As we know, Microsoft Windows 7 has been released to the worldwide in October 2009. Suddenly, one question pops in my head, “Are all the Free antivirus and Antispyware software compatible with Windows 7?”
I guess most of us as home PC users love to use free software. However, you need to have the right antivirus software installed on your PC or laptop to get rid of stubborn virus, malware. Today I will introduce 3 best rated free antivirus software which support Windows 7 and you just pay $0 to download and use them.
Microsoft Security Essentials
New free antivirus software created by Microsoft to replace Windows Live OneCare. MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) was officially announced in June 2009 and was finally released in late of September 2009. MSE is easy to install with automatic updates available. It provides real-time malware protection for PC which suitable to combat with viruses, spyware and malware. The rating for Microsoft Security Essentials is impressively high and beat over other free antivirus solution providers such as AVG and AVIRA.
According to AV-Comparatives, the capabilities of the MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) is far better than AVG Antivirus Free Edition 9.0 and Free Avira Antivir Personal. The test mainly focused on the capabilities to remove malware and viruses cleaning. Please refer to the result below and as you can seen, MSE is the best free antivirus among the other popular famous free antivirus software.
For your info, Microsoft Security Essentials runs very quietly and efficiently at the background and without much interaction required by the user.
Download Microsoft Security Essentials version 1.0 for free
My Favorite Free Antivirus Software – Avira Antivir Personal
Avira Antivir is a very popular and highly rated free antivirus program because of its faster scanning and efficiency in removing autorun malware. Avira Antivir also very light on system resources and provide real-time protection same as MSE. I personally use Free Avira Antivir on my laptop and so far it works like a charm and I don’t find any problem in using Avira Antivir. You can download the latest Free Avira Antivir version 9 which specially designed for private use and of course, it supports Windows 7.
Download Avira Antivir Personal Edition 9.0 for free
AVG Antivirus Free Edition 9.0
Who can forget the very popular free antivirus software – AVG Antivirus. AVG also offers free antispyware protection and you are able customize the interface to suit your taste. One of my laptop is installed with AVG Antivirus Free Edition and I feel satisfied with its performance. However, I love to use Avira Antivir personal Free edition comparing to AVG Antivirus because I found out that AVG takes more system resources than Avira. Other than that, no other issues found in AVG.
Download AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0 for free
Which antivirus software did you use now? Free or the paid one? Do you satisfied with their performance? Kindly share your opinion.