Details of antivirus software compatible with Windows® 7 64-bit version
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 has many advantages over other Windows based operating systems. Windows 7 makes the system more stable and secure compared to previous versions of Windows. Windows 7 also comes with in-built security software, Windows Defender and also a two-way firewall that filters out malicious content from the system. There are a very large number of malwares in existence such as Trojans, spyware, adware and worms. All of these infections can cause many issues when they infect the system and some complex malwares can even render the system inoperable.
The following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding consequences of not installing an antivirus product on a system with Windows 7 64-bit version:
- Data theft or loss
- Operating system corruption
- Decrease in performance or hardware malfunction
Data theft or loss
If Windows 7 64-bit version is not installed with a suitable antivirus program, malware such as spyware or Trojans may infect the system and steal valuable data. Such threats once infected will send out data to the malware sources and the data will be used for illegal purposes such as identity thefts, bank frauds and blackmailing. Some malware may even corrupt data stored on the hard disk of the system to an irretrievable form.
Operating system corruption
Without a good antivirus program, Windows 7 64-bit version installed on your computer will be always vulnerable. There are many malwares on the Internet that can get downloaded and installed on the system without any human intervention and such malware will corrupt the operating system beyond repair. In case users do not have the original installation disk of Windows 7 64-bit version, it will have to be purchased again.
A good antivirus program is essential a computer operating with Windows 7 64-bit version, working at optimum performance levels. If malware does get installed on the system, it will constantly be running in the background and consuming resources to slow down the system. Some malware may also infect the drivers installed on the system and cause errors with the hardware.
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