Your Questions About Anti Spyware Software Download

Posted by softwareguru on August 6, 2014

Maria asks…

Is there a difference between viruses and spyware?

My friend and I had a discussion on computer viruses and spyware. And it turns out that he has two types of software. One for anti-virus and one for antispyware.

I always thought they were the same thing. Are they?

softwareguru answers:

No they are not. In simple words, the difference between both of them is as much as one between virus and infection. Spyware does nonsense like steal your passwords, etc. Viruses spoil the computer. Malware is another kind of trouble maker. Both can be removed. Use AVG. Came no. 1 in antivirus software… But the link below is for comparison. In case you want a better one, you can buy it from there…

Http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition

Good antivirus software come with antispyware and antimalware too. But they are not free…

Paul asks…

What free software can I download to make my computer faster?

-Please give details in what the software exactly does.
– Please don’t give anti-virus stuff( Firewalls and antispyware is fine)
– Thanks in advance if you are going to help me.
– I do have Windows XP service pack 2(1GB memory and around a 160GB hard drive)

softwareguru answers:

1. Windows Defender (Anti Spyware):

It checks and removes spywares and adwares.
Download: http://www.download.com/Microsoft-Windows-Defender/3000-12771_4-10598014.html?tag=lst-0-1

2. Ad Aware SE: (Spyware and Adware Remover software)
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10399602.html?tag=lst-4-1

3. Spyware Balster (Prevents spywares from being installed)
http://www.download.com/SpywareBlaster/3000-8022_4-10486084.html?tag=lst-4-4

4. CCleaner (Cleans unnecessary files and junks, highly recommended)
http://www.download.com/CCleaner/3000-2144_4-10592746.html?tag=lst-0-1

5. Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner:
http://www.download.com/Bazooka-Adware-and-Spyware-Scanner/3000-8022_4-10377953.html?tag=lst-4-8

Now, let me give you a list of some simple tasks which, if you do with patience, will increase the overall performance speed of your system:

1. Run Disk clean-up. Then delete unused files. (start>program>accessories>sys… Tools> disk clean-up)
2. Check for disk errors. (right click on a disk-drive>properties>tools >error checking, then restart)
3. Run disk defragmenter, no matter what it says.
4. Delete cookies. (you can do it from your browser options: tools>internet options)
5. Delete cache or temporary files. (you can do it from your browser options) or, click on ‘start”, ‘run’, type ‘temp’ then click ok. Whatever shows up, just delete.
6. Delete all history files and search history. (you can do it from your browser options, or, CTRL + H, then delete)
7. Empty recycle bin.
8. Delete unused icons & short-cuts from anywhere including desktop.
9. Uninstall any software or game that you use only once or twice in a week.
10. Delete temporary internet files. (you can do it from your browser options: tools>internet options)
11. Delete all recent files. (click on start, click run, then type “recent”, delete all the files which show up)
12. Run a full virus scan. If any threat found, eliminate that completely.
13. Run a software which can remove any spyware or adware.
Like: Ad Aware, Windows defender etc.

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