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.
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
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
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.