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10 Best Antivirus for Windows 8.1

Best Antivirus for Windows 8.1??

You must be thinking I’ve gone crazy to be talking of Antivirus for a Windows version that has not even been rolled out as yet!!

Not quite. Eye rolling smile

Though the Windows 8.1 version (codenamed Windows Blue) is not yet officially out, you can have a quick dekko of it by downloading the Preview version of it and use it on your laptop, desktop or tablet till the full version becomes available. And that too completely FREE!!!

The promised Windows 8.1 which, according to Microsoft, will be a huge improvement over the running version, Windows 8, is expected to have features for better security, improvements in the UI and a lot better performance.



If you are computer buff or a diehard techie like me and cant resist the temptation of being one of the first ones to have a glimpse of Windows 8.1 (just like me), you can grab the preview version of it from the official Microsoft website.

Once you have that, you will need an antivirus which is completely compatible with the latest version of Windows Blue.

I am sure all those of you who have read me thus far fully understand the importance of having a good antivirus for your system.

Without further delay, here are the 10 best/ top Antivirus for Windows 8.1 for you according to me.

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10 Best Antivirus for Windows 8.1

Let me share with you all 10 best/ top Antivirus for Windows 8.1 here.


These best antivirus for Windows 8.1 are really capable of handling all possible threats to the system without your losing sleep over the same.

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Head on to the official website of Bitdefender and grab your copy of latest antivirus. The latest version will have 2013 added at the end of its name, making it easy for you to identify which version you need to get.

AVG – Best Antivirus for Windows 8.1

As soon as Windows 8 was released, AVG became the best antivirus for that. Now, it is available for Windows 8.1 as well. You can get the basic version of it absolutely free of cost. Of course, you will be required to pay if you choose to go with the Premium version of it.


Another well known name in this industry and its antivirus tool is compatible with Windows 8.1 as well. The software comes with lots of advance tools that will be providing your PC the required protection.


Quickheal has always been one of my all time favorites. And it has rarely ever disappointed me. It gives a feel of being completely protected and the UI is just awesome. Not only that, it is compatible with all known versions of Windows OS.


Inspite of its popularity, I somehow do not like this due to its screaming alarms of “Virus Found” and “Virus Database Updates”.  Inspite of that, the rest of the features present in it make it a worthy contender and find it a well deserved place in the list of 10 Best Antivirus for Windows 8.1. If you can live with its annoying alarms, go ahead and get it.


Symantec has a large and one of the oldest virus databases. They know about each and every virus known till now. And this database helps their antivirus tool to provide complete protection to the user.

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ESET recently updated their antivirus tool and now the latest version is compatible with Windows 8 and also the Windows 8.1. The software gives good feel and the sci-fi UI further increases trust of users on it.

Few more names which can be listed in the top 10 best Antivirus for Windows 8.1 list are

8. McAfee

9. Norton

10. Panda

Windows 8.1 will be out soon and you need to get an antivirus which will provide you protection against the various threats lurking in the cyberspace.

If you see any notable exclusions or omissions from this list of 10 Best Antivirus for Windows 8.1, write to us.

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About Ambika Choudhary Mahajan

Hi, I am Ambika. A hands-on, stay at home mom (by choice) to two cheeky devils. I am a freelance writer and eBook author turned blogger. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to get regular updates.


  1. Hi Raj, this a great list of antivirus for window 8, I would like to know whether you have used any of these…………… Please guide me………..
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  2. Hi Ambika

    Nice share. I am currently using Windows 8 . I made switch in March 2013 with special offer. Now after watching the reviews of the new windows 8.1 looks more promising and comes with more amazing features. They have reintroduced the start button. Well windows 8 has its own antivirus named Windows Defender which works just fine. Well I have not installed any antivirus in my PC but after reading this I think I am going to install one of them
    Thanks for the nice share. keep up the good work , would love to read more from you.
    Regards :)
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  3. Nice list of fine Antivirus. I personally would prefer eset or Bitdefender.
    Thanks for sharing Mam.
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  4. MSE failed to catch viruses on my personal computer and the computer of someone else in my family. I switched to Avast and have not been disappointed. It has saved me many times. AVG ruined my computer once before too. I’ve also seen reports where MSE scores lower than Avast and AVG. It should be fourth on this list at best.

  5. Right. Thanks for the post. I was looking for this type of content, and I’m positively surprised. I look forward to further entries on the subject.
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  6. thanks for sharing such a list.This helps the people to choose their favorite one.For me,all the things are related to Computer.So cant take risk for my data.
    I will also share it in my circle..:)

  7. thanks for sharing such a list.This helps the people to choose their favorite one.For me,all the things are related to Computer.So cant take risk for my data.
    I will also share it in my circle..:)

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