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Mike Burridge  Mike Burridge
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FREE software protection for your computer 
  

Connecting to the Internet
No matter who you are or how unimportant you think your computer is, whenever you connect to the Internet your computer system is under attack. Our advice is to protect yourself and your system before you even think of setting up your Internet connection. The programs below will protect you from most of what the Internet can throw at you but will not protect you from the most hardened experienced 'Cracker', nothing will, but on most occasions if the idiots ruining it for everyone else finds your computer to be seemingly protected they will move on to an easier target. The software shown on this page is not made by us nor do we suggest that this is the only software available for the purpose, nor do we make any guarantees that it will be fit for your purpose. What we do say is that some protection is better than none, and if it's money that is stopping you from making sure your system is protected, free software IS available. Please make a donation or contribution to the program editor where requested to do so.


FREE Anti Virus protection
Obviously a must. I do not know of any free 'commercial' virus protection but for the home user there is AVG Anti-Virus. "AVG Free Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Free is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Free is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements). AVG Free Edition is for private, non-commercial, single home computer use only. Use of AVG Free Edition within any organization or for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. Your use of AVG Free Edition shall be in accordance with and is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the AVG Free Edition License Agreement which accompanies AVG Free Edition."


FREE Fire wall
protection
A firewall will stop most attackers from even seeing your system so they will be unable to attack. There are lots of 'free for home use' firewalls on the market. Some of the best known ones are listed below;

ZoneAlarm Free Download
"FREE for non-business use only"

Free Malware protection (the one I use)
Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/


FREE Adware and spyware protection
What a lot of choice, or so it would seem. Many of the so called 'free' adware/spyware programs are trials for paid for software and do not actually do anything but frighten people! A tool we always use and would recommend is 'Spybot-S&D' "Spybot delivers useful tools such as an e-mail list of opt-out addresses to stop unwanted solicitations and a file shredder to securely overwrite unwanted files deleted from your PC--all of which Ad-aware Standard Edition lacks. Best of all, Spybot does it all for free. For protection against ad-serving software, Trojan horses, and other means of tracking your surfing habits." If you do download this software PLEASE, PLEASE make a donation to its author, so he can carry on with such fantastic work.

Other free available protection software

Free Anti-Virus Software

Free Firewall Software Free Anti-Spyware Software Free Anti-Trojan Software
Free Spyware Prevention Software Free Privacy Protection Software Free Online Virus & Spyware Scans Free Single File Scanners Free Online Trojan Scans
  
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