Antivirus programs are integral part of the systems today. Almost every computer is running on paid or free version of different type of antivirus. However, the most important question is that if your antivirus software is efficient enough to save your machine from different threats?
Actually, there are so many products available in the market and on the internet for download that most of the people are confused on which product to use and which to dodge. Moreover, if you have a Windows 7 system then compatibility of the program is also very necessary before you pay or download anything.
Practically speaking, no antivirus is free as even if you download a free version, it comes at a cost of your internet usage charges i.e. the data transfer (download and upload) charges. Therefore, choosing a better antivirus program is necessary to save your computer and to get the type of security features you are paying for.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
AVG’s free edition is one of the most popular antivirus programs available under the free tag. It is highly secure and blends with Windows 7 perfectly.
Many people are using AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition in their Windows 7 machines and have never had any problem. It is on this list because of the official compatibility with Microsoft and the additional security features that it offers.
Avira AntiVir Personal Edition
Avira is another free antivirus program which is highly compatible with Window 7 systems. It is also gaining popularity due to the user friendly interface and an ability to protect the computer from most of the threats.
Avira AntiVir Personal Edition also keeps itself up-to-date to the new virus and malware threats.
Everybody knows about Norton. Some years back it was the only antivirus that people knew about but now due to competition and slow speed of this antivirus it had faded away.
However, Norton Antivirus has shown some serious capabilities and is in list of Microsoft of compatible antivirus programs with Windows 7. Moreover, Norton also provides anti- spyware protection for better security.
Avast! AntiVirus Home
This antivirus software also works just fine and is used by a lot of people because of its sleekness and speed. However, some users have reported about the threats Avast! Antivirus Home edition cannot handle but overall it is a very secure tool.
You also get an Anti-spyware protection feature with Avast! And obviously, it is compatible with Windows 7.
Kaspersky is also one of the most popular antivirus programs on the list. People prefer this protection tool because of the ease of use and its popularity.
You can use the free or paid version but it tends to make the system slow so install it in a system with heavy computing abilities. However, it is compatible with Windows 7 and is our choice after AVG because of the user support it offers.
This is our list of what we think are the most suitable free editions of antivirus programs to be used with a Windows 7 machine. You can select the one you find the best and download it on freeware.