Your Computer is Always at Risk
of Becoming Infected
Malware (viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, rootkits, phishing, keyloggers, bots) and other malicious programs are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware products and techniques can detect and remove these malicious programs from your computer. Below are some recommendations for Windows.
Basic Malware Protection – (Freeware is usually adequate)
- Insure only one antivirus (or security suite) is installed.
(Avast, AVG, Panda Cloud, etc.)
- Insure only one firewall is activated.
(Windows comes with its own firewall)
- Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is now part of the Premium version.
(Does not conflict with antivirus products)
- Install WinPatrol.
- Add Adblock Plus extension to browsers.
- Do your regular computer activities on a non-administrative user account.
(Variously referred to as Standard User, Local User, Limited User account.)
Read up on the workings of your security software.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful new technologies built to seek out, destroy, and prevent malware infections. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an easy-to-use anti-malware application available in both a Free and Premium version. The Free version is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities, and the Premium version uses advanced protection technologies to proactively stop malware infections. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is now part of the Premium version. Additionally, Malwarebytes offers a host of extra utilities as well as an approachable forum community to help you combat any piece of malware that exists in the wild. A top malware remover. Download
WinPatrol monitors and exposes adware, keyloggers, spyware, worms, cookies, and other malicious software. This program puts you back in control of your computer with no need for constant updates. WinPatrol’s goal is to help you understand what programs are running on your computer and to alert you to any new programs added without your permission. Unlike traditional security programs, WinPatrol doesn’t scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. Instead, it uses a heuristic behavioral approach, taking a snapshot of your critical system resources, and then alerting you to any changes that occur without your knowledge. Download
Adblock Plus is a free browser extension that allows you to – among other things – block annoying ads, disable tracking and block domains known to spread malware. Available for Android, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera, Safari and Yandex, Adblock Plus uses filters that you choose to block all unwanted elements.
AV-Comparatives provides unbiased tests of security software
AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solutions, lives up to its promises.
If you plan to buy an Anti-Virus, please visit the vendor’s site and evaluate their software by downloading a trial version, as there are also many other features and important things for an Anti-Virus that you should evaluate by yourself. Even if quite important, the data provided in the test reports on this site are just some aspects that you should consider when evaluating Anti-Virus software. http://www.av-comparatives.org/
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