What is the best program for all around computer security?

I’d like to know because i used to be protected with a free trial of mcafee that i got with my computer, but now its expired. i dunno what to do! please help!

4 replies
  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

    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.

    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.


    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.

    *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. Jack_The_Bull says:

    AVG and Avast has some free ones.
    There are more free antivirus programs out there.
    What’s the best of them I don’t know, but Avast and AVG are good.
    I use Norton Internet Security.

    Also try scanning with some antivirus online scanner like http://www.bitdefender.com/
    and a security/antivirus scanner like http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=QVLBZTVOGXFSTZHSZPW&bhcp=1

    You also need a firewall.
    ZoneAlarm has a free one.
    Disable Windows firewall if it’s not disabled automatically.
    That is if you download another firewall.

    Also have some spyware/adware removers like Ad Aware SE Personal and Spybot-S&D.
    ( Download Ad Aware here http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html )
    AVG also have a free anti spyware.

    Anti-spyware software list

    Anti-trojan software list

    Anti-virus software list

    Firewall sowtware


    *Note: Have only one antivirus program and one firewall installed on you computer.

    Adware/spyware removers are ok to have more of.

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