Your Questions About Anti Spyware Software Free

Posted by softwareguru on July 30, 2014

Robert asks…

What is the best step-by-step way that a typical internet user can do to protect herself from cybercriminals?

I’m talking about what FREE anonymity (Tor?) , antivirus, antispyware, anti-rootkit, anti-mailware, anti-phisher, anti-hacker, anti-sniffer tools, software and procedures can a common person do to avoid being taken advantage of while browsing or doing business over the internet.

softwareguru answers:

Become a subscriber to a computer mag get it monthly.
Make sure you have a fire wall and that its on.
Run an anti virus program Like avg its free or buy a security suit.
Run Spybot,with Spyblaster,Along with ad-ware SE
Don’t open unknown E Mails and stay away from porn sites
and game sites,A lot of stuff is piggybacked in on free down loads so be care full where you down load things from and what they are,There are even spyware programs that are Trojans.
If you down load the above programs and keep them up to date you should be reasonably safe
Hope this is helpful
Flakes

Mary asks…

What are the best protection software that will NOT slow down you computer?

Antivirus software?
Spyware software?
Internet security software?
Firewall?
Price does not matter, I have had some Trojan attacks so also looking for something to remove and prevent that, I am also using windows vista so looking for compatible with it.

softwareguru answers:

Anti-virus: Avira. Definitely; AVG is much slower.
Http://free-av.com/

Anti-spyware: Spyware Terminator: faster than windows defender, and more effective.
Http://www.spywareterminator.com/
Spybot – Search&Destroy: Immunise feature takes no resources
http://safer-networking.org/

Internet Security?: Get Firefox
http://mozilla.com/
Then search for the addons to firefox: AdBlock Plus, McAfee SiteAdvisor and Download Statusbar.

Firewall: (This is an essential piece of software) Comodo Firewall Pro (yes, it is free), again and again proven the best, like at http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php .
Download at http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/

As you say, if you’re prepared to pay, use ESET NOD32 Antivirus (http://www.eset.com/products/nod32.php ) alongside Comodo and Spyware Terminator.

Alternatively, use Kaspersky Internet Security, which is as good as NOD32.

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