Some software will allow you to manually go through the programs installed on your PC and white list the ones you know are safe.
VoodooShield is a whitelisting app for your devices; when you're browsing the net, just put everything on quarantine (basically, locking down your computer) and only whitelist handful of apps you know you need to use. Once you're done browsing, you can then lift the lockdown and use your programs freely.
PC Matic provides a good antimalware protection application while optimizing your PC's performance for long periods of time without having to pay much attention to it. If you're a PC user who'd like to make the most out of his device, PC Matic could help your tremendously.
Cylance Smart Antivirus
Cylance is a cybersecurity expert that is unlike any other. In addition to being able to secure endpoints and prevent breaches, the antivirus software also taps into the capabilities of an intelligent threat prevention system, using it to identify and predict threats months before they are running rampant in the wild.
Avast Free Antivirus
Developed by Avast Software, Avast Free Antivirus provides an almost complete protection, minus a firewall and antispam features, to its users and is only available to internet-connected devices. It is also, as of 2017, the most popular antivirus on the market.
With over 500 million users as of 2017, Bitdefender Free is quite the popular antivirus of choice when it comes to Windows PCs. The program, particularly the premium version, offers a pretty complete package of digital protection.
360 Total Security
360 Total Security by Qihoo 360 is an exceptional antivirus that’s served as the go to solution for many over the years for all their system security needs. Offering an exceptional array of features, 360 Total Security hasn’t let its users down ever since it surfaced.
McAfee Total Protection
Touted as being the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, McAfee claims to protect 90 out of the 100 Fortune 100 companies, 82% of the world’s largest banks, and has over 300 million users across the globe.
Avast Internet Security
Avast Internet Security is one of the premium solutions that Avast Software has to offer. Unlike the free version, this antivirus offers a complete, tip-to-toe protection with some bonus features, such as an extra layer of anti-ransomware protection, included.