Update: Oct 20th 2009 – Check out Windows 7 Compatible Antivirus Software

Matthew Arkin has listed some of the Antivirus software which are not compatible with Windows 7.

Antivirus software NOT compatible with Windows 7 Beta

antivirus software windows 7

  • Windows Live One Care (ironical!!)
  • McAfee Virus Scan
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2009

Got a heads up that these antispyware softwares are having problems-

  • Super-Antispyware

Antivirus Software which are tested to be compatible with Windows 7 Beta

  • AVG Free
  • Avira Antivir [Get 6 month FREE license key HERE]
  • Norton Antivirus 2009
  • Avast antivirus
  • Kaspersky antivirus
  • NOD 32 Beta 4
  • PCGuard Anti-Virus
  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security (Enterprise)

The full compatibility of all of these programs is not guaranteed. Users are recommended to use one of the three endorsed programs on Microsoft’s Windows 7: Security Providers list. Other programs may seem to work, but are not fully compatible or functional.

Do let me know if you are aware of any other software which are compatible (or not compatible) as of now. I will update the list accordingly.


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  • http://www.stratos.me stratosg

    one more ironical is the McAfee which is MS related… i guess they better get back to coding 😀

  • Fatin Pauzi

    Sory Raju if it’s out of topic.
    Do you know where I can get Avast Anti-virus License?
    Huhu. I know you are an expert about this. hehe…

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  • ronny

    f_secure ISTP is compatible with W7

  • Somsing(meitie)

    Panda av is slow detection in win7 if there is a absence of internet connection

  • Alistair

    Hello, i have just purchased a new computer with windows 7 ultimate oem version , when i try to upload kapersky 2009 i get a message saying that a driver has been disabled, does this mean i cannot use this version of kapersky, i have a limited knowledge of computes i’m afraid, can anyone please advise.

  • Alistair

    I have since,downloaded Kapersky 2010 on windows 7 without any problems, many thanks.

  • Suresh

    Anti viras Updated Files

  • Rizwan_udin00714

    but ia want kaspersky 2011 with key

  • Dmelloedwin

    avast is a good antivirus

  • Dmelloedwin

    avast is a good antivirus

    • Plmalenda

      yes, bra i gree especially 4.8 its da best

  • Plmalenda

    avast 5 is not da best, better go for avast 4

  • mohammed

    I already have mcafree antivirus which expired. Can i download the same free? how? please suggest