My name is Gary Banham and I am known as an expert in the field of PC Security. I have primarily worked in the security software industry but have fairly extensive knowledge in the hardware area also. This blog is here so you can decide on an antivirus solution which works for you and I am am going to focus particularly on the best antivirus for windows 7.
The best antivirus for Windows 7 is, by a long way, AntiVirus 2011. I’ve run extensive tests using the following anti-virus apps:
There are other applications but they just don’t cut it. My mission was to find the best of the best.
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You can get it as cheap as $11.65 per year (normally $16.64) while they are running this 2 day offer!
The pricing table for this special offer is below, read on to check out the results of my tests:
|3 Year Price (per year)||2 Year Price (per year)||1 Year Price (per year)|
|Offer Price||$11.65 (Best Value!)||$16.44||$29.88|
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On to the testing…
The first task was getting each test machine riddled with viruses, NOT AS HARD AS YOU WOULD THINK! I ended up with a hard drive of 80GB having 1784 different types of virus, malware and spyware
There’s a few websites/downloads which certainly helped me out in this area I then tested each application extensively, you can view the results below.
As you can see, in every test AntiVirus 2011 outperformed the other AV applications. One think to note in particular, is the resourse usage. AntiVirus 2011 does not slow down your machine AT ALL. Every machine I have ran it on has continued to run like a dream! It also finished scanning faster than all the other applications AND removed 100% of the viruses.
Scan Time: Lower = Better
Peak memory usage: Lower = Better
Detected Viruses: Higher = Better
This scan was performed on the same hard disk with 80GB data – it was loaded with 1784 different types of spyware, malware and Viruses Here, again, AntiVirus 2011 is King. It detected and removed EVERY SINGLE VIRUS , Bitdefender and NOD32 also showed respectable results.
I have to say it was pretty close between AntiVirus 2011 and Bitdefender but AntiVirus 2011 came out on top. There were a few viruses that slipped through with Bitdefender but AntiVirus 2011 removed 100% – I also tested adding all the viruses whilst AntiVirus 2011 was active and it stopped ALL OF THEM before they even got a chance to propogate my system.
The price is also a strong selling point, and you can get a discount of 30% at the moment. This will only be active for a short while.
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I hope you enjoyed reading about my experiment as much as I did doing it! The results are out, Gary Banham officially rates AntiVirus 2011 as the best antivirus for Windows 7. It is available in for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 so grab it now and keep your computer safe and secure! It supports the following operating systems:
- Windows 7 Starter
- Windows 7 Home Basic
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional
- Windows 7 Enterprise
- Windows 7 Ultimate
Also, I am a proud geek and willing to answer any of your antivirus related questions so feel free to contact me HERE
All the best,
Gary Banham – IT Security Software Specialist