The Best Free Software – Part 1
ANTI-VIRUS TOOLS: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 , Avira AntiVir Personal , Comodo Internet Security, Microsoft Security Essentials , Avast! Free Antivirus, Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, Spybot + Search & Destroy
SYSTEM UTILITIES: Absolute Uninstaller, 7-zip
SECURITY: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
Basic protection for surfing, searching and social networking. Surf and search with confidence AVG LinkScanner’s® real-time protection. Enjoy a faster running PC AVG Smart Scanning works while you’re away and runs in low-priority mode when you return. Stay up-to-date with the latest threat information from the AVG Community Protection Network and AVG Protective Cloud Technology.
AntiVir software is a reliable free antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for malicious programs (such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs, hoaxes, worms, dialers etc.), monitoring every action executed by the user or by the operating system and being able to react promptly when a malicious program is detected. Protects your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, Trojans and costly dialers.
Comodo Internet Security is the free, multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information … >/ Built from the ground upwards with your security in mind, CIS offers 360° protection by combining … per year and receive two additional services—LivePCSupport (Total Security & Support Package)—a 24 hour per day, unlimited … $99 per year and TrustConnect – a secure Internet proxy service that ensures 128 bit encrypted connectivity …
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
avast! Free Antivirus is a full-featured product, with the same antivirus and anti-spyware scanning engine used in our premium products. Leaner and meaner version 6.0 provides even faster protection than its predecessor (which often outperformed competitors’ paid-for products in independent testing) and offers a web-reputation browser extension as well as virtualization technology. Accurate threat updates via avast! CommunityIQ technology ensure worry-free downloading, surfing, social networking, and gaming – for over 140 million registered users (and over 120 million active users).
Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is a full-blown anti-malware program that has recently left our labs and can be considered the next step in the detection and removal of malware. A new technologies that were especially designed to quickly detect, deter and destroy any malware that could reside in your computer. The Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware application was designed to monitor every process and actually stops malicious processes before they even start. It uses our impressive technology that is in fact a completely novel way of heuristic scanning and it is our response to the increasingly complex malware threats.
Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.
Absolute Uninstaller is similar to standard Windows Add/Remove program but more powerful.The standard Add/Remove program can’t uninstall applications completely which offen leaves broken registry keys ,unnecessary files on the hard disk.The more junk files your computer have ,the slower it runs. Absolute Uninstaller can wipe off all the junk files clearly in seconds.It offers a more user-friendly way to remove unneeded applications and to improve your computer efficiency.
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. 7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don’t need to register or pay for 7-Zip.
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC free from viruses that slow down performance, and spyware that steals your personal information, passwords, and financial data.