What Are Viruses?

Viruses are malicious programs designed to cause annoyance and even damage to your computer data.  They spread by infecting the files on your machine without the permission or knowledge of the user.  They can even steal your identity and wreck your hard-earned credit rating.  Viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, and adaware come in many different varieties.  It is essential to take steps to protect your PC and sometimes it can take more than a simple anti-virus scan to remove these nuisances.


FREE Security Tools:

Microsoft Security Essentials

Trend Micro HouseCall

BitDefender Online Scanner

Symantec Security Check

McAfee Security Scan Plus


FREE Malware and Spyware Removal Tools:

Malwarebytes

Spybot Search&Destroy

CC Cleaner


FREE Anti-Virus Tools:

AVG Free

AVAST Free Antivirus

AVAST Free AntiVirus for MAC

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

AVIRA Free Antivirus


FREE Utilities:

Ninite

TeamViewer


FREE Web Browsers:

Firefox

Google Chrome for Windows

Google Chrome for Mac

Safari for Windows