Now that Windows 7 has been released for all the consumers worldwide, I thought this was the right time to list down our top recommended antivirus plus antispyware solutions which are compatible with this latest version of Windows. Windows as we all know is by far the most widely used platform out there, unfortunately because of which it is prone to virus and spyware attacks. To stay free from viruses, it is imperative to have the right antivirus solution installed which is both effective and light on system resources. Among various free antivirus solutions that are floating around the web, let’s take a look at some of the best free antivirus options that are available for Windows 7 systems.

Free Antivirus and Antispyware for Windows 7

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus solution from Microsoft which is both easy to install and maintain with automatic updates. It is lightweight and provides real-time comprehensive malware protection for home PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. One of the best thing of Security Essentials is that it runs quietly and efficiently in the background without much interruption or interaction required in the user’s part. The final version of MSE v1.0 was released in September of this year. Microsoft Security Essentials can be downloaded from the link given below:

Microsoft Security Essentials 

Download Microsoft Security Essentials

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is another very popular and absolutely free antivirus software whose version 9 not only just works perfectly under Windows 7, but it also offers free antispyware protection. AVG is also popular among masses for its easy to use user interface which is both attractive and user-friendly with bunch of options to customize the behavior to one’s  liking. Further more, it offers lot of components and options which are only available in the professional or paid version of other utilities. The free edition of AVG antivirus version 9.0 can be downloaded from the link given below:

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Download AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0

Avira AntiVir Personal – Free Antivirus

Avira AntiVir is a popular and well rounded anti-virus solution. It is one of the most highly rated free antivirus software by both reviewers and users for its ability to scan quickly and efficiently. It is light on system resources and provides real-time protection against viruses and spywares with its AntiVir Guard technology. AntiVir also allows updates the antivirus+antispyware database right away during installation so that you are ready for a thorough full system scan right after the installation is completed! The latest version 9 of Personal edition is completely free for private use and is compatible to work with Windows 7. You can download the free edition of Avira AntiVir from the link given below:

Avira AntiVir

Download Avira AntiVir Personal 9.0