CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Antivirus Expert Review

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    Our Verdict

    A relatively new cybersecurity company, CrowdStrike was formed in 2011 to combat online threats. As specialists in endpoint security, their antivirus choices are detailed and extensive.

    If you’re looking for straightforward day-to-day antivirus protection, there’s a Pro option. Otherwise, you’ll find equally suitable software from Trend Micro should do the trick.


    • Next-generation protection
    • Machine learning detects and prevents threats
    • Utilizes the MITRE ATT&CK framework


    • May be overkill for routine antivirus needs
    • Pay for components you may not need
    • More suitable for businesses than individuals
    • Prohibitively priced for routine use
    • Other subscriptions needed to make the most of the service

    Overview of CrowdStrike

    CrowdStrike’s mission statement is to protect customers from threats before they develop, and their products reflect this. They also boast plenty of awards and third-party validation. 

    Clearly, if you’re looking for in-depth online security, CrowdStrike is the way to go. Just keep your budget in mind; this option could be more than you actually need.

    How to Set It Up and Uninstall

    1. Activate your account via email.
    2. Download and install the agent from the main website.
    3. Confirm that the sensor is running (use command prompt and ‘$ sc query csagent’).
    4. Verify sensor visibility in the cloud via the main website.

    Uninstallation is done via the add/remove programs section on Windows, and via command input on Mac.


    With CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection, you’re not just getting antivirus protection, but access to a whole fleet of security updates and modules. If you’re only concerned with standard online protection, the Falcon Pro subscription is a basic option. 

    Otherwise, there are several other modules, all with progressively more detailed protection.


    Money-back GuaranteeNo
    Free VersionYes
    PlatfomWindows, Windows Server, macOS and Linux
    Parental Control No
    Email ProtectionYes
    VPN ServicesNo
    Smart Phone OptimizerNo
    USD Virus ScansYes
    Automated Virus ScansYes
    Game ModeNo
    Safe BrowserYes
    Passive ModeYes

    Threat Protection

    Adware PreventionYes


    Since CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection is available in several flavors, the scanning options differ. Generally speaking, the software constantly scans for threats to take preemptive action.


    PlanPriceNumber of DevicesTop Features
    Falcon Pro$8.99 per endpoint/month5-250 endpointsNext-generation antivirus
    Falcon Enterprise$15.99 per endpoint/month5-250 endpointsEndpoint detection and response
    Falcon Premium$18.99 per endpoint/month5-250 endpointsIT hygiene 
    Falcon CompleteInquire about pricing5-250 endpointsFull endpoint security delivered as a service, with Breach Prevention Warranty


    No discounts were available at the time of writing. However, it’s possible to request a free trial of the next-generation antivirus. Keep in mind, this request can take upwards of three days to process.

    Privacy and Security

    Privacy - All levels of CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection offer excellent privacy settings, from basic passive scanning to threat management detection.

    Security - Simply put, the more money you spend, the more secure your system will be. The Falcon Pro Antivirus tier provides straightforward protection, whereas Falcon Complete is practically impenetrable.

    Performance and Protection

    Depending on how much you spend affects the level of protection available.

    Malware Protection

    CrowdStrike implements machine learning to counter malware threats.

    Ransomware Detection

    Endpoint Protection ensures ransomware doesn’t get a foothold on your system.

    Phishing Detection

    Behavioral detection helps keep your browsing safe from cyber attacks.

    Spyware Detection

    Part and parcel of the Falcon Next-Generation Antivirus.

    Firewall Protection

    Advanced Indicator of Attack (IOA) techniques provide security online.

    Lab Test Results

    CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection is rated as a top-performing EDR solution in MITRE

    ATT&CK Adversary Emulation Tests. Gartner also named it a leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

    Ease of Use and Interface

    CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Antivirus relies on cloud technology, so you have to access the user-interface via the main website. Once you have that, you’ll find a clean, sleek UI design. Main functions (eg. dashboard, search) are displayed along the left-hand side, which in turn opens up further options in the central section.

    Customer Support

    CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection comes with various customer support options, from live chat to a dedicated phone line. There’s also an urgent hotline available for different countries, which is especially handy.