Learn About Best Antivirus for Windows 7
Learn the use of Microsoft Security Essentials for a Windows 7 PC and popular antivirus that can be used
To protect its users against the attack of malware, spyware and other computer viruses, Microsoft has introduced the Microsoft Security Essentials software. This can be downloaded free from the Microsoft website. You could also keep the virus database of your computer up-to-date with the updates sent by Microsoft. If you need to get the updates, you would be asked to register and only if your version of Windows 7 is genuine you would be registered. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly in the background and schedules scans when your system is idle. The security alerts would be displayed only when an action from your part is required. It is also easy to work with Microsoft Security Essentials as the user interfaces are very simple and efficient.
Various security software compatible with Windows 7 are as follows:
- avast! Professional Edition
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
- Norton AntiVirus 2011
avast! Professional Edition
avast! Professional Edition has state of the art antivirus and antispyware engine that provides better protection against malware, spyware, adware and all other computer viruses. It also features on access technology which checks for rootkit behavior in the kernel-mode drivers. The boot-time scanner feature allows the user to scan the system even before the operating system is started. The advantage of this feature is that virus will not be activated as Windows starts up. avast! Professional Edition is compatible with Windows 7 and requires only 100 MB of hard disk space.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 has a new improved easy-access desktop gadget. You could also install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 in a virus infected computer and remove the viruses easily. The real-time protection feature prevents the attack of malicious programs. You could also remove the detected infections easily from the computer. System Watcher is a new feature of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 which can monitor application activities to allow roll-back changes from malicious actions. This software is compatible with Windows 7 and you need to have about 480MB free hard drive space to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011.
Norton AntiVirus 2011 has improved capabilities to protect against viruses and spyware. It provides protection against the attack of malicious programs. This software has a reduced scan time, and also stops threats at the point of entry in to the system using a two-way firewall. Norton AntiVirus 2011 is compatible with the Windows 7 operating system and you require about 200MB of hard drive space to install the product.
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