Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Free Utilities For Computer Security.

Computer security software that is available to users for free can be even better than paid versions sold by major software companies. Such software, which are known as freeware, is copyrighted and distributed without cost by developers, who may want to give back to the community. Freeware are also used as marketing tools to draw new users, who might be tempted to pick up the pay-for version which comes bundled with extra features.

For every costly anti-virus software program like McAfee VirusScan or Kaspersky, there is an AVG Free Edition equivalent. Firewalls like Comodo and Sunbelt KPF are all available as free downloads and does as good a job as the paid versions. The following are free utilities essential for safeguarding your computer :

AVG Free Edition
This is an outstanding anti-virus freeware that is very effective in detecting and removing viruses from home computers. Providing real-time protection, it also comes with free database updates and is an easy-to-use program. AVG features resident protection, a virus vault, E-mail scanner and automatic healing of infected files.

Trend Micro HouseCall
An anti-virus tool that lets you scan your PC for viruses, spyware, worms and other digital threats. The program is totally free for download.

Spybot Search & Destroy
An all time favorite of many PC users, this freeware has an "Easy" mode for new users and an "Advanced" mode for professionals. Spybot offers real-time protection against spyware, adware and trojans with permanent blocking of "Active X" downloads. It is also customizable to scan RAM, registry, hard drives and external storage devices. A highly recommended freeware.

Ad-Aware SE Personal
Design to seek and remove adware and spyware, Ad-Aware is one of the most popular choice for home computer users. Even though the free version does not offers real-time protection, it is still an effective spyware and adware removal tool.

Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall
A free 2-way firewall that is very effective in keeping hackers out and private information safe. Sunbelt KPF is light on system resources and even though it reverts to "limited' free version after the 30 days trial of full protection, the free version more than adequately protects home PC users.

Comodo Firewall
PC Magazine's Editor's Choice of freeware, Comodo is an excellent firewall and secures against both internal and external attacks. Totally free, effective and light on system resources.

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- Free Desktop Applications.
- Free Specialised Software For Your PC.
- Protect Your PC For Free With WinPatrol & Avast! Anti-Virus Software.

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