Free Software to Protect Your Computer

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Smart [and Free] Programs To Protect Your Computer– Start here.

Keywords: spyware, malware, antivirus, software, freeware, shareware, trojan horses, computer security, virus

You can protect your computer’s security by installing any one of several freeware programs. Let’s cover it this article.  One of the fun parts of owning a computer is, of course, access to the
internet. The internet and worldwide web is chock full of useful information, readily
available at your fingertips! It is also home to potentially lethal
viruses, many of which can wreak havoc on your system within moments.

The following four programs can help you avoid trouble; best of all they are absolutely free.

Firefox – a web browser for the ages. Okay, a web browser that beats Internet Explorer
by preventing pop ups and harmful scripts from being downloaded to your
computer. Lots of nifty features too, including tabbed browsing, live
bookmarks, and tons of add-on features.

Spybot Search and Destroy – gets rid of adware,
spyware, and malware. Blocks the installation of spyware before it
occurs; works in conjunction with anti-virus software, not as a
replacement for one.

AVG Antvirus – offers basic antivirus protection including
scanning email attachments for viruses and scanning of all hard drives,
removable drives, and external drives on your computer. A paid version
does some additional tasks and includes technical support.  AVG is impressive.  The company was founded in 1991 with the express purpose of protecting people
around the world using the latest in cutting edge security technologies.
AVG gained success quickly and is now recognized as one of the biggest
players in the security software market.

Zone Alarm
– if you don’t have a firewall installed on your computer, you are
opening yourself up to potential catastrophic security breaches. With
Stealth Mode enabled you can search the internet in private, away from
the intruding eyes of those who might want to steal your important

As with many freeware programs, “pro” or professional versions of
the software are sometimes available to give computer users a maximum
amount of protection, for a price. Still, all four of these programs
have something to offer and are worth exploring. Your computer safety
and privacy is essential, insure it today by downloading the programs
that are right for you.


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