Do you own a Windows PC? Most probably you do, as other 80.73% PC owners in the world do. Then you must also be aware of security programs needed to guard your data and privacy as Microsoft Windows is also one of the most victimized OS in the world. There are many free software programs which we are recommending for those who do not want to blow money on paid softwares every year as subscription fees.
1. Microsoft Security Essentials
This is the best “set it and forget it” antivirus from Microsoft, the makers of Windows OS itself. It is available as a free download for all the genuine users of Windows OS. It is less resource heavy and apart from all the necessary things an antivirus should include, it also has Real-time Protection, Live system behavior monitoring, Root-kit
Protection and Network Inspection. Whats more, it even has Windows Firewall Integration. This is the first good security software from Microsoft and is a must use with Windows operating system. Download Microsoft Security Essential .
2. AVG Antivirus Free
Along with a new feature called “Smart Scanning” with resource manager and AVG Link Scanner it scans links posted on Facebook and MySpace which should help if you are an active SNS user as spams on these sites are increasing nowadays. It also has a PC Analyzer which scan for registry and disk errors. The antivirus engine in this free version is the same from the paid version. Download AVG Antivirus Free
3. Spyware Terminator
This is the best of the bunch of free
antispywares with easy to use interface. It even protects against malware although it takes time but come on, what better can you find for free? You can even customize scans to choose what exactly it scans and it also has a “system restoration” if you delete something important. You have to be careful as the “Unknown Software List” can contain useful non-malicious programs. Download Spyware Terminator.
This tiny tool from TrendMicro scan your computer for running applications, processes, registries and browser add-ons for suspicious entries with detailed explanation of its behavior. The inbuilt Config tool can let you cut out the infections and you can head over to its forums whose links are provided in the software itself where you can find more info about the entries. But be aware as this tool is meant for more experienced users. Download HijackThis.
5. Comodo Firewall
This is the best full-features free Firewall available right now. It is suitable for both skilled and new users as well. Its packed with an Application Monitoring System called Defense+ which can even rival one of the best paid firewalls while the “memory firewall” protect against buffer overflow attacks. Download Comodo Firewall.
Hope that you stay secured at no cost!