How to find your antivirus software type

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Windows 10

  1. Click Windows icon (Start button)
  2. Click Settings (Gear icon)
  3. Click "Update & Security"

Windows 7

  1. Click Windows icon (Start button)
  2. Type the word: Action
  3. Click "Action Center"
  4. Click the arrow button next to Security to expand the section.

If Windows can detect your antivirus software, it’s listed under "Virus protection".

Windows doesn’t detect all antivirus software, and some antivirus software doesn’t report its status to Windows. If your antivirus software isn’t displayed in Action Center and you’re not sure how to find it:

  1. Click the Windows icon (Start button) and type the word: Programs.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs and look through the list of installed programs for any antivirus or firewall programs.