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   ► KBIT Water-Coo...Windows Users   Print This     
  From the March 2016 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
Windows Users:
Protect Your Windows Computer Using FREE Tools
 
Posted 10 years ago on 7/28/2009
Take Away:

Protect your computer before it slows down, you lose data, or someone steals information. The basics are an antivirus program, Windows Updates, and a firewall. Beyond that, I like to use several programs that add layers of protection to your computer.

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The Basics

The basics are an antivirus program, anti-adware, Windows Updates, and a firewall.

Antivirus

If you're a home user, you can use the free edition of Avast or AVG. Also, TrendMicro offers a free online virus scan and repair.

Anti-Adware

You can use Windoows Defender, SpySweeper, or any of the other Anti-adware programs to minimize the invading of adware and malware.

Windows Update / Microsoft Update

Microsoft spends a lot of money enhancing, fixing, defending, and optimizing the latest versions of Windows. Make sure you are taking these updates.

Windows Firewall or Other

Either use the bundled Windows firewall or any of the available third party personal firewalls. Do this even if your house or company has a firewall. Protecting your computer is about adding layers of security.

Beyond The Basics

Beyond the basics you can add layers of protection to your computer, home, or business.

Home/Business Firewall

In addition to turning on your computer's firewall, consider using a firewall for your home or business.

Spybot

When you install Spybot, it offers additional layers of protection against Malware/Adware.

More Info

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