Types of virus protection software in Windows® 7
What are types of compatible virus protection software in Windows 7?
Security and privacy theft is a great issue in the computer world today. Spyware, malware and other viruses are spreading at a dangerous rate. The new advanced operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7 comes with features to protect your data and prevent attacks from viruses. The in-built security features like Windows Firewall helps Windows 7 protect the computer from malicious viruses. The Windows 7 also provides encryption for data on the hard drive using BitLocker software and the user can also keep encrypted data secure using password protection. This operating system is also very user friendly, so it is very easy to use the security applications in Windows 7. Many viruses attack the computer through the execution of programs without the consent of the user, but AppLocker software prohibits this kind of program execution by providing a notification for the user to when and where a program starts to execute.
The different virus protection softwares compatible with Windows 7 are:
- Windows Defender
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
- McAfee Total Protection 2011
Windows Defender is a virus protection software provided by Microsoft for use in Windows 7. It protects the computer from spyware, that steals information from your computer. Spyware also reduces system performances and starts numerous advertisements on the system. The real time protection feature in Windows Defender monitors the computer and deletes all the malicious programs as soon as they are detected.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
Kaspersky has introduced its latest virus protection software that is compatible with Windows 7. This software is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011. The main advantage of this new software is that you can even install it on a computer that is already under the attack of viruses and remove the dangerous viruses. This software also features a real-time scanner which can detect and destroy virus programs as soon as they try to invade the system.
McAfee is a fast and effective virus protection tool and it does not slow down the performance of your system. It is compatible with both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 7. The minimum requirements to install McAfee Total Protection 2011 are a processor with a speed of 1GHz, a 256MB RAM and a 200MB of hard disk space to install its components. Active Protection technology in McAfee is able to detect and block threats the moment they appear on your computer.