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List of Consumer AV Vendors (PC)

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

We usually include around 18 of the most well-known AV products in our public consumer 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 50 relatively well-known AV vendors of consumer security products, just to give you an impression that there are more products out there than most of the users even known/heard about. We have strictly limited the number of listed vendors, all of whom should fulfil certain requirements. These include keeping the product and the company website up to date, being included in VirusTotal, being integrated in Windows Security Center, participating in independent third-party tests, and avoiding deceptive practices.

In recent years, the AV software market started to consolidate, so there are fewer vendors than in past – several companies stopped their business, got aquired by other AV vendors or license now a third-party engine in their product instead of developing their own engine.

Vendors that currently hold an “Approved Consumer Product” (2017) certification by AV-Comparatives are written in bold.

VendorsWebsiteCountryThird Party Engine
Adawarehttp://www.adaware.comMaltaBitdefender
AhnLabhttp://global.ahnlab.comKorea
Antiyhttp://www.antiy.comChina
ArcaBithttp://www.arcabit.comPolandBitdefender
Avast / AVGhttp://www.avast.comCzech Republic
AVIRAhttp://www.avira.comGermany
BachKhoahttp://www.bkav.com.vnVietnam
Baiduhttp://global.baidu.comChinaAVIRA
Bitdefenderhttp://www.bitdefender.comRomania
BullGuardhttp://www.bullguard.comUKBitdefender
Check Pointhttp://www.zonealarm.comIsraelKaspersky
Cyrenhttp://www.cyren.comUSA
Comodohttp://www.comodo.comUSA
Dr. Webhttp://www.drweb.comRussia
Emsisofthttp://www.emsisoft.comNew ZealandBitdefender
eScanhttp://www.escanav.comIndiaBitdefender
ESEThttp://www.eset.comSlovakia
ESTsecurityhttps://www.estsecurity.comKoreaBitdefender
Filseclabhttp://www.filseclab.comChina
F-Securehttp://www.f-secure.comFinlandBitdefender
G DATAhttp://www.gdata.deGermanyBitdefender
HAURIhttp://www.hauri.netKoreaBitdefender
HitmanProhttp://www.hitmanpro.comUKBitdefender, Kaspersky, Sophos
Ikarushttp://www.ikarus.atAustria
Jiangminhttp://www.jiangmin.comChina
K7 Computinghttp://www.k7computing.comIndia
Kaspersky Labhttp://www.kaspersky.comRussia
Malwarebyteshttp://www.malwarebytes.orgUSA
McAfeehttp://www.mcafee.comUSA
Microsofthttps://www.microsoft.comUSA
Nano Antivirushttp://www.nanoav.ruRussia
nProtecthttp://www.nprotect.comKoreaBitdefender
Pandahttp://www.cloudantivirus.comSpain
PC Pitstophttp://www.pcpitstop.comUSA
Qihoo 360http://www.360totalsecurity.comChinaBitdefender, AVIRA
Quick Heal (TS)http://www.quickheal.comIndiaBitdefender
Risinghttp://www.rising.com.cnChina
SafeNSofthttp://www.safensoft.comRussiaBitdefender
Softspherehttp://www.softsphere.comRussia
Sophoshttp://www.sophos.comUK
SourceNext (ZSS)http://www.sourcenext.comJapanBitdefender
Symantec (Norton)http://www.symantec.comUSA
Tencenthttp://pcmgr-global.comChinaBitdefender
TG Softhttp://www.tgsoft.itItaly
TotalDefensehttp://www.totaldefense.comUSABitdefender
Trend Microhttp://www.trendmicro.comUSA / Japan
TrustPorthttp://www.trustport.comCzech RepublicBitdefender
VIPREhttp://www.vipreantivirus.comUSABitdefender
VirusBlokAdahttp://www.anti-virus.byBelarus
Webroothttp://www.webroot.comUSA