Top 5 Best Free Antivirus for Windows 7
With the increase of Malware and Viruses in Windows OSes, security and safety of the PC System has become extremely important. That is why, most of the times Antivirus is the first software which we install on our System after installing Windows.
When it comes to Antivirus Software, finding free and reliable one is pretty hard to come by. Here, we’ve listed some best free Antivirus programs for Windows 7 which can provide decent security against Malwares, Viruses and other security threats. Keep in mind that since all of these are free so they don’t provide advanced phishing protection and if you want it then you’ll have to spend some bucks so you can get premium versions of these Software.
All of these Antivirus programs are compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
In our opinion, Avast Antivirus is the best among all in the list as its free version provides more features when compared to other programs in the list. Real-time Shields(File System, Mail, Web, P2P, Network, Script and Behavior Shields) in Avast keep Windows 7 safe from number of offline and online security threats. The Sandbox feature allows you to test potentially dangerous applications.
The free version of AVG is undoubtedly one of the most downloaded software on the web. When it comes to protection and simplicity of UI, very few can compete with it. The new version also contains Link Scanner and Social Network Protection which gives you extra layer of security.
Avira has been in the Antivirus industry for quite some time now and is doing fine to keep up with the competition but we’ve to say that still its not as good as its competitors Avast and AVG in term of UI and protection in free version. Having said that, its free version is much better than many other in the market. The free version doesn’t have Email Scanner but it can block and protect you from infected Emails.
4. Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)
MSE is an Antivirus product from Microsoft and its developed specifically for the protection of Windows users so Windows 7 users can use it on their systems without any hesitation. It protects your system against spyware, viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software. MSE is quite lightweight and runs smoothly on PC but don’t provide phishing and Email protection.
5. Panda Cloud Antivirus
Panda Cloud Antivirus can be a great choice for resource-conscious Windows 7 users as it uses only about 15MB RAM when idle and 60MB RAM while scanning. As its a cloud-based program so it doesn’t require any signature updates. It provides decent basic security but the functionality becomes limited when you don’t have internet connection.
If you think that there’re some more free quality Antivirus products not present in the above list, do tell us in comments.