|We get many questions
on what we use to protect our computer.
So thought I would share
what I use, and where to get these programs.
Now for a Anti Virus.
CNET Download.com 5 star
Works with VISTA and I use
it and removed Norton Anti Virus.
I have now gone back to using
Both this and avast are
You can go to www.download.con
and see what is the most popular.
Now I need to add all these
are FREE and the give great protection, BUT if you want more than basic
protection, and they all have options to upgrade. That is how they make
their money. It is your choice FREE or UPGRADE.
I could not run my computer without this
CCleaner is a freeware system
optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your
system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk
space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet
history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner.
the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to
run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
Ad-Aware SE Personal
At Lavasoft we believe that
every individual, regardless of economic status or geographic
location, should have the
power to control their individual privacy and security.
Lavasoft is the original
anti-spyware company, and we are still delivering the best protection
today. After all, over 200
million computer users around the world canít be wrong!
Spybot Search and Destroy
Spybot - Search & Destroy
detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered
by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing
behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without
your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you
see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally
installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has
been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most
probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your
computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D
is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded
Spyware Blaster (FREE)
Spyware, adware, browser
hijackers, and dialers are some of the fastest-growing threats on the Internet
By simply browsing to a
web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one
of these unwanted fiends!
The most important step
you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful
protection program available.
Prevent the installation
of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other
potentially unwanted software.
Block spyware/tracking cookies
in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of
potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.
SpywareBlaster can help
keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the
"good side" of the web.
And unlike other programs,
SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background.
McAfee SiteAdvisor (FREE)
you before you interact with a dangerous Web site. Traditional security
products focus on trying to clean up problems after they occur.
McAfee SiteAdvisor also
complements and enhances your existing security software by detecting threats
which traditional security products often miss, including spyware attacks,
online scams, and sites that spam you.
Second Copy (free to
download the 30 day evaluation version) $29.95 to buy
Second Copy® is the
perfect backup product designed for Windows 9x/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003 you
have been looking for. It makes a backup of your data files to another
directory, disk or computer across the network. It then monitors the source
files and keeps the backup updated with new or changed files. It runs in
the background with no user interaction. So, once it is set up you always
have a backup of your data somewhere else. This is the one program I use
every time I make any changes to any of my web sites or images.
End of Protect Your PC 101
Any questions raise your hand.