Using antivirus software on Windows® 7
The numbers of malware in existence have grown many times over the past couple of years. Malware tend to evolve with time to infect computers and cause damage Trojans, spyware, adware, worms etc. are some of the common types of malware and many versions of them exist and new ones are being discovered every day. Windows 7 is a new generation Operating System. Although, older infections would not do damage computers operating on Windows 7, newer Windows 7 specific malware might cause damage. In order to protect your Windows 7 from such deadly malware attacks, a good antivirus program must be installed and used. There are different types of antivirus programs available for Windows 7 and majority of them are very simple to use. The antivirus programs have simple interfaces so that users would be able to configure and use them well so as to get maximum protection. Windows 7 supports almost all kinds of antivirus programs and this means that users would be able to install and use any antivirus program with Windows 7 (and also with the in-built Windows Defender) without any issues such as software conflicts or clashes.
Following details mentioned below provides users more information about different types of antivirus programs available for Windows 7:
- Real time protection programs
- On-demand scanners
- Comprehensive suites
Real time protection programs
There are many antivirus programs that provide real time protection for computers operating on Windows 7. Windows 7 compatible antivirus programs such as Norton Antivirus, Avira Antivirus, Bit Defender, Kaspersky etc. can be all installed on the system to enhance system security. Such programs would be constantly running in the background and protecting the users from different kinds of malwares. Windows 7 users are advised to install antivirus programs that provide real time protection as malware would be stopped at initial stages itself before they can do any damage to the system.
On demand scanners for Windows 7 are also very popular. This type of antivirus program only works when users execute the software. On demand antivirus programs can be executed when users suspect that there is some malware activity within the system. On demand scanners that are compatible with Windows 7 include Malwarebytes Anti-malware, Eset NOD32 on demand scanner, HouseCall from Trend Micro etc. All of these products have many large numbers of virus definitions that would enable them to detect and remove malware from the system. As such on demand products would not be consuming system resources; they would not cause system slow down or decrease the performance of the system in anyway.
Comprehensive suites are those antivirus programs that combine two or more products into one. Such programs eliminate the need for installing two or more antivirus products on the system. Scanning with multiple programs can be time consuming and difficult which is why comprehensive suites such as PC Tools Internet Security, CA Internet Security Suite, K7 Total Security etc. are widely used by all kinds of users. Such products would protect users from online as well as offline threats and safeguard data on the system.
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