This article discusses antivirus software vendors for consumers.
Antivirus software is software that is specifically designed to detect and prevent viruses. We recommend that you use antivirus software on your computer. For a list of independent antivirus software vendors, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/windows-7.aspx.
For additional information about virus and malware prevention, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portalMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
For more information about how to prevent and recover from viruses and worms, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129972 Computer viruses: description, prevention, and recovery
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.