It’s been awhile since I did a must-have post. In this post I am going to mention 5 Must have software that should be installed in your computer to stay secure and Virus free. This post is mainly going to be a reminder of things we already know.
Well, the title sounds Obvious. But, It isn’t. Many of us still do not have Anti Virus software installed and if some have, they don’t take the pains to update the definitions regularly. An Anti Virus software which has not been updated is like a computer without a monitor.
I haven’t used all of the Security software in the market. But, I’d strongly recommend Norton Antivirus 2010 or Norton 360. McAfee is equally good. I used the trial version of Norton on my VMWare and it does seem to protect your computer better than any other software would do. But, there’s always an argument that viruses are made to break the security walls of popular AV softwares so using a less-popular software is a better idea.
If you can’t shell out money, consider going in for the Avira AntiVir Personal (Free) Anti Virus. It does not update automatically. But, Security Center reminds you to do it which negates the issue. Microsoft’s Security Essentials is also a fine choice.
Read our Best 5 Free Antivirus Program for Pc to know more.
Comodo Firewall has impressed me more than any other Firewall I have tried. But, If you’ve got Windows Vista/Windows 7, you may not need one since Windows Firewall itself provides basic Inbound and Outbound protection. Free download Comodo Firewall.
This is one of the most important aspect of PC Security. Always use an Updated Browser and avoid procrastinating Browser Upgradation. Whenever there’s a new version of the browser you use, GET IT ASAP! Browsers like Firefox/Chrome have a lot of security add-ons that makes it tougher for your computer to get infected. IE also has WOT which can significantly reduce your visits to phishing sites.
Also read our 5 Portable Browsers – Firefox, Chrome, Opera, SeaMonkey, Maxthon if you don’t have permissions to install browsers on your computer.
You don’t need this if you have something like Norton 360 installed. But, for those users who have a free AV software or just an Anti Virus software, you WILL need additional software to make sure that you don’t get Spyware. I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and I am satisfied with it. Windows Defender is pathetic and I recommend you turn it off and give way to Malwarebytes. Download Malwarebytes Anti Malware
Genuine Windows Software
I insist that you all use Genuine Windows Software, so that you will receive regular updates and patches. I am a proud owner of Genuine Windows Vista and I never had virus issues (Seriously), Stop using Activators that promise to activate your Pirated Windows. They come bundled with Viruses and tempt you that they can activate your computer no matter how pirated it is. :)links: Purchase Genuine Windows
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