10 Programs That Protect Your PC for Free

Guest post by James Adams.
There are people who want to damage the function of your computer through the use of spyware, viruses and malware. There are plenty of downloadable applications which can prevent the aggravation and frustration of having these malicious programs on your machine. Here are some of the best FREE security applications for the PC.

1. Microsoft Security Essentials

This program prevents harmful software from being installed on your machine. It searches out worms and spyware, eliminating it quickly and effectively. When Microsoft Essentials is running on a PC, it feels very much like its part of the normal operating system.

2. Avira Antivir

This program is constantly searching for viruses and other malware, rapidly informing you of the threats to your system. It offers real time protection and guards against unauthorized programs making it onto your machine. Antivir is easy to use and install for anyone who needs comprehensive viral protection.

3. Avast 5.0 Home Edition

Avast protects you from a majority of threats on the internet. There is an on-board scanner which prevents malicious software from downloading. This program makes sure that your email is clean and clear of all threats. You can set this program up and let it run since it offers automatic updates.

4. AVG Free

AVG has a LinkScanner which will examine and assess the threat of any place that you’d go on the web. You’ll also receive protection against email threats. AVG auto updates and protects your computer from harmful software.

5. Zonealarm

This easy to use firewall is one of the best out there, and the price can’t be beat. When combined with Zonealarm’s free antivirus software, your system is locked down tight against hacking attacks, viruses, and spyware.

6. SuperAntispyware

Most threats of spyware, malware and worms are removed with SuperAntispyware installed on your machine. It effectively removes malicious software from memory, hard drives and registries. SuperAntispyware is very easy on your system’s resources.

7. Spyware Terminator 2.0

This anti-spyware application protects against most malware and spyware threats. Spyware Terminator offers real time security options as well as a scheduler to scan your system regularly.

8. MalwareBytes Anti Malware

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is the program that professionals use at home for their personal protection. It is highly effective, defending and removing most malware threats, rogue antivirus programs and other harmful applications.

9. Windows Defender

Windows Defender offers real time protection to defend against spyware and other malicious software. It also protects against unwanted alterations to internet settings and potentially speeds up the performance of your machine by clearing away the garbage.

10. Comodo Antivirus

Comodo Antivirus offers free firewall protection, proactive security and antivirus software. With active monitoring, this program is second to none when it comes to virus protection. CNET.com gave it a five out of five star rating.
Your computer needs to be protected from threats posed by spyware, rogue antivirus software and other malicious applications. There is some great protection available for free.
James Adams is a web designer, technology writer and product analyst from the UK working for an ink cartridge specialist. For more of his writing, check out the CreativeCloud.

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