hi- can anyone recommend some free downable computer security- thankyou
Super anti-spyware; Avast; Norton security scan (available via Google Pack); Adaware.
Super anti-spyware lives up to its name; it has an ability to detect where others fail. I believe it does have the ability to run in the background without using too many system resources.
Avast is an all-round anti-virus program, which has received mixed reviews but it is rather popular.
Norton Security scan does not run all the time, but on demand, which means it is not proactive.
Adaware is mostly about spyware; it has developed quite a bit in recent times, so may have become fairly effective.
If I should choose just one, I'd go with Super-Antispyware. Others may have a different opinion, of course.
Microsoft Security Essentials, free from Microsoft.com
From the same idiots who created the problem to start with, but it will catch things AVG et al. cannot see.
Microsoft Security Essentials, when installed, will automatically download all patches for the operating system in question. Depending on the OS and configuration, it can become a very large download.
Which you should have installed already, as many of them are important security patches.
I know that these can sometimes cause problems with xp and before, but that's what you get when you run a challenged os. Windows users should be on Win 7 or scrap it and buy a Mac.
Everybody knows that Macs are inferior - except those who have tried them or taken the time to learn about them.
What kind of security are you talking about?
I use Avira Antivir free and it's awesome. Also use Outpost Firewall free, but I'm about to trade it for Comodo, I think, since they took away the instant updates.
SuperAntispyware and Malwarebytes are both great, but when I run them, I always have to run both, because neither catches everything.
If you run Peer Guardian at startup, it blocks most governmental entities from hacking into your computer. It was invented for P2P users, but it's just a great small, unobtrusive program that protects you like crazy.
Spyware Blaster is also a tiny program that runs in the background and doesn't allow spyware to embed itself on your system. Great if you go to a lot of sites that might have drive-by stuff, not that I'm accusing you of going to those types of sites, but just saying.
hello and thanks to all who have responded- apart from a"Big Mac" which does sound appealing. i'm just checking two of these out AVG and Avira Antivirus and will go with one of them-thankyou.
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