Windows 7 is the next release of the Microsoft Windows operating system which will replace Windows Vista and is a step forward in the development of Microsoft operating systems. The new OS will incorporate enhanced reliability, greater efficiency, an improved interface and extended working features both in global and local information networks.It is right now in beta stage and Microsoft has allowed people to download and test the OS before it comes to the market.
To tackle the potential threat of virus on WIndows 7 Microsoft has tied up with 3 antivirus companies to provide Antivirus support to their Windows 7 OS:
- AVG: AVG is offering both AVG Internet Security 8.0, and AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 for Win7. “Welcome, Windows 7 user,” a message on the company’s website reads, just above an invitation to “get Windows 7 protection” and the information that AVG has been tailored to MS Windows 7. According to the security outfit, the company’s products deliver protection against viruses, spyware, rootkits, spam, but also offer Firewall and secure Internet surfing, searching, downloads, and instant messaging communications.
- Kaspersky :Kaspersky is providing Technical Preview for Windows 7 beta. It includes antivirus,personal firewall and anti spam filter for Windows 7.According to them “The new engine dramatically increases system scanning speed, thanks to improved processing of objects and optimized use of system resources, particularly on dual- and quad-core processor platforms. The unique product architecture ensures high productivity and one of the lowest uses of system resources in the industry. The technical preview includes a highly effective heuristic analyzer. The heuristic analyzer detects and blocks as yet unknown malicious programs.”
- Symantec: Symantec is providing Norton 360 Version 3.0 which is right now in beta version and they have warned that it might malfunction so users beware of it. Symantec is also giving away 3 months license to its users. You can get it from here.
AVG antivirus professional 8.0 can downloaded from here.
AVG Internet Security 8.0 is available for download from here.
Kaspersky Technical preview for Windows is available here.
Norton Antivirus for Windows 7 is available here.
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