudantivirus.comSpain
PC PitStophttp://www.pcpitstop.comUSAVipre
Preventonhttp://www.preventon.comUKAVIRA
Proactive Patrolhttp://www.proactivepatrol.comUSA
PSafehttp://www.psafe.comBrazilBitdefender
Qihoohttp://sd.360.cnChinaBitdefender, AVIRA
QuickHealhttp://www.quickheal.comIndia
Risinghttp://www.rising.com.cnChina
SafeNSofthttp://www.safensoft.comRussiaBitdefender
Sanlen Security (AnTieNuo)http://www.sanlen.comChina
SecurityCoverage (SecureIT)http://www.securitycoverage.comUSABitdefender
Senvirahttp://senvira.comCanadaSophos
SmartCOPhttp://www.s-cop.comIndia
Softsphere (DefenseWall)http://www.softsphere.comRussia
Sophoshttp://www.sophos.comUK
Sourcefire (ClamAV)http://www.clamav.netUSA
SourceNexthttp://www.sourcenext.comJapanBitdefender
SurfRight (HitmanPro)http://www.surfright.nlNetherlandsBitdefender, Emsisoft, Ikarus
Symantec (Norton)http://www.symantec.comUSA
Tencenthttp://guanjia.qq.comChinaAVIRA
TG Soft (VirIT)http://www.tgsoft.itItaly
ThreatTrack Viprehttp://www.vipreantivirus.comUSA
TotalDefensehttp://www.totaldefense.comUSA
Trend Microhttp://www.trendmicro.comJapan
TrojanHunter (Mischel)http://www.trojanhunter.comUK
TrustPorthttp://www.trustport.comCzech RepublicBitdefender, AVG
UnThreathttp://www.unthreat.comUSAVipre
UtilToolhttp://www.utiltool.comUKSophos
VexxGuardhttp://www.vexxguard.comUSASophos
VirusBlokAda (VBA32)http://www.anti-virus.byBelarus
VirusChaserhttp://www.vccn.com.cnChinaBitdefender
Webroothttp://www.webroot.comUSA
Websensehttp://www.websense.comUSA
ZenOKhttp://www.zenok.comNetherlandsBitdefender
Zonerhttp://www.zonerantivirus.comCzech RepublicAVG

A list of rogue software (scareware, fake/fraudolent antivirus software, etc.) can be found here (external link).

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