So, you’ve bought yourself the shiny new operating system from Microsoft – Windows 7.
Do you feel secure with it?
Windows 7 certainly takes things seriously – it has several security features built in.
The question, though, is what other products work with the operating system that will allow you to keep yourself out of harm’s way?
Here is a list of 22 programs that I have found that seem to play nicely with Windows 7 –
Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2
avast! Professional Edition
AVG Internet Security
Avira AntiVir Premium
CA Anti-Spyware 2009
ESET Smart Security
K7 TotalSecurity 9.0
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009
McAfee Internet Security
Norton Internet Security 2009
Panda Internet Security 2009
Spybot – Search & Destroy
Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware
Verizon Internet Security Suite
Webroot Spy Sweeper
ZONEALARM Internet Security Suite
Of course it goes without saying that the list is far from exhaustive and there will be many more additions now that the final retail version of Windows 7 has been released.
Whether you choose something I mentioned above, or pick an alternative, the point is that you should have some level of protection.
Just because Windows 7 is cool, hype and new it doesn’t mean that you don’t need a good antivirus program, a spam filter or an alternative firewall.
The bad guys are still out there, they’re still writing malware and looking for new ways to phish your personal information from you.
Whats more, they like a challenge and a new operating system release is just that.
Don’t forget either that Windows releases tend to have large number of updates and patches soon after they come out – there is a reason for that!