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Free Software Safe-list (Windows)
I keep my Anti-virus and version of Windows up-to-date. I don’t download much of anything, use Firefox, and stay away from spammy/scammy sites. But, I still run into the occassional Trojan or Malware. Unfortunatly — it seems that I catch them from infected websites more than anywhere else.
Below is my list of Safe Anti-Spyware / Anti-Viral, etc. Software…and as a bonus: they are all free.
Safe and Free Anti-Virus Software:
If you have an expired McAfee or Norton on your computer (if you haven’t paid for them, your free-trial is probably over)… get rid of those bloated and expensive programs and get one of these free anti-virus programs that proper geeks use:
Avast Anti-Virus Free Edition – This is my #1 choice for free Anti-Virus software.
AVG Free Edition – This was my choice for many years, I decided to change over to Avast just because it seems like Avast uses less CPU and memory. The other reason I no longer use AVG Free is because they made it very hard to update the free version of the software.
Free and Safe Anti-Spyware / Malware Removing Software
Although Avast or AVG will keep you safe from the majority of online infection dangers, you’ll also need some specialized anti-malware / spyware. When I have become infected (2 times in the last 3 years) it was one of these programs that fixed it:
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware – Amazing software, and the free edition works great.
SUPERAntiVirus Free Edition – The name was a put-off, but this is good software. And, it was the only program that could remove the Trojan on my computer last month.
Don’t be fooled by pop-ups claiming that you are infected and need to download some software to get rid of the problems.
More Help For Beginner Computer Users:
Articles and features here on Blifaloo.com
How to Keep Your Parents Safe from the Internet – Common online scams and how to avoid them — anyone over 30 should read this. Also includes information on ebay shopping, creating strong passwords and other tips to keep new computer users out of trouble.
How to Remove Computer Viruses (Windows) – Step by step guide to removing viruses, adware, and other unwanted nasties from your computer.
Shopping Online for Beginners – Tips for people who are new to the world of online shopping. Includes recommended online stores and safety tips.
Online Dating for Beginners – Important tips to remember when looking for love on the internet. Includes common dating scams, safety concerns and a little bit of humor.
Recommended Links for Computer Help & Tips
Articles for beginners but on different websites. All links will open in a new browser tab or window.
How to Fix Your Relatives’ Terrible Computer – Common problems found on computers, and how to fix them.
GeeksToGo.com – Free computer help from tech experts. Be sure to read website help and forum instructions before asking a question.
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