where can i find free downloads for better computer security?

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  1. classic says:

    All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.After you install any of them,make sure you update them to get the full affect.

    Download Grisoft AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus,Anti-Malware.(free)

    AVG is a collection of anti-virus protection tools that gives you full protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and malware. AVG provides you with all that you need to be completely protected: including a tool for scanning your hard drive and e-mail, as well as a real-time shield to prevent infections.
    Top Features

    » Provides automatic update functionality
    » Its a reliable anti-virus scanning engine
    » Provides free Virus Updates for life
    » Options to define file name extensions
    » Real time protection with resident shield, email scanning
    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/

    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.
    http://www.spybot.info/

    http://superantispyware.com/
    SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!
    Easily remove over 100,000 pests such as SmitFraud, Vundo, WinFixer, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, WinAntiVirus, AntiVermins and thousands more!

    Yahoo toolbar offers FREE anti-spyware:
    Scan your computer for potentially destructive programs.
    Review suspicious-looking programs.
    Remove the programs you don’t want. Keep the ones you do.

    http://new.toolbar.yahoo.com/toolbar/features/norton/

    Here is another free anti-virus-
    PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition feature highlights
    Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing
    Detects, quarantines, disinfects and destroys Viruses, Trojans and Worms
    OnGuard™ protects your computer against threats in real-time

    Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats.
    http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

    *Never install more than one anti-virus on your PC, as they may conflict with each other. On the other hand, its always good to install more than one anti-spyware.

  2. scooterbhoy says:

    windows has a 90 day free trial.google windows onecare it has everything firewall spyware antivirus also system checkup so to forget to give me a star if you like it

  3. jibbarjabar says:

    Here’s some ideas to “roll ya own” Internet Security Suite for free. Free is always the best.

    1. For your Anti-Virus……(Always use only 1 A-V)

    I like the FREE, AOL ActiveVirusShield. Don’t let the name AOL scare you. ActiveVirusShield is made by Kaspersky which is one of top-rated anti-virus vendors in the world.

    In recent tests, the most popular free anti-virus, AVG, was only able to detect about 82% of a very large sample of viruses. On the other hand, ActiveVirusShield was able to detect better than 99% in the same test.
    Full test results are here:
    http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default.asp?id=82&mnu=82

    ActiveVirusShield has excellent virus detection rates and is extremely light on using your computer resources.

    Updates many times per day to detect new malware.

    Free to anyone, AOL member or not from:
    http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/index.adp?

    2. For your Firewall……….(Always use only 1 firewall)

    An excellent free firewall is Comodo Personal Firewall. It can pass firewall “leak tests” that even most of the “paid-for” firewalls cannot pass.

    And Comodo has a great support forum. Where the CEO / President of the company might even himself answer your question! Check it out at:
    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

    3. For your Anti-Adware and Anti-Spyware needs……………(use 2)

    Pick and choose, 2 anti-spywares from the list below and alternate scanning with them on a regular basis. New spywares are created literally hourly, so no single anti-spyware can really detect all malware. Have at least 2 on hand and alternate scanning with each every few days or so. All are free. All can remove as well as detect.

    Spybot Search and Destroy:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

    Ewido:
    http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

    Adaware SE:
    http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

    A-Squared:
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

    SUPERAntiSpyware:
    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Windows Defender:
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

    Unfortunately, many “paid for” anti-spyware products are in fact either of limited usefulness or downright scams. When in doubt, look at the list of rogue anti-spyware solutions listed here:
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

    4. And to protect your computer from ever getting infected with spyware in the first place………… (use them both)

    SpywareBlaster:
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    SiteAdvisor:
    http://www.siteadvisor.com/

    Everything here is 100% free!!!!!!

    Great luck!

  4. JAMES M says:

    I have used AVG Anti Virus, Zone Alarm Firewall, Spy-bot Search and Destroy and Ad Aware both spyware killers for years. They are all free for personal use and I have had no trouble with Viruses Trojans etc. AVG does not slow the system down as much as some other products and Zone Alarm allows a lot of personal configuration unlike the Windows Firewall. They can all be downloaded from the following link. http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ On the home page select downloads and then the appropriate category.I also use Windows Defender from the Microsoft site. It is safe to use two anti-spy products but never use more than one A/V as it can cause conflicts. You should run A/V and anti spy weekly. Hope this helps.

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