All the major antivirus software makers plan to continue supporting their products past the Windows 7 end of life (EOL) date.
Most vendors, with a few exceptions, have confirmed that their products will continue to run on Windows 7 systems for at least two years, until 2022, ensuring that Windows 7 users have security products at their disposal to protect their systems.
The only ones who are still eligible for Windows 7 security updates are enterprise customers, however, this program, known as the Extended Security Updates (ESU), is only available for selected businesses and comes with a pretty hefty price tag.
Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), along with all home consumers, are not elligible for the Windows 7 ESU program, meaning they'll have to look into installing an antivirus software in order to ward off attacks and malware strains that may try to take advantage of new Windows 7 bugs.
The table below lists all the top antivirus vendors and the time their antivirus software packages will be supported on Windows 7.
The table was compiled by AV-TEST, a German antivirus testing laboratory, which took advantage of its connections in the antivirus industry and inquired each vendor about its plans in regards to Windows 7 support.
No end of support announced, at least another 2 years