Antivirus and Firewall Software for Windows® 7
Antivirus is a security program installed in a computer to protect it from the attack of viruses, Trojans, spywares, adware and other worms. Many companies are now here with a number of antivirus programs. Windows 7 can support most of the antivirus software available in the market. The most commonly used antivirus in Windows 7 is avast! Antivirus. The in-built antirootkit and antispyware technology, strong self protection, automatic updates and antivirus kernel are main features of avast! Antivirus. Panda, Norton, AVG, McAfee, etc. are the other brands that offer Windows 7 compatible antivirus tools. Windows firewall is a software component in Windows operating systems which delivers the packet filtering function and firewall security. Windows firewall can protect your computer from hackers and malicious software programs. Windows firewall stops the incoming traffic which does not matches to either traffic sent in response to a request of the computer or voluntary traffic that has been specified as allowed.
Below mentioned are the different antivirus and firewall software programs that are supported by Windows 7 system:
- Comodo Internet Security
- PC Tools Firewall Plus
- Windows 7 built-in firewall
Comodo Internet Security
Comodo Internet Security includes Comodo Firewall and Comodo Antivirus software programs. The installation of Comodo Internet Security is very simple and it does not have any complex configuration issues. It can prevent any malware from entering into your computer and offers default deny protection. Comodo Firewall can produce personalized alerts and it updates automatically. Comodo Firewall provides an excellent Wi-Fi security. It keeps you and your personal data secure and protected from others while you are in a public Wi-Fi location.
PC Tools Firewall Plus
PC Tools Firewall Plus arrives with a predefined firewall protection profile. The comprehensive network shielding and automatic application blocking keeps your system protected from the hackers and malware. This edition facilitates the experienced users to create and edit the advanced packet filtering rules. It provides fine grained control over ingrained and out grained traffics. PC Tools Firewall Plus is very user-friendly and can be used by anyone. It does not make any interruption while playing games.
Windows in-built firewall allows you to select whether you are on a public network, home network or work network. Windows 7 operating system permits you to configure the settings for each network type individually. The firewall layout or UI has been improved in Windows 7. If this Windows firewall is active, then it monitors all the network traffic on the connections. In case of any emergency, the firewall vigorously opens ports which allow the computer to obtain traffic which you have purposely requested.
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