Antivirus software is used to prevent, detect and remove malware, including computer viruses, worms, and trojan horses. Such programs may also prevent and remove adware , spyware, and other form of malware.
Windows operating systems have been a favorite target of viruses. There are many free and paid antivirus and internet security suites are available. Although there are many antivirus software available to download for free, all antivirus software can’t be trusted.
Here is the list of free antivirus softwares for Windows 7 with a small introduction.
1. Avast Free Antivirus 5.0.462
Avast! Free Antivirus is perfect for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites. Avast is a package of applications that aim to protect your computer from a possible virus infection or other malware threat. If you use it correctly, and in combination with other programs such as data backup utilities, it will significantly reduce the risk of your computer being attacked or infected by a virus, and thus the risk of losing important or private data. This one is my favorite.
2. Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 1961.0
With Microsoft Security Essentials, you get high-quality protection against viruses and spyware, including Trojans, worms and other malicious software. And best of all, there are no costs or annoying subscriptions to keep track of.It’s very easy to install Security.
3. AVG Anti – Virus Free Edition 9.0.730
AVG Free provides the bare necessities when it comes to security, but that should be enough for savvy Windows users. You’ll get a combined antivirus and antimalware engine, LinkScanner, and e-mail scanning. AVG Free 9 introduces a few new features, with improvements focused on performance, including claims of faster scan and boot times
4. Avira AntiVir – Free AntiVirus 10.0.0.561
Avira’s AntiVir has been a player in the security world for some time; however, in 2008 its status boomed because of its remarkably strong detection rates. It still remains near the top of independent antivirus efficacy tests, but while the 2009 version more or less kept pace with the competition, the 2010 edition isn’t quite as good as it could be. Avira AntiVir Personal is a antivirus product for personal use only. Like most antivirus software, AntiVir Premium provides professional protection against viruses and malware, worms, Trojans, adware , spyware and phishing .Additionally, the premium version offers real-time on-access scanning, Avira Premium Security Suite is Complete Security Suite with virus scanner, anti-adware, anti-spyware, anti-dialer, email protection (POP3), a personal firewall, antispam, proactive anti-phishing, anti-bot, RescueCD, functions for Data BackUp, WebGuard and more.
5. Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.0.01
Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free version of Panda’s security software. It is cloud-based, meaning that scanning of the files is handled on a remote. Panda Cloud Antivirus earned certification for its anti-virus desktop/server detection and anti-virus cleaning capabilities.
6. Spyware Doctor with Antivirus 2010.7.0.0.508
Spyware Doctor is a top-rated Anti Spyware Antivirus utility that detects, removes and protects your PC from thousands of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, spybots and viruses. Protect your privacy and computing habits from prying eyes and virtual trespassers with the help of Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus.
7. PC Tools antivirus 6.1
With PC Tools AntiVirus you are protected against the most nefarious cyber-threats attempting to gain access to your PC and personal information. Going online without protection against the latest fast-spreading virus and worms, such as Netsky, Mytob and MyDoom, can result in infections within minutes.
8. Bit-defender Antivirus
This all new antivirus solution from Microsoft has been rated as one of the best of the antivirus solutions in a recent survey. Although the program is still in Beat stage, many Windows users are happy with it.