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Revision as of 20:43, 14 February 2014

Windows

Antivirus programs

An antivirus program is mostly used as a preventative measure. Their main purpose is to stop your computer from getting infected. They are typically fairly good at removing infections as well, but will sometimes need a little bit of extra help for that, programs to help remove an infection are referred to as Malware removers and will be covered further down on this page. Many antivirus programs will offer basic features for free, but also have a more robust paid option

FREE ANTIVIRUS

Microsoft Security Essentials (this comes pre-installed on Windows 8 & 8.1)
Avast Antivirus (also has a paid version)
AVG Free (also has a paid version)
Bitdefender (also has a paid version)

ESET
Kaspersky

MALWARE SCANNERS

Malware scanners are used to remove an infection on your computer. Unlike an Antivirus program, they are not a preventative measure. Think of antivirus as an immune system, and malware scanners like antibiotics. You don't want to always be using it, but it's very helpful when you need to fight off an infection. Much like antivirus programs, many of these offer free versions with a more robust paid option.

Malwarebytes (also has paid version)
SuperAntiSpyware (also has paid version)
McAfee Stinger

Browsers

A browser is the program that you use to access the Internet. Windows machines all come with Internet Explorer. Many people do not like IE for any number of reasons. Most find that other browsers can be faster or have fewer issues with various sites. Other browsers also offer many add-ons that can give additional functionality on various sites. Lastly, other browsers offer synchronization options across multiple devices. For example, you can bookmark a webpage on one computer, and the bookmark will appear on your phone and any other computers that you have. These are all completely free for full functionality.

FireFox
Chrome
Opera
Comodo Dragon (This browser is focused heavily on security)