List of Top 22 PC Antivirus By Their Origin Countries

In this internet age, antivirus is a must for every device that has an internet connectivity. But are you sure that the antivirus you are using is providing you the best level of security?

Apart from combating the viruses to prevent damaging your system, your antivirus needs to protect you on the internet to safeguard your sensitive information. Is your antivirus well equipped to fight the latest malware causing monetary loss, leaking private files and hacking online accounts? Here are the top PC antivirus and their origin countries that have the best features.



Check out Top PC Antivirus and their Origin Countries


1. BitDefender Antivirus Plus


Origin Country – Romania

Headquarter – Bucharest

Founder – Florin TalpeÅŸ


BitDefender is ranked as the best antivirus in the market by various security organizations and created a user base of over 500 million at present. Ranked to be the third in terms of revenue worldwide, it also bagged award of Best Performaning Antivirus Software for Windows in 2016 by AV-Test. 


2. Norton Antivirus


Origin Country – United States

Headquarters –  Mountain View, California

Founder – Gary Hendrix


Norton Antivirus, a product of Symantec Corporation received the Editor Choice Awards multiple times in recent years. FBI (Federal Bureau of investigation) uses their software for the ultimate level of cyber security.


3. Kaspersky Antivirus


Origin Country – Russia

Headquarter – Moscow

Founder – Eugene Kaspersky and Natalya Kaspersky,


This Russsian born antivirus has over 400 million users at present and ranks among top 5 antivirus software in the market. Real-time protection against every possible malicious attempt is the key for its popularity. PC World and PC Pro awarded it for its security performance in 2017.


4. Avast Pro Antivirus



Origin Country – Czech Republic

Headquarter – Prague

Founder – Pavel Baudiš and Eduard Kučera


Avast Pro Antivirus runs on all platforms like Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It is the most popular antivirus in 2017 having the largest market share which is available in 45 different languages.

5. McAfee Antivirus Plus



Origin Country – United States

Headquarter – Santa Clara, California

Founder – John McAfee


Surprisingly, McAfee Antivirus Plus is maintained by Intel Security. Being the oldest antivirus company in the world it has lost steam due to several controversies. Expert says this to be the best could-based data security software.


6. Eset NOD32 Antivirus



Origin Country – Slovakia

Headquarter – Bratislava

Founder – Rudolf Hrubý, Peter Paško, and Miroslav Trnka


Eset NOD32 Antivirus comes in two different version – Home and Business. Business Edition is extremely popular for Windows corporate users. 100 million users are there now, which has also received the certifiaction of ICSA Labs and VMware recognitions



7. Trend Micro Antivirus Plus



Origin Country – Japan 

Headquarter – Tokyo

Founder – Eva Chen


Once popular under PC-cillin brand and currently popular as cleanup antivirus as it deletes all the files that have virus instead of diagnosing them. Due to relatively less price and easy to use interface made it the most used antiviruses among developing country.


8. Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus



Origin Country – United States

Headquarter – Colorado

Founder – Steven Thomas


There is never ending list of endorsement and awrads for this most lightweight antivirus, which has been endorsed by multiple cyber security experts and received certification, corporate awards, and accolades from different renowned labs and magazines like PC mag. 


9. Avira Antivirus



Origin Country – Germany

Headquarter – Tettnang, Germany

Founder – Tjark Auerbach


Being the oldest antivirus in the market it grabs the sixth largest position according to market share which has over 100 million users now. Since its inception, it won multiple awards and the latest is "Product Of The Year" in 2016 by AV-Comparatives. 


10. F- Secure Antivirus


Origin Country – Finland

Headquarter – Helsinki

Founder – Petri Allas and Risto Siilasmaa

Creating a presence over 100 countries and 100 million customer base. Received the Most Innovative Antivirus Product Of 2017 Award from Ditial Citizen and Best Protection Award from AV-Test. 


11. AVG Antivirus


Origin Country – Czech Republic

Headquarter – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Founder – Jan Gritzbach and Tomáš Hofer

Popularity of AVG antivirus lies in its completely free services for its coustemer. This is a subsidary of Avast Software which is acquired it in the year 2016. In 2012 and 2015, it was declared as the best free antivirus in the world by PC Magazine and SoftChamp.


12. TrustPort Antivirus


Origin Country – Czech Republic

Headquarter – Brno

Founder – JiÃ…â„¢í Mrnuštík


Bagged various awards over the years from VB100, PCSL, AV-Comparatives and considered to be the best antivirus for networked computers. Furthermore, it has also received 5-star ratings from over 50 rating agencies for antivirus. 

13. Quick Heal Total Security Antivirus


Origin Country – India

Headquarter – Pune

Founder – Kailash Katkar


It is the only prominent Antivirus product from India and the brand received the Best Make In India Award in 2016. In 2017, it received the Best++ certification from AVLab.


14. Panda Antivirus Pro


Origin Country – Spain

Headquarter – Madrid

Founder – Mikel Urizarbarrena


A decade ago, it was the fourth largest antivirus product, but with time, the has slipped off its position. The quality has been intact, and hence, it received the 'Best Rate Protection in Real Time' award in 2015 and the Product of The Year in Spain in 2016. Currently, it has over 30 million users.


15. G Data Antivirus


Origin Country – Germany

Headquarter – Bochum

Founder – Kai Figge and Andreas Lüning

It is the first antivirus software that hit the market in 1985. The company received Innovative Cyber Security Company award. It has the highest rate of virus detection for new and unknown malware.


16. Immunet Protect


Origin Country – United States

Headquarter – California

Founder – Sandy Lerner


It is developed and maintained by Cisco Systems. It is a cloud-based free antivirus application. No updates are required, and it is actually the fastest antivirus to stop latest malware threats due to user reporting across the world. It was acquired by the network security company Sourcefire in 2011.


17. F-PROT Antivirus


Origin Country – Iceland

Headquarter –     Reykjavík

Founder – Friðrik Skúlason 


It is world's first antivirus software to use the currently popular heuristic engine. It is more popular as server side antivirus than home or business antivirus. The protection level competes with top antiviruses in the world and considered to be one of the best real time file system protector

18. Windows Defender


Origin Country – United States

Headquarter – Washington

Founder – Bill Gates and Paul Allen


It is the default Windows antivirus and popular for zero performance slow down. It was introduced with WIndows XP. It has been rated by the experts as the basic antivirus feature lacking advanced features. 


19. Sophos Antivirus


Origin Country – England

Headquarter – Oxfordshire

Founder – Jan Hruska and Peter Lammer


It is considered to be the best home-grown antivirus software in England. It has received the best Mobile Security Award by scoring 100% protection score in the competitive lab test. Its Home Edition is free for use. 


20. ZoneAlarm Pro Antivirus


Origin Country – Israel

Headquarter – Tel Aviv

Founder – Gil Shwed, Marius Nacht, and Shlomo Kramer


It is the only software that claims to provide 100% virus-free guarantee. It has won PCMag Editor's Choice Award in 2016. It is the only prominent antivirus product in Israel, and they have co-headquarter in San Carlos California. It has over 90 million users. 


21. Comodo Antivirus


Origin Country – United Kingdom

Headquarter – New Jersey, United States

Founder –  Melih AbdulhayoÄŸlu


Popularly known as CIS, Comodo Antivirus is more focused on providing you internet security. Most people use it because it is available for free and in partnership with Windows Defender. It has been received well by the cyber security experts and performed well in lab tests. 


22. Dr. Web Antivirus


Origin Country – Russia

Headquarter – Moscow

Founder – Igor Daniloff


It is the first antivirus released in Russia. It is used and recommended by Russian Defence Ministry. It is one of the cheapest antivirus available in the market. It supports all devices and operating system including Blackberry. It is one of the most used antiviruses in ATMs worldwide. 


If the antivirus you are using does not feature in this list, you must consider changing it as you should not comprise with your security. 



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