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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Improve your PC Security with Free Tools

Free Tools that increase your PC Security Part 1

It's important to take steps to protect your personal data against both accidental loss and theft. I would like to start by sharing some free tools that can help make your PC more secure. Most of these free tools have a paid version that usually includes a security package, making things easier for you. It's not as convenient to put together the free tools you need yourself, but you can do it for free. The first thing everyone should have is an antivirus program. There are three free antivirus programs that I use personally, and all of them do a decent job protecting your system.  Here is a video from the PC Security Channel testing all three of them:

https://youtu.be/isZ7wgOjePw

Here are a few of tips for using your free antivirus program:

1. When you first install your free software, pay attention other for programs that will be automatically installed. If you don't need the additional software, be sure to un check the boxes before proceeding.

2. It is recommended to only have one active antivirus scanner. You may want to use other anti-malware programs (more on that in future posts) but antivirus scanners running at the same time on the same system may not work well together.

3. It is especially important to check for updates regularly, if you antivirus does not do so automatically. New malware is being released constantly, so your antivirus needs to be updated to protect you from the latest threats.















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