I’ve been working on a computer for over a decade and a half and I have encountered quite a number of security issues from viruses, malwares, intrusions and a lot more. Since I don’t have enough money to buy the expensive Anti-Virus programs offered by well-known companies, I opted to install the Free version of AVG and CCleaner. For several years of working 8-10 hours on my computer everyday, browsing the internet, sharing and downloading files, I haven’t encountered a problem that has crashed my PC.
I consider these programs as 2 Essential Free Softwares for Computer Security because not only it takes care of the security of my computer, it gives me a peace of mind every time I browse the internet. Of course, nowadays, the web browser has become better in terms of flagging unsecured websites but hackers have become better in their field too.
As of this writing, I am still using AVG and CCleaner, the 2 Essential Free Softwares for Computer Security.
CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.
According to FileHippo.com, CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!
About AVG Free
AVG, is the NEW! Essential Antivirus Protection. It is Free and easy to use. It is an award-winning virus protection, faster smarter scan and essential privacy controls.
According to FileHippo.com, AVG AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is trusted antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free. In addition, the new included LinkScanner® Active Surf-Shield checks web pages for threats at the only time that matters – when you’re about to click that link.
AVG Anti-Virus Free has these following features:
Award-winning antivirus and antispyware
Real-time safe internet surfing and searching
Quality proven by 80 million of users
Easy to download, install and use
Protection against viruses and spyware
Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is only available for single computer use for home and non commercial use.
If you are planning to download the same security software I am using, you can visit the software’s official website or go to FileHippo.com or CNet.com. Make sure you turn on the “Download Updates Automatically” after installing, so you will have the latest version of the program.