Rabu, Februari 02, 2011

5 Great Free Anti-Spyware Tools For Your Security Needs

1. Microsoft Defender

Included right off the bat with your Windows installation, Microsoft Defender actually does a pretty decent job of keeping your software clean from infections. It may not have the same level of reputation as third-party software providers which cater directly towards spyware prevention, but Microsoft’s clout does offer decent assurance that it works the way it’s supposed to.

Users should take note, however, that while Microsoft Defender is turned on by default, it has been found to be turned off on some computers, perhaps due to automatic changes resulting from software or accidental tweaks manually made by users. It can be toggled on or off in the Control Panel, so it pays to occasionally check if the program is actively running and keeping you safe.

2. Spybot Search & Destroy

Spybot Search & Destroy has been around for a long time, having a presence since 2003 when Windows XP was still making its rounds. It’s gained quite a following among professional and amateur tech circles, and has won numerous awards from prestigious names such as PCWorld and Softpedia during its run.

Spybot’s key features shine in its SDHelper and TeaTimer components, which actively prevent spyware which may inadvertently leak into your system from installing itself onto your computer. It has a simple and uncluttered interface to facilitate the user experience, and works on all systems up to Windows 7.

3. LavaSoft Ad-Aware SE

LavaSoft’s Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition is a free anti-spyware module which has been Spybot’s effective competitor since the beginning – which means that it works quite well. It offers real-time protection against malware and spyware threats, so if a rogue program tries to enter into your system, you’ll be notified immediately and be given the chance to clear it before it can perform any lasting damage.

Ad-Aware comes fully packed with protection against obscure but significant terms such as rootkits, trojans and malware, and their support team updates frequently to provide effective protection against potential new threats. In fact, if you want the best of both worlds, it’s recommendable to install both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D and run both programs at regular intervals.

4. ThreatFire

ThreatFire is another fantastic example of how good things can come in free packages. The award winning software has garnered positive reviews from reputable sources such as PCWorld, and has an Apple-like personality in that it is designed with the average user in mind. In addition to providing the standard protection functionalities, it also has some nifty tricks such as a real-time display of software threat detection around the world.

Thanks to its nature as a spyware removal program, ThreatFire can work together with regular antivirus software such as AVG or Avast without putting an extra burden on your PC’s resources. Since these types of programs are generally never turned off, this can translate into faster speeds on your PC, especially if you’re running an older model.

5. Comodo Internet Security

The antivirus software industry is a saturated one, and only the very best actually stand out enough to be noticed. Comodo Internet Security is the latest variant which has recently actually gained attention from the tech community, so it speaks for itself in being efficient in removing spyware from your computer.

Taking a page from the cloud, Comodo’s scanning methods are somewhat different from the other more established companies; most antivirus download the latest updates periodically to stay recent, whereas Comodo actually scans your system against their servers in real-time. This gives you the peace of mind that your system is protected against the same level of threat as their company servers are, as recently as they are made aware of them.

So guys, try one of this for your security in your PC....

Courtesy of  FriedBeef Tech





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