Compatible antivirus software for Windows® 7
What are the types of compatible antivirus software in Windows 7?
Windows 7 comes with high end user interfaces and numerous features to support users. The new features include a JumpList allowing the user to quickly access frequently used programs even if the user is working with another program. The Thumbnail preview feature allows the user to preview the status or progress of operation in an application that is kept minimized on the taskbar by just pointing the cursor to the icon of the application on the taskbar. Aero interface that was introduced in Windows Vista is carried onto Windows 7 with more improvements like Aero Peek and Aero Snap. Microsoft has also increased the security features of the operating system and you can download and install additional antivirus software to protect your computer.
Antivirus software compatible with Windows 7 and their benefits are:
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Avast Professional Edition
- Norton AntiVirus 2011
Microsoft security essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free security software from Microsoft that can be used to block the attack of malicious virus programs. This application is compatible with Windows 7 and you can download updates for the virus database. You need to register your copy of Windows 7 on Microsoft website to receive updates. Microsoft Security Essentials is user friendly and it works quietly in the background without disturbing the user.
Avast Professional Edition
Avast Professional Edition is one of the most commonly used antivirus software especially by home users because of its efficiency in blocking the attack of malware and spyware while the user is on the Internet. The 'on access' technology in Avast tests the kernel-mode drivers for rootkit behavior. Avast Professional Edition is compatible with Windows 7 and requires only 100MB of hard disk space to install its components. You can even start scanning before the system is booted by using the boot time scanner that prevents the activation of viruses in start up operation.
Norton is antivirus software from Symantec Corporation and it has released its Windows 7 compatible antivirus software, which is Norton AntiVirus 2011. The two-way firewall and the real-time scanner protects your computer from the invasion of viruses while you are surfing through the Internet. The user can also effectively schedule virus scans and these will be carried out by the software without interfering in the work of the user. You will need free space of 200MB to install the software in your computer.