Now a days securing your computer/laptop has became a very important issue. You find your computer behaving in an abnormal way. You find your computer running very slow even crashes repeatedly. Your internet connection slows down but increasing your daily usage bandwidth. All these are the symptoms of virus or malware attack.
Worst thing happens when you don’t see any such symptom. Yes if you have an internet connection and you don’t possess a good antivirus then you are at top level of security threat. For instance, you pay your bill, do shopping online, you check your mail. You think your system is running ok but the thing is you are getting tracked, you lost your privacy, your credit card no, your email password, your computer information, your computer data all are being tracked.
There something call MALWARES which track your personal information and send them to some pre-specified person. Malwares are categorised as spyware, adware, rootkit, trojan horses, worms, crimewares etc. These malwares are more dangerous then viruses as the symptoms are very hard to detect without any anti-malware programme. I am not elaborating much on them right now. For more details clik here.
So the thing is what should we do so as to protect our computer from these stupid things. There are a lot of softwares available in the market which can be used to protect our computer. For instance Norton Security Suit, Kaspersky Internet security, McAfee Security Suit, Bit Defender Internet Security etc. But all of them are very expensive. Though trial/ free versions are also available but they don’t provide total security. i.e security from virus, malwares, un-wanted programms, illegal intrusions, hacking etc.
But we can use more than one software to protect our computer. To secure our computer totally we need good anti-virus program, good anti-malware program with a good firewall program(strictly required to secure from illegal intrusions and hackers). Now I am going to tell you a good combination of available softwares which are free and also with competitive quality. I am also using them in my laptop for more than one year. And till now I am completely satisfied with them.
For anti-virus: You can choose one from Avast Free Antivirus or Avira Antivir Personal. Both are excellent. The current version of Avast is 5.0 which is completely free. The strong point of Avast is it provides safe internet surfing. i.e while surfing the web if you come across some unsafe website then it immediately informs you about the site and stops accessing it. If you really want to continue to surf that webpage then you may continue by disabling the web-shield protection. And the strong point of Avira Antivir is it’s very fast. You can say it is fastest to load, to search and the most important thing is it detects each and every virus that is known till date. Though Avira takes little more time to update it’s virus database but if the database is up to date then no virus can hide in your computer. Out of these two I would prefer Avira Antivir.
For Malware: Malwarebyte, spybot and spyware doctor are well known anti-malwares available in market. Malwarebyte is ratted more point as compared to others in Cnet Download. But I prefer spyware Doctor.
For firewall: If you are using Microsoft Vista or Windows 7 operating system then the default firewall is good. Though Windows XP service pack-2 and Servicepack-3 also provides firewall but they are not upto mark. There are a lot other good firewalls available in market but the most secured and the award winning firewall is Comodo Firewall. Just install in the default settings and you got the best firewall. If you are an advanced user then you can also customize the settings.
If you don’t want to install all these 3 softwares then Comodo Internet Sucurity Suit is the answer. But combining the 3 softwares your system becomes totally secured.
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