Protect Your Computer Against Viruses and Spyware for FREE
Microsoft offer downloads and tools to help protect your computer against viruses and spyware for absolutely nothing, zilch, nada, free.
This is a software which you can download that helps protect your computer against pop-ups and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing them from your computer.
Windows Defender quickly finds these bugs that can slow down your computer, display annoying pop-ups and that can use your private information without your consent.
It helps stop spyware before it infiltrates your computer and gives continuous protection. You can select the time that you want a scan to be run when its convenient for you whether it be on-demand or on a weekly basis.
Download is very easy and only takes a few minutes.
Malicious Software Removal Tool
This tool checks your computer for infections and helps remove them.
When the scan is complete, the tool will display a report describing the infections, if any, that are detected and removed.
It is a good idea to run this tool regularly even if your computer appears to be running smoothly.
Microsoft Security Essentials
This provides protection for your computer against viruses, spyware and other mailicious software.
It is simple to install, easy to use and always kept up to date. It runs in the background but you can still use your computer as normal with no interuptions. It will innitiate a scan when your computer is most likely to be idle.
When it has been installed you will see a small icon appear in your taskbar (bottom right hand corner). When it is green it means that your computer is good. If it is yellow it means that your computer may be potentially unprotected and that you will need to take some action like running a system scan. A red icon means that your computer is at risk and you need to take action.
The Home Page for Microsft Security Essentials shows the state of your computer and will be the same colour as the icon in the taskbar. It will show you exactly what action you need to take. Once you have taken the recommended action it will then clean the detected file or files.
There is no registration process that requires personnal information with any of these Tools.
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