Download Free Anti-Virus Software For Windows 7 Beta

Good news for the folks who are trying out the Windows 7 beta operating system. Microsoft actively worked with the security software providers and managed to get security software that are compatible with Windows 7 Beta.

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As of today the following anti-virus solutions are available via Windows 7 Security Provider page

  • Symantec offers the Norton 360 3.0 Beta
  • AVG offers AVG Internet Security and AVG Anti-Virus
  • Kaspersky offers beta version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows 7

Microsoft is actively working with additional antivirus software providers so that security software solutions will be available for Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RTM. All the above mentioned software are freely available to download and they are expected to work as long as long as Windows 7 is in beta phase(of course, AVG is always free).

15 thoughts on “Download Free Anti-Virus Software For Windows 7 Beta”

  1. hm,, i had ternd micro security and i had the same problem just as you guys with AVG,,,, tough, my icons and hard drive never even showed up i was stuck for half an hour with “opening” my windows explorer,,,, shesh,,,,, that was anpying i unistaled it and it is back to its usual self.

  2. And… Win 7 RC complains that AVG 8.5 free uses an ‘old’ method of communicating, with the Security Center, that is no longer supported. So, no notifications from SecCenter.

  3. The AVG offering from the Win 7 ‘provider’s page is for pay versions… although the free version works, if you google for it.
    However, some people who -repartition- their hard drive (such as for Win 7 testing), after installing AVG… will find that browsing folders of numerous files with Windows Explorer (the file manager) may be problematic. Scrolling a directory of many files, will be hesitant (even halting briefly, if not longer)… while the miniature file icons are updated. Removing AVG returns folder browsing to normal speed. This also happens in Vista.

  4. Jean-Luc Desroches

    Well if you have an existing Product key for kaspersky the Beta will last as long as your key. So if you are running multiple OSes it’s a major bonus. Not too mention the current 2009 Kaspersky has some issues with 7.

  5. I installed Norton 360 Beta, but it expired. I contended that since I have an unexpired license for one more computer for Systemworks, NIS and Ghost, the Norton 360 license period should be extended for the same length as those programs which will not work on Windows 7. So far no agreement.

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  7. My Norton download expired in 10 days. Uninstalled it and downloaded Kaspersky today and it will expired on 4/26/09 which is less than 90 days.

    1. Something wrong with the Kaspersky beta I installed. It is hanging while updating…after completing around 70% of updates it keeps saying downloading..downloading..but never completes.

  8. Nestor,
    I searched the Kaspersky website but not able to find any information related to length of Kaspersky beta validity.

    but i really wonder why Norton antivirus expired after 45 days. The license agreement page of Norton anti virus says it is valid for 90 days time….here is the text from license agreement

    “Symantec hereby grants You a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-assignable license (“Limited License”) to use the Prerelease Software on the terms set forth herein until the earlier of either (a) ninety (90) days from the date the Prerelease Software is installed or (b) termination of the prerelease testing period, or the applicable phase of the testing period, for the Prerelease Software.”

  9. Does anybody know how long is the trial period on the kaspersky solution? I tried N360 but it expired after 45 days or so.
    If kaspersky lasts until the beta expires, I’ll give it a shot…

  10. That’s good move from Microsoft,can these downloads of windows 7 work for Windows XP and Vista as well or not? I think they will not work am I right?

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